Trying to set up a WiFi router to NTL Set Top box the power light on the Netgear router is 'on', the wireless signal light is on but the Internet light stays 'orange' ie not connected. Removed the router and reconnected the Ethernet cable and got back on line. Has anyone used Netgear router with NTL BB and got it working? Or is there a better router for NTL? Thanks DG
I have NTL with a Belkin router and a Belkin wireless adapter on my second PC.
It's not on my set top box though. I found it was easier to get NTL to switch me to a separate Modem.
I had been upgraded to 2mb and my set top box only allowed a maximum of 1mb. I rang NTL and they sent an engineer out who disconnected the set top box, rerouted the cable, installed the modem all free. The internet account for the set top box was cancelled and a new account set up for the modem. Everything went very smoothly and the downtime was only for a couple of hours.
Did you power off the set-top box for a couple of minutes to allow it to release the existing connection, so that when rebooted it will recognise there is a new device connected to it and allocate a new IP address?
It doesn't matter whether you have one computer or several connected to the router, the basic setup procedure is the same. The point I made previously about powering of the modem (set-top box) is *essential*, otherwise the connection of a new device won't be recognised, it won't get a new IP address and you won't have internet access.
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