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Sky Broadband: Wireless

  Gummomarx 00:55 08 Oct 2009

I've just formatted my brother's PC and re-installed his software. However 'Acquiring network address' is as far as I can get with his Internet connection. I've tried to access the router via and and but no pages display. In Ipconfig, there are only zeroes and spaces in the key areas.

Please help.

  Strawballs 04:03 08 Oct 2009

What is the make and model of router that sky supply?

  Gummomarx 09:13 08 Oct 2009

It's a Netgear - no model number apparent on it.

  Strawballs 22:21 08 Oct 2009

As a quick reference, this table shows the default addresses, usernames, and passwords for some common router manufacturers.

Router Address Username Password
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Microsoft Broadband
click here

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  dms_05 17:53 10 Oct 2009

It's with user name/password admin/sky. Works on all Sky routers. If you have ipconfig as you report you aren't connecting the router to the PC. Use LAN for the initial connection and then set up the WiFi.

  Gummomarx 18:41 10 Oct 2009

I got it sorted last night by connecting an extended ethernet cable from a socket in the hall. This allowed me to get into the Netgear settings where I went up through the channels until finding that 5 worked.

(The funny thing is that wireless worked in the old channel with security removed.)

Thanks for all your time, comrades.

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