Unable to connect to home network (NTL)

  Hayley_Thomas 23:31 27 Jun 2007

I bought a belkin wireless router with a USB adapter for my PC and laptop. My laptop can pick up the connection I have set up and some from nearby houses. Yet when I try to connect to my network I get a message along the lines of PC won't give out IP address. I have no idea what this is or why it won't work. I'm using Windows XP and not using the software that came with the router because my laptop doesn't like it, so I've used Windows Wireless Network Wizard on both. Please help but try layman's terms, I'm not the most expert person! Thanks :)

  ambra4 01:50 28 Jun 2007

It is strongly recommended by All router suppliers that you use a physically connected cable
to the Router (via an RJ45 cable) for router setup. (Please read manual before installing router)

Using a wireless connected computer for setup is Not recommended or to access setup at any time.

Can cause major corruption to firmware on the router and great pain to you as could

Have you setup your network adapter on the desktop

Click “Start”, “Settings”, then “Control Panel”.

2. Double-click on the “Network and dial-up connections
“Network” icon (Windows XP).

3. Right-click on the “Local Area Connection” associated with your network adapter and select “Properties” from the drop-down menu.

4. In the “Local Area Connection Properties” window, click “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)” and click the “Properties” button

5. Select “Obtain an IP address automatically

6 Obtain DNS server address automatically”

7 Click “OK”.

Your network adapter is now configured for use with the Router.

  ambra4 01:54 28 Jun 2007

Recommended Web Browser Settings

In most cases, you will not need to make any changes to your web
browser settings.

But if you was using dialup check your browser setting.

Internet Explorer 4.0 or Higher

1. Start your web browser. Select “Tools” then “Internet Options”.

2. In the “Internet Options” screen, there are three selections:
“Never dial a connection”, “Dial whenever a network connection
is not present”, and “Always dial my default connection”.

If you can make a selection, select “Never dial a connection”. If you
cannot make a selection, go to the next step.

3. Under the “Internet Options” screen, click on “Connections” and
select “LAN Settings…”.

4. Make sure there are no check marks next to any of the displayed
options: “Automatically detect settings”, “Use automatic
configuration script”, and “Use a proxy server”.

5 Click “OK”. Then click “OK” again in the “Internet Options” page.

  ambra4 02:00 28 Jun 2007

All of this information is in the manual that came with manual

Configuring your Router with the Setup Wizard

Running the Setup Wizard

1. You can access the web-based management user interface of the router using the Internet browser.

2. Type “” (do not type in anything else such as “http://” or “www”)
in your browser’s address bar.

3. Then press the “Enter” key.


It is strongly recommended that you use a computer physically connected
to the Router with an RJ45 cable for initial setup.

Using a wireless connected computer for initial setup is
not recommended or to access setup at any time.

2. The login screen will appear in your browser to prompt you
to login.

3. The router is ships with no password entered.

4. In the login screen, leave the password blank and click the “Submit” button
to log in.

5. A Status page will follow showing detail status of your Router.

6. Next, click on the “Setup Wizard” button for express
configuration (recommended).

7. Click on the “Setup Wizard” button to start the Router’s Setup

8. The first step is to select the appropriate time zone for your region.

9. Tick the “Automatically Adjust Daylight Saving” box.

10. Click Next,

11. Select the connection type “PPPoA”

12. Click Next

13. Enter the User name & Password that you gave to your ISP when you requested the ADSL line.

14. Make sure that the user name and password you enter is correct

15. Click Next

16. The router is shipped with default to Annex A (Do Not Change)

17. Click Next

18. Double-check the settings shown on the screen.

19. You can click “Back” to change the settings or click “Apply” to
activate your settings.

20. You have finished installing the Belkin Router.

21. Close and restart browser an see if you can access a website

22. You will have to access setup again for a more detailed installation, security, and wireless setting this time using the manually configuring.

  ambra4 02:10 28 Jun 2007

You will also need to check that the laptop network adapter is setup


  Hayley_Thomas 21:00 30 Jun 2007

I can't seem to get on the web based configuration page. My browser just redirects me to a search results page!

  ambra4 21:07 30 Jun 2007


You able to access the router but you not able to configure the router????

  Hayley_Thomas 21:15 30 Jun 2007

My router is plugged in with all lights going. Laptop can pick it up no problem. I typed in manually and copy and pasted that web-based configuration address but I can't get to it, I get redirected to MSN's sodding suggestions

  ambra4 21:18 30 Jun 2007

Are you using PPPoE or PPPoA

Are you using a Cable system or a ADSL phone line

  ambra4 21:20 30 Jun 2007

Hold on

  ambra4 21:25 30 Jun 2007

Your system is up and running and you are trying to access the internet from the laptop

yes or no

or system not up and you trying to access the router via the desktop??

not to sure what you saying

A little more information would held please

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