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Old 08-03-2006, 02:12 PM   #21
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Martha,

The easiest way and what you want to do is probably this: take the ethernet cable going into your computer, and put it instead into the WAN port of your router. Then plug your computer's ethernet port into one of the ethernet jacks on the router.

This assumes it's a router/switch/wireless access point, which is what they mostly sell as an "instant" wireless networking device. Is it?
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Re: Home computer questions--yet again
Old 08-03-2006, 02:57 PM   #22
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Thank you guys. I'll muddle a bit and pm if I need help. I also might be able to get my sister's BF to help.
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Re: Home computer questions--yet again

You might need another cable.

What wab/cool dood said...the box you bought can act sort of like a 'splitter'. The 'wan' port goes to your ISP connection, so taking the wire that comes out of the clearwire box and connecting it to the wan port makes all those 'lan' ports now be connectable to your ISP, on top of the wireless connection it can do.

So then connect another cable (did one come with the doohickey?) from one of the 'lan' ports over to that powerline network box that hooks up your other PC.

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If you don't get an internet connection after following the instructions above do the following:

1. turn off (or unplug) the clearwire modem
2. turn off (or unplug) the access point/router
3. turn on (plug in) the clearwire modem
4. turn on (plug in) on the access pount
5. try to view a web page

If you still don't have a connection look up the IP address of the router in the manual. It's usually something like 192.168.0.1. Type this IP address into the address bar of your web browser (same place you'd type any web address). You should see an administration login page for the router.

If you can't connect to the router from your computer try swapping the ethernet cables. These cables have a tendancy to malfunction.
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I would expect either Cool Dood's or CFB's approach to work. The best choice may depend on which location will place your WAP close to the laptops or other wireless devices that will access it.

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Don - its a doohickey, not a WAP. Lets get our technical terms straight!
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But don't forget to plug it into your thingamajig. (You can connect them with a whatchamacallit.)

Dear god, I looked and -- there's an exhaustive Wikipedia article on cadigans.
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OK, I printed off your directions and I'm going for it. If you don't see me again, I am stuck in the ethermacallit.
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Well, thats one Moderator down, 5 to go... MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAA
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Old 08-03-2006, 05:09 PM   #30
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I am so happy. Happy happy happy. I am on the internet on three computers! I loooooove you guys.

Now I have to make it secure.

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Help! Help! DW said she just made our new network secure. She says she has . . . geekchops. She's dancing in the living room, getting ready to internet AND watch HGTV tonite. What do I do . . . be-do-be-do?

Martha, am I secure?

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Well thats easy...give me your IP address and I'll tell you in about 30 seconds.

Better still, you'll know in about 15....
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Shield's up!

I followed the instructions Al linked to. I hope I'm good.
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Help! Help! DW said she just made our new network secure. She says she has . . . geekchops. She's dancing in the living room, getting ready to internet AND watch HGTV tonite. What do I do . . . be-do-be-do?

Martha, am I secure?

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Maybe she just uses him for his body
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Greg cuts the paper towel rolls in half. Hey, it's not that easy to do -- try it!
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Ms. Martha goes legit!
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Rock on, Martha! Found this thread late. I was the geek friend who set up others wireless networks, but I stopped when someone forgot and lost their password and was miffed at me.
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What are "instructions"?
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Hey HFWR, you suggested disabling SSID. I don't know what that is and how to do it, so I didn't.

Important? Or no?
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