I just ordered SBC DSL and the line was activiated today. They sent me a modem, 2 cables and a DSL filter. So I hookup the modem according to their instructions, done. Because I have wireless network, I hookup the modem to my wireless router(Netgear 614). I have solid lights for "DSL" and "Ethernet" which means those 2 are working properly, but I dont have internet connection, dont know why. I was on the phone with SBC tech for over 1/2 hour with no progress made. Do I need to get a DSL modem that supports wireless? Does it matter how the modem delivers the signal?
Here's an update. I spoke to a different sbc tech last night. He had me hookup via a lan cable and he was able to get me on to the internet no problem. But when I made the switch to wireless, I dont get internet connect even though I have "Ethernet", "DSL", and "Internet" lights on the modem. I have to use wireless because my modem is set in the living room and my room is down the hall. I only have one active phone jack and that's in the kitchen. My wireless router is a Netgear WGR614. Do I need to reset the router? Any suggestions?
Yes I'm setup to obtain IP address via DHCP. I thought I power down both modem and router, I'll double check that. When I hook the router back to the cable modem, it works fine. It's the DSL side that I'm experiencing problem. I still keep my cable service in case things like this happen so that I have internet access. Maybe I need to reset the router?
Correct. The SBC tech ping the crap out of the modem last night. I haven't try pinging the router. It's strange that the router works with cable modem but not dsl. Maybe the router doesn't support DSL?
Reset your router. We shouldn't speak about your cable modem ever again. Focus on the DSL.
Setup your router according to the instructions. Get the IP dynamically through DHCP. Pick a SSID that is unique. Don't bother with WEP yet. Broadcast out the signal and get all the computers to show up. If you'd like, find their MAC addresses and assign them to the router as the only ones able to access the network.
Now add the modem. Data cable from the wall to the modem's internet port. Ethernet cable from the router to the PC's NIC.
You have setup an account I assume at this point. Make sure you're logged in. If you used the CD you probably log in automatically.
Getting internet on your rig at least at this point? We have to assume that the wireless router is ok since you've got it working with cable.
Finally, someone who is using DSL with wireless. Yes I have my account setup already. I can access the internet via LAN cable, from DSL modem to my PC. Please bare with me because I'm stupid when it comes to networking. I'm using Windows XP. Does every PC use the same SSID? How do I go about finding their MAC addresses? I assume that I'd type 192.168.0.1 to access netgear's setup site and enter the MAC and SSID there, correct? Also, you mention that (Ethernet cable from the router to the PC's NIC)..how? All 3 of my PCs have wireless card and all are away from the router. Router in living room along with the DSL modem, one PC is in my room, the 2nd one is in the garage and the 3rd one is in my sister's room.
Please keep in mind that I'm stupid .
Thank you for your help.
From the router, I can ping the ip address but not the url such as www.yahoo.com. When I open up IE, I get page not found. My DNS is setup to DHCP..192.168.0.1 I'm going to call Netgear when I get home later today. I think it's the setting in the router like hdlucke mention in the earlier post. Eventually I'll get this resolved via lots of helps.
Thank you for your time and expertise jlanka, hdlucke.
Ok here's an update. I just got off the phone with Netgear's tech. He walked me through the "wireless configuration" page of the router and is able to get me online via wireless. I didn't disable the "Turn on Access Control" option and didn't have "Region" selected which is United States. The SSID is correct. I told you that I'm dumb when it comes to networking. But anyway..I really appreciate you guys sharing your knowledge on this forum jlanka and dhlucke. Have a nice weekend.