So I used to own an old Netgear router. It's white and has the blue lights in the middle. It stopped working so we bought another Netgear. It is the Netgear N300 wireless router. Now for some reason, my bedroom computer network card will not connect to the new router in my game room. My network card is a Zonet ZEW1642. I know that it will work because the range is a lot better on the new one. I use the windows network manager and the Ralink manager (the one that came with it) and ity still wont work. There's two things that happen:
1. Both network managers don't find it at all
2. It does find it, connects but instantly drops.
When it does connect, I right click the small computer at the bottom (Im on XP) and click status. Then I click status again on the screen that pops up. It says:
Invalid IP address
Ive spent 3 hours trying to connect. Ive disabled windows firewall, Avira, and removed spybot s&d. NOTHING IT WORKING!
Device Description Intel 82801DB I/O Controller Hub 4 (ICH4) [A-1]
Bus Type PCI
Bus / Device / Function 0 / 30 / 0
Device ID 8086-244E
Subsystem ID 0000-0000
Device Class 0604 (PCI/PCI Bridge)
Fast Back-to-Back Transactions Supported, Disabled
66 MHz Operation Not Supported
Bus Mastering Enabled
oops sorry. We returned the router and got another one. I can connect to it, but it drops every so often. And when it does connect, it is extremely slow. I ran IPCONFIG/all anyway
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Documents and Settings\Allen Scozzari>ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : allen
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connecti
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-07-E9-BB-8B-DA
Okay, i ran the command prompt above. It is still unresponsive. I ordered another networking adapter to test to see if the old one is going out. My old one was a cheapie and I've had it for about 2 years
Hello Allen S - Please do what dadiggle suggest, since you bought a new router you need to set it up first before using it. You have a disc that came with the new router, insert it on the optical drive then follow the instructions.