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Anonymous
September 5, 2005 4:25:54 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

I also posted my router query on a different newsgroup and got a response
that allowed me to set things up. My post there is copied below.

My question to my fellow Dell users: any further suggestions (RE: security,
etc.)

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Hi Toolman:

You are always so pleasant and helpful; I appreciate it!
Yes, I did connect things very carefully and in the right order.

I just needed to find out that information.

I tried so many places!! That's one of the frustrating things about Windows.
The menus have menus which have menus...

Anyway, your response was right on.

I got the information and it looks like everything is now set up correctly.

I've also enabled encryption. I have a code # and a wireless name.

So, hopefully when I get my notebook it will "connect" properly.

Oh, yeah, I have Broadband.

Mel



"Toolman Tim" <no.spam.for.tcm@my.email.is.invalid> wrote in message
news:mzZSe.3466$tc7.3430@fe03.lga...
> MB_ wrote:
>> I ordered a Dell Inspiron notebook with an internal wireless card. I
>> want to go wireless by attaching a router to my Dell Dim2400.
>>
>> Ok, I bought the Linksys WRT54G. and I'm trying to set that up in
>> preparation for the arrival of my notebook.
>>
>> It came with a CD with a set-up program. I ran that. The hardware is
>> simple and it was no problem setting up that connection. But then it
>> says that it cannot automatically set-up the router. The error
>> message is: "ERROR NOT MESSAGE RECEIVER"
>>
>> I have no idea what that means, but it asks me to do it manually.
>>
>> The screen asks for:
>>
>> IP Address:
>>
>> Subnet Mask:
>>
>> Gateway:
>>
>> DNS 1:
>>
>> DNS 2:
>>
>> So, where do I find this information?? It says to call my ISP but I
>> figure there must be some place on my computer where it's listed. I
>> couldn't find it under my network connections, device manager, modem
>> properties, but maybe I don't know where to look (ok, no maybe about
>> it).
>> So, any help to get me to the next screen?! I have XP Home
>>
>> Mel
>
> SLOW DOWN, DUDE! It's a holiday...I can't think that fast <g>
>
> Are you on broadband (Cable or DSL Internet provider?) I could look in
> your
> headers and attempt a guess, but I shouldn't have to. You should have
> provided that info.
>
> Assuming you have broadband:
> Did you follow the PRECISE hookup instructions? The printed ones...that
> came
> in the box? If you get the steps out of order, or plug the cables into the
> wrong jacks, it won't work. Just running the CD doesn't fix that.
>
> That being said, I've not had the best of luck with the Linksys automated
> setup software. Others may have, but I've not been so lucky.
>
> If you remove the router from the system, and get your system back online
> with your ISP without the router (modem ---> PC) then you can get the IP
> address, DNS server, Gateway, all that from the following place: open My
> Computer, on the left side click on My Network Places, then (left side)
> View
> network connections, find the LAN connection, double-click it. Now, click
> on
> the Support tab in the new dialog box...then click on details...there's
> your
> numbers.
>
> Or start/run/cmd and type ipconfig /all <enter>
>
> Write them all down. Then RE-READ the hookup/install instructions for the
> router, and try again. Please note that you will probably have to power
> down
> the modem, computer, router, for a few minutes, and turn them back on in
> the
> correct order.
>
> --
> Madness takes its toll. Please have exact change.
>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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Anonymous
September 5, 2005 10:55:36 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Comment about Linksys routers, wireless or wired. They need just about no setup
at all with most cable internet ISPs. Installing one can simply be a matter of
powering down the computer, attaching cable between the router and cable modem,
then powering up the router first, followed by the computer. Or, the Linksys
setup CD works flawlessly with cable internet, too.

Verizon DSL and similar other DSLs are another story. For these, I simply
recommend to people to call Verizon (or other DSL ISP) and ask them to walk
through the setup with a tech support person. I also do the same myself,
because I am pretty lazy and never manage to record what I am told by the
Verizon tech so I can make short work of it the next time... Ben Myers

On Mon, 5 Sep 2005 12:25:54 -0400, "MB_" <mel@prodigy.invalid.net> wrote:

>I also posted my router query on a different newsgroup and got a response
>that allowed me to set things up. My post there is copied below.
>
>My question to my fellow Dell users: any further suggestions (RE: security,
>etc.)
>
<SNIP>
Anonymous
September 5, 2005 10:55:37 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Ben:

That obviously wasn't true in my case, for whatever reason.

All seems fine now.

Are there any other precautions you might advise?

Mel
<ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
news:431c93a8.20988436@nntp.charter.net...
> Comment about Linksys routers, wireless or wired. They need just about no
> setup
> at all with most cable internet ISPs. Installing one can simply be a
> matter of
> powering down the computer, attaching cable between the router and cable
> modem,
> then powering up the router first, followed by the computer. Or, the
> Linksys
> setup CD works flawlessly with cable internet, too.
>
> Verizon DSL and similar other DSLs are another story. For these, I simply
> recommend to people to call Verizon (or other DSL ISP) and ask them to
> walk
> through the setup with a tech support person. I also do the same myself,
> because I am pretty lazy and never manage to record what I am told by the
> Verizon tech so I can make short work of it the next time... Ben Myers
>
> On Mon, 5 Sep 2005 12:25:54 -0400, "MB_" <mel@prodigy.invalid.net> wrote:
>
>>I also posted my router query on a different newsgroup and got a response
>>that allowed me to set things up. My post there is copied below.
>>
>>My question to my fellow Dell users: any further suggestions (RE:
>>security,
>>etc.)
>>
> <SNIP>
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Anonymous
September 6, 2005 2:40:44 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Yes. Enable encryption for all computers connecting via wifi. This will
require you to enter the encryption key on your laptop. But people next door
with wifi-equipped computers will not be able to connect... Ben Myers

On Mon, 5 Sep 2005 17:11:02 -0400, "MB_" <mel@prodigy.invalid.net> wrote:

>Ben:
>
>That obviously wasn't true in my case, for whatever reason.
>
>All seems fine now.
>
>Are there any other precautions you might advise?
>
>Mel
><ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
>news:431c93a8.20988436@nntp.charter.net...
>> Comment about Linksys routers, wireless or wired. They need just about no
>> setup
>> at all with most cable internet ISPs. Installing one can simply be a
>> matter of
>> powering down the computer, attaching cable between the router and cable
>> modem,
>> then powering up the router first, followed by the computer. Or, the
>> Linksys
>> setup CD works flawlessly with cable internet, too.
>>
>> Verizon DSL and similar other DSLs are another story. For these, I simply
>> recommend to people to call Verizon (or other DSL ISP) and ask them to
>> walk
>> through the setup with a tech support person. I also do the same myself,
>> because I am pretty lazy and never manage to record what I am told by the
>> Verizon tech so I can make short work of it the next time... Ben Myers
>>
>> On Mon, 5 Sep 2005 12:25:54 -0400, "MB_" <mel@prodigy.invalid.net> wrote:
>>
>>>I also posted my router query on a different newsgroup and got a response
>>>that allowed me to set things up. My post there is copied below.
>>>
>>>My question to my fellow Dell users: any further suggestions (RE:
>>>security,
>>>etc.)
>>>
>> <SNIP>
>
>
Anonymous
September 6, 2005 3:38:19 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Ben Myers wrote:

> Yes. Enable encryption for all computers connecting via wifi. This will
> require you to enter the encryption key on your laptop. But people next door
> with wifi-equipped computers will not be able to connect... Ben Myers
>
There's also a slight performance hit (on order of less than 10%), but I
definitely agree that you ought to at least enable WEP and change the
default login password for the router.
!