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Solved: Wireless network problems

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Please bear with me a s I am not very good at PC problems so be patient !

Before Christmas I was running my desktop through an ethernet cable to my ISP. The router I am using is a netgear DG834.
The router has a link for a wireless modem so I have purchased one - a D-Link DI 524.

I have wired it as shown - from my internet link to the netgear, from the netgear WAN link to the D-Link with a hard wired ethernet cable from the netgear to my desktop.

My desktop is working fin, I have normal internet access but my laptop will not conect to the internet.

The laptop has picked up my wireless link, it shows a 54Mbps 'normal' connection but then when I try to go to the internet it cannot connect.

I have typed in the CMD line the IPCONFIG address which returns lots of 'data' but one is the IP address on the laptop is & on the desktop it is, I have also pinged the router and received 4 returns but when I ping a web address it cannot find it.

I am desperate - my kids are about to kill me !!!!

PS - laptop works fine hardwired through the netgear router

Any ideas?

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Welcome, Chris B.

I didn't see where you showed your connections, but it sounds a little like you have two routers daisy chained together and they both are using 192.168.0.x subnet. If so, that won't work because computers connected to the second router will usually not get internet access.

If in fact this is what you are doing, here are 3 options:
a. ditch one of the routers;
b. change the LAN subnet on one of the routers;
c. configure one of the routers as an ethernet switch and optional wireless access point, as follows.

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together. - JohnWill

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!
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OK, you can mark this 'solved' using the Thread Tools at the upper right.

Had I bothered to look up the Netgear and discovered that it is a modem/router combo (thanks coulterp!) I wouldn't have suggested to ditch it. :(

If you want to go with my suggestion (2), connect a computer to the D-Link, access it via browser, navigate to the LAN section and change its LAN address to (Expect to lose connection until you 'repair' your connection or Restart your computer.)

For suggestion (3) I think coulterp and I have covered it completley, but ask if something is not clear.
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