router problem

Reply Wed 16 May, 2012 06:24 am
Using windows 7. I installed a Belkin 600 db router. It was woking fine. I was
able to connect to the internet. Then I tried to setup an lg blu-ray player with
the dongle included. I always thought the dongle had to be attached to the
computer. Their manual said to attach it to the front. I looked and looked
again and saw no usb port, (all I saw was what appeared to be a black on
off button which turned out to be just a cover. I have never seen a usb port
with a cover on it). So I decided to put the dongle on my computer. When
I did the router still worked. Then I took out the dongle to put on the blu-
ray player the router no longer worked. I could not get on the internet
using this router. I put the dongle back in the computer and the router
worked again. Later while online I saw a message that my settings on the
wi-fi adapter had changed. I took the dongle out again and the router
no longer worked. I put the adapter back in the computer and this time
the router did not work. I reinstalled the router pushed the reset button
on the back and it still did not work. Something happened when I attached
this wi-fi adapter to the computer affecting the router. The router still does
not work. Any ideas?
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Reply Wed 16 May, 2012 06:55 am
It appears that when you attached the wifi adapter to the computer it assumed that was your preferred internet connection. You need to change your network settings on your computer.

I don't have a lot of time this morning. See if this link can talk you through it. Basically, you need to delete the wifi connection and make the hard connection the active one. (It might work to just restart your computer with the wired connection active and no wifi adapter connected.)

Reply Wed 16 May, 2012 08:13 am
thanks for your reply. In change adapter settings it would not let me delete
the connection but I could disable it, which I did. I then unplugged modem and router and reinstalled. Still doesn't work. I tried to setup a new broadband
connection but windows said I needed a username and passwork which I don't
have because Comcast said they don't issue these.
Reply Wed 16 May, 2012 12:41 pm
A couple of things that may help you.

1. Make sure your modem/router are plugged in and turned on.
2. Make sure your wired connection goes from your computer to your router.
3. Turn on the computer when every thing else is plugged in and on.
4. With the computer on make sure that you are getting a green light on the router and the computer where the lan is connected to them.

You are not setting up a broadband connection on your computer. You are only setting up an TCP/IP connection to an existing network so try "connect to a network" if you still don't have a connection after all the other steps above are done.
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Reply Wed 16 May, 2012 02:49 pm
A couple of other comments to add to those above.

Your problem is not your router. You added a new wireless device to your computer and your computer started using that instead of the one built into it. When you removed it, your computer no longer had a way to contact the router. What you need to do is enable your old wireless device on your computer. If I had a W7 machine handy I could tell you how to do that but since I don't I found this on a search:

Navigate to your wireless network card properties and make sure it is enabled;
start > control panel > network and internet (or network and sharing) > network options > manage network connections
then select your wireless NIC and right click on it, then make sure it is enabled.

Now look for a wireless connection and you should see your router.
Reply Wed 16 May, 2012 03:51 pm
I hadn't even crossed my mind that the original connection was wifi but that could be the problem.
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Reply Mon 25 Jun, 2012 12:52 am
May be you should reset router after at least ten minite later!Try it!
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Reply Sat 14 Jul, 2012 10:54 am
My simpleton approach is to reboot my system and router (power router off and back on) when adding a new device. It's worked for me many times.
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Reply Sun 15 Jul, 2012 02:12 am
hiii..iam new user to this site
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Reply Tue 17 Jul, 2012 02:34 pm
change your router simply Smile May be your driver got crushed.
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