Basic netwear wireless router setup (MR814 v2).
Posted on 2004-09-04
Boy I feel stupid, but i need serious help.
I am trying to set up my first wireless network. A friend gave me a new Netgear MR814 wireless router (and an adaptor, but I havent gotten that far).
I cant even get past the very first step. To set up the cables, the directions tell me to Disconnect the ether net cable from your computer which connects to your cable or dsl modem. Then to plug that loose end that was in the computer into port A of the router.
Now initially, the only cable that runs between the back of the computer and the modem has a usb type adaptor on each end...and the back of the router only accepts ethernet (telephone type) connections....
I have the same problem trying to connect a local port on the router to the back of the computer...
Am i supposed to have some sort of ethernet to usb adaptor?
Now, there IS a place on the back of hte computer and the back of the modem where I can plug in an ethernet type connection. These arent labeled, but if I use those, I can get the cables set up as in the diagram.... but then, I cant connect to the internet when the router is in place. It works without the router.
None of the troubleshooters seem to be helping in that configuration and I feel stupid because this is supposed to be easy. I really need to get this to work because my mom uses it for work and is counting on it.
Obviously im very confused, so I appreciate any detail in your answer. Thanks.