Working in the computer industry I would figure i'm atleast capable of changing over our home wireless netowrk, atleast one would think. Originally I had decided to not bother and let my home wireless network be installed by the same company that provides my family with the cable modem, but after being charged for several months now i decided it was time to just buy my own router and save money and return the rented router.
Here's the problem. The cable company installed a 2wire wireless router and I am trying to install a linksys wireless router in my home. I unplugged my 2wire router, plugged in my linksys router and didn't get any conections. So i backtracked. I looked at the linksys instructions and first asked you to put in the CD and establish a direct connection to the internet. So i plugged my computer into modem and into wall and got no internet. I can't remember if I unplugged my cable modem or not after making this connection, but nothing came up when i tried to connect to the internet. Is unplugging the cable modem and plugging it back in when you change out routers an issue if so this maybe where my problem lies.
I then tried to connect my router to my cable modem and typed in the address to see the default router page http://188.8.131.52
(i think thats it) but it doesn't come up.
Did I do something wrong? Do I need to totally uninstall something before these things can be installed? I have to be very carefull since my wife runs her business out of our home and i was trying to install it on one PC only at first just incase somehting bad happens i can always plug back in the 2wire router as a safety.
Am I able to switch out routers this easily? Do I just have to get the second one configured and then it depends on which router is plugged in and sending out the signals for the computers to connect to. I was under the impression that I could easily get the linksys setup and then be able to pick on the computers which router signal I wanted to connect to that way I wouldn't mess up our existing 2wire wireless setup before I get the new linksys done.
I have successfully installed a linksys from scratch but never where a wireless internet is already present so i'm a little worried about messing things up. Anyone offer some advice or answer some of these questions. Will I have to switch our the wireless cards in the computers as well?
Network is 3 laptops all XP and 3 desktop XP spread throught the house.
The 2wire is the 802.11g and the linksys is the G as well.
The current 2wire wireless network works fine, however i don't have an admin password or know how to access anything with it and I would rather own my wireless network then continue to pay monthly fees for it.
Any Info Is appreciated to help me solve the problem of switching over networks.