Setting Up Network Router and Wireless Access Point
Posted on 2004-12-01
Hello. This is what I have:
Sager NP8880 2.8 Ghz Laptop w/ built in network card (RJ-45)
D-Link DI-707P 7-port Router
D-Link DWL-2100 Wireless Access Point
D-Link DWL-G650 AirPlus Xtreme G 2.4 Wireless Card
I am able to connect to the internet if I connect the DSL modem directly to my network connection on my laptop. The first day that I received my router and access point, I set up the router according to the installation instructions. I was able to log onto the internet through the router. I then installed the Wireless Card and began to set up the access point. I was never able to get to the internet after making this connection. My laptop saw that I had a wireless connection, but I wasn't able to use it. I called D-Link tech support and they gave me a newer firmware for the access point. I uninstalled all of the D-Link equipment. When I began to reinstall the router, I again set it up and this time I was not able to connect to the internet, however I could still connect directly via the DSL modem. Everytime that I opened up an internet connection while connected through the router, it gave me a Network Settings Not Found screen. I called D-Link again and they walked me through the router settings and verified they were correct. I was able to ping many websites using the router tools. I again tried to connect through the router and nothing. D-Link believes that there is a problem with my laptop/software. I've reset all my IE settings to default and this still hasn't fixed it. My last resort is to wipe out my system and start from scratch (see my question in Hardware section). I want to avoid this if possible.
I've addressed a few problems here and will try all suggestions to fix them. Thank you.