Problems setting up wireless network
Posted on 2011-09-24
I have 2 desktop computers, side by side and one printer. I wanted to convert to a wireless network. I purchased the Netgear N300 Wireless router. I also had to purchase 2 Netgear N150 Wireless USB adapters, one for each computer( one is Windows XP & the other is Windows 7). What I don't understand is, I had to connect an ethernet cable from the computer to the wireless router during setup. I installed the USB adapter, and can get on the internet as long as I keep the ethernet cable connected. Aren't you supposed to disconnect the cable after setup? Isn't that the purpose of wireless.
Also, do I set up the router software on both computers? I had a problem with my Windows 7 computer installing the USB adapter. I had to push a button on the USB adapter until it turned blue, which it did, and then the installation software timed me while I pushed the "WPS" button on the router. It wouldn't recognize my action no matter how many times I tried it, and then I had to enter the network information manually. It didn't detect the network name I gave the installation on the XP computer and came up with some strange names. Please advise.