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    NETGEAR WG602 Acess Point - Can't Get To Configuration Screen!

    Okay I'm tearing my hair out now, can anyone give me advice as to what I could be doing wrong?

    PC uses blueyonder broadband/modem. I want to set-up the access point on this PC to provide internet access wirelessly to parent's PC and laptop.

    I have set-up Netgear stuff in the past but I can't figure this one out. It's been reset to default settings - the main problem seems to be I can't get to the IP based configuration screen. Default IP is 192.168.0.227, but when I enter this I get nothing. Access Point is plugged into the PC via Ethernet, all lights on the access point are lit (indicating everything's good), green led on the ethernet cable indicating that's okay.

    There seems to be no software to install, which I find a bit odd? Don't have a laptop to try the connection yet - assuming it'll work with default settings (will confirm in a bit) but the fact I can't access the control and password setting options at this point suggests there's another issue anyway.

    Do I need to set a specific IP address / and subnet mask, in the installation guide it says if the PC is part of a network set the IP to 192.168.0.210 and Subnet mask to 255.255.255.0 (but this isn't mentioned in the install assistant). Also if i do this, the internet stops working anyway so i have to set it back to obtain automatically...

    I feel very dumb right now, I need someone how can give me a step-by-step pointers guide
    Last edited by cptwhite_uk; 28-11-2006 at 01:04 PM.

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    I have the same access point. Can you ping the wireless AP? The lights being lit just shows there is phantom voltage on the pins and the cables should be ok but doesn't mean logically all is well.

    You will need to connect via ethernet cable and set your TCP/IP config (on the PC configuring the device) to anything from 192.168.0.1 - 254 (excluding 227) and the mask to 255.255.255.0 - this is just to enable you to configure the AP.

    Once in, configure the AP IP address 9under IP settings) and mask to ,for example, 192.168.0.230 / 255.255.255.0 and zeros for the gateway address.

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    cheers for the reply geezerone ...can you give me a bit more detail please?

    I understand how I can set a specific IP in the connection's TCP/IP properties. However in my 'network connections' there is two options '1394 connection' or 'Local Area Network' if I input a specific IP address and subnet mask, instead of 'obtain automatically' then the broadband stops working.

    Ok to summarise:

    How do I "ping the wireless AP" (can you confirm how to ping (once at command prompt), and what address i should be ping-ing )

    You will need to connect via ethernet cable and set your TCP/IP config (on the PC configuring the device) - I assume this is by entering the AP's IP in the browser - but the default IP on the AP (I've reset the AP to default settings), doesn't seem to connect and bring up the admin login screen? What could I be doing wrong?

    Sure I'll get to the bottom of this eventually!


    Finally cracked it cheers for the help my good man.
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    Default IP Address of NetGear kit is normally 192.168.0.1

    If you connect pc to router with ethernet cable, and configure your PC IP address for the 'Local Area Network' as say 192.168.0.5 and set Default gateway to 192.168.0.1 and then open your browser (IE) and enter the IP address of 192.168.0.1 as the url, the you should get the logon screen for the router configuration....


    Then configure it as you wish.....
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    I'm still having problems with this is anyone can help...

    I've got the internet up and running, I've reset the acess point so default IP is 192.168.0.227 admin/password. I've connected via ethernet cable. Everything is set to obtain default IP address automatically, yet when I try and access the AP settings in IE by typing the address http://192.168.0.227 I still get no login screen.

    I'm sure I'm just being very dumb - the wireless access is working and I've pinged the address and got a responce so I know that's working, I just can't access the settings.

    If anyone can thing what I'm doing wrong please help. I tried the instructions outlined in the post above but it says I've set an invalid subnet mask...

    Also on the IPconfig info screen it says DHCP is 'No' for the ethernet adapter, is this right?

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    just to confirm the hierarchy and iron out a potential glitch, is it an access point, or a wireless router?

    cable modem-router-access point (if its an access point)
    cable modem-wireless router (if its a router)

    which one is it?

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    set-up is

    cable modem > main PC > access point (not router) > wireless devices...

    I guess it's the second from the options you listed

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    have you got DHCP enabled on the main pc?

    what is the ip of the main pc?
    what modem do you have?

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    sorry for the delay went out Steve:

    How can i check if DHCP is enabled?

    Here's a screen shot of the IPconfig screen. Maybe this will be of use.


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    what's attached to the gigabit nic?

    That's showing a private address and that maybe why cannot see the access point?
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    Cable modem = Motorola SURFboard (usb)
    Gigabit NIC = Netgear WG602 Access Point (as far as I'm aware... the Access Point is connected to the motherboard via the Ethernet cable...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cptwhite_uk View Post
    Cable modem = Motorola SURFboard (usb)
    Gigabit NIC = Netgear WG602 Access Point (as far as I'm aware... the Access Point is connected to the motherboard via the Ethernet cable...)
    That may be your problem then, you won't access the AP with the address you've quoted if it's giving the private address.
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    I ran throught the home network setup wizard again, rebooted and I'm able to access it again - funny things these wireless networks sometimes can be very tempremental

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    both your NIC's were operating before in illegal subnet mask configuration

    glad you got it sorted though

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    Haven't been here for a while and thought it was sorted before so don't know what happened for it to stop working?

    Something you may wish to consider though 'CP' is buying a broadband router which you could connect your AP to and provide access (with normally in-built' hardware firewall) via the router without having to switch your PC on for others to access the internet.

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