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Basic stuff for ADSL router network

I am trying to set up a home network using the self-install Solwise 110 router and a basic Netgear 4 port hub. The problem is, I cannot find an idiot's guide to setting the system. I'm afraid that I know little about the underlying technology. I am aware of the ICS option mentioned in an earlier post, but I would really want to set up the router/hub fully. Any ideas for source of step-by step instructions. The Solwise manual loses me, I have to say. Thanks.
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Graham
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RE: Basic stuff for ADSL router network

> I am trying to set up a home network using the self-install Solwise 110 router and a basic Netgear 4 port hub. The problem is, I cannot find an idiot's guide to setting the system. I'm afraid that I know little about the underlying technology. I am aware of the ICS option mentioned in an earlier post, but I would really want to set up the router/hub fully. Any ideas for source of step-by step instructions. The Solwise manual loses me, I have to say. Thanks.
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> Graham

Try: http://portal.f9.net.uk/supportpages.html?a=242

hope it helps

Darren
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RE: Basic stuff for ADSL router network

> I am trying to set up a home network using the self-install Solwise 110 router and a basic Netgear 4 port hub. The problem is, I cannot find an idiot's guide to setting the system. I'm afraid that I know little about the underlying technology. I am aware of the ICS option mentioned in an earlier post, but I would really want to set up the router/hub fully. Any ideas for source of step-by step instructions. The Solwise manual loses me, I have to say. Thanks.
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Hi Graham,
Unfortunately this is the bit that nobody else tells you about, the fact is that setting up a home network from scratch should be easy but setting up a router is definately NOT, despite what other technical or home computer people will tell you.

You will need to have a good technical understanding of networking,proctols,security issues,ports,connection types,IP addressing,sub-net masking and so forth. If the solwise manual goes over your head could I suggest that if your struggling that you get some help or support from someone who does know about routers (unless your happy to learn from a book). It could save you hours of pain & sheer frustration,the bottom line is that routers are complicated & setting them up correctly isnt simple at all.


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RE: Basic stuff for ADSL router network

Graham

Unfortunately networking can seem complicated for a beginner. The web page Darren directed you to is the F9 Quickstart guide which may be enough for you.

You could also try this link http://www.adslguide.org.uk/hardware/reviews/2003/q1/sar_110.asp which is a review of the SAR 110 that includes a quick walk through the setup.

I've included some other links that may help you, either now, or later when you feel more confident and want to do more!!

SAR-110 Guide - user site http://www.chrismarsh.co.uk/sar110/index.asp

Solwise's web site http://www.solwise.co.uk
Also www.solwiseforum.co.uk - help and information about Solwise products.
Also www.solwisefiles.co.uk - The Solwise download page. Go here to get the manual, and latest firmware

ADSLGuide's Beginners Guide: Connectors & Wiring Diagrams http://www.adslguide.org.uk/guide/connections.asp - Look at the second Ethernet Router & Local Area Network diagram for your setup.

Regards

Neil
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RE: Basic stuff for ADSL router network

> > I am trying to set up a home network using the self-install Solwise 110 router and a basic Netgear 4 port hub. The problem is, I cannot find an idiot's guide to setting the system. I'm afraid that I know little about the underlying technology. I am aware of the ICS option mentioned in an earlier post, but I would really want to set up the router/hub fully. Any ideas for source of step-by step instructions. The Solwise manual loses me, I have to say. Thanks.
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> Hi Graham,
> Unfortunately this is the bit that nobody else tells you about, the fact is that setting up a home network from scratch should be easy but setting up a router is definately NOT, despite what other technical or home computer people will tell you.
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> You will need to have a good technical understanding of networking,proctols,security issues,ports,connection types,IP addressing,sub-net masking and so forth. If the solwise manual goes over your head could I suggest that if your struggling that you get some help or support from someone who does know about routers (unless your happy to learn from a book). It could save you hours of pain & sheer frustration,the bottom line is that routers are complicated & setting them up correctly isnt simple at all.
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> Many thanks for your suggestions, I'll get onto it at the weekend.

Watch this space!



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Graham