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Newbee needs help

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Newbee needs help

Hi.
Just bought me a D-Link DSL-G624M and can`t get it to work.
I have 2 PCs I want to connect to net.
Do I HAVE to have the main PC connected to a LAN port via cable, and the second one via wireless?
Do I have to use my existing modem, or has this got one built in?

Also cannot get the web page to enter settings at http;//192.168.1.1

Please help.
STUCK!!

Eddie
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Newbee needs help

Hi; I have an older variant of your router, hence YMMV. I initially had to connect to the router with the supplied CAT5 cable, to configure a variety of settings and enable the wireless settings to avoid conflicting with various other wireless units in my house.

Your unit has a mechanism for logging in to PN - you'll need to enter your login name and password therefore. After doing that - and enabling wireless functionality - you can disconnect the cable. Your PCs should then communicate with the D-Link wirelessly (provided they are set on the same wireless channel) and you'll be up and running (and you can put your existing modem up for sale on Ebay!).

Unless that was a typo, I believe that the router's configuration page is at http://192.168.0.1 , not 1.1 ...

Good luck!

[edit - corrected typo]
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Newbee needs help

Check out this tutorial before setting up wireless- good WPA keys can be generated here.

Remember, it's your broadband, not your neighbours.
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Newbee needs help

Sad
Thanks for that but I`ve given up.
Will try and change it for another type.
Eddie
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Newbee needs help

Cheesy
Sorted it!!!
Hadn`t enabled my LAN socket on my motherboard Shockedops:
Eddie
PS
Just worried about security now it`s running.
Any recommendations?
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Newbee needs help

Steve gibson of www.grc.com fame (the dude who coined the phrase "spyware") has a series of podcasts that deal with security. A few are dedicated to securing your wireless network, really quite helpfull.

The ones that are relevant are

Open Wireless Access Points
Leo and I examine the security and privacy considerations of using non-encrypted (i.e. 'Open') wireless access points at home and in public locations. We discuss the various ways of protecting privacy when untrusted strangers can 'sniff' the data traffic flowing to and from your online PC.
http://media.grc.com/sn/SN-010.mp3

Bad WiFi Security (WEP and MAC address filtering)
Leo and I answer some questions arising from last week's episode, then plow into a detailed discussion of the lack of security value of MAC address filtering, the futility of disabling SSID's for security, and the extremely poor security offered by the first-generation WEP encryption system.
http://media.grc.com/sn/SN-011.mp3

Unbreakable WiFi Security
Leo and I follow-up on last week's discussion of the Sony Rootkit debacle with the distressing news of "phoning home" (spyware) behavior from the Sony DRM software, and the rootkit's exploitation by a new malicious backdoor Trojan. We then return to complete our discussion of WiFi security, demystifying the many confusing flavors of WPA encryption and presenting several critical MUST DO tips for WPA users.
http://media.grc.com/sn/SN-013.mp3

Public Key Cryptography
Having discussed symmetric (private) key ciphers during the last two weeks, this week Leo and I examine asymmetric key cryptography, commonly known as "Public Key Cryptography". We begin by examining the first public key cryptosystem, known as the Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange, invented in 1976. Then we describe the operation of general purpose public key cryptosystems such as the one invented by RSA.
http://media.grc.com/sn/SN-034.mp3

There's about 50 others relating to security in general, but the wireless ones are really good for a getting an idea of the things you need to do to become secure.

http://www.grc.com/securitynow.htm

Hope this helps. Oh don't forget to create a long strong WPA passphrase like the lestones says @ https://www.grc.com/passwords.htm