"Most people charge 50+/Hour for work like that" - for proffesional businesses yea, not for connecting a pc to a laptop lol.
Just abit of a guide on msn is all i want, not proffesional network admins. I've got alot of help of other forums, but its taking a long time for people to reply to my posts.
$12 is an interesting number, none the less here is some free tips.
Your AOL connection uses what is called PPoE (IIRC from setting up the ex-girlfriends house). You are going to plug the phone line into your modem, then run an ethernet cable from the back of your modem into the WAN (sometimes labeled internet) port on your wireless router.
After you do that all the physical connections will be made.
You may have to plug your laptop into the router via ethernet to configure it, maybe not (different depending on the routers). In any event look in your manual for where to go to configure the router. On my linksys its: http://192.168.1.1 and if i remember right there is no login name, just put "admin" in the password box.
Once you do this you should end up at the main configuration screen. Choose PPoE and use your AOL login and password. Click apply, save, whatever the button is and you should be good to go. About the only other thing I could think of is you might have to enable wireless from the configuration somewhere.
Think i have narrowed down what the problem may be. I've got 2 network devices installed according to Network connections:
1)Local Area connection 2:3com gigabit LOM
2)1394 Connection: 1394 Net adapted
When i place my network cable from the router into my network card, lights appear green on the back of the network card, but there is no network connection.
As soon as i connect my network cable into the back of the 1394 connection, both of them appear to be connected to a network, but the lights on the back of the 1394 card, appear to be red.
I've tried uninstailing them and reinstalling 1 of them on their own, but it appears they are part of a bundle, as the driver disc for the NIC adapter installs both automatically.
I was in the same postion as you at one point, yes its true i owned one of those crappy speedtouch modems. Instead I went out and bought a router with a intergrated modem,print server etc.
I dont think its possible to run a network with a router with your setup.
I say this because ideally you want to have a ypur phone line run into your modem to run into the router via ethernet then your router running through to your computer by usb usually.
Unless your router has a built in modem,( I'll take a look) I will be willing to help out
Well, after 4hours of messing around i finally got them to share files. I turned the computer off and now they cant see each other. I've formatted the computer just incase and still no luck.
My msn addy is: martincollins01 at hotmail.com
Originally posted by monkeyhead By the looks of things the router has a built in modem:
email me your msn,aol or w/e Im willing to help you out
The specs look like this. No need for the seperate modem, as the router has one built in.
Plug your phone line into the back of the router. Then use a cat5 cable to plug into your computer. If you can access the internet, then it works. If you can't, then change the settings in the router by going to the address that was posted in an earlier post. If the connect works, then try and install the wireless card.