Router-Ethernet Configuration Hell

September 21, 2010 at 07:35:03
Specs: Windows XP, core Duo 4 gb ddr
I have windows xp sp2, I always surfed the internet with my old dial up
modem that connects only one pc to the internet,

but now I bought this new router (sitecom wl-322) wich is also a modem -
and I connected it through an ethernet cable to the ethernet card in my pc,
(I also connected the phone line cable to the plug for it in this router and
I connected everything as it should be)

now I have this "Local area connection", (corresponding to the ethernet card, and corresponding to my new router)
which is apparently working, because in its staus it says: "connected".

But strangely Firefox, Outlook Express, Skype, and all the programs that usually access the internet do not seem to find this new router connection, they won't connect through it when it is switched on, and I can't surf.

When I plug in my old modem again and switch on its connection, Firefox (and all the others) starts surfing again: it sees the old connection.

It is the new router connection which is not found by the programs...
it is a different type of connection, a "local area connection" I find it different from the normal Dial up connection.

so basically the connection for the router is there,
but my browser - and all the other programs - do not access it.
they do not seem to see this new LAN connection.

is it something to do with the operating system? or with the configuration of LAN connections?
I'm really going through hell with setting up this router.

any help at all?

thank you.

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September 21, 2010 at 07:43:48
Is the router you bought made to work with a dialup connection? You made need a broadband service.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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September 21, 2010 at 07:57:42
I have this ADSL connection from "Alice" provider... it' about 40 euros per month,
I think it should be broadband but now I am not 100% sure...
it is always on... very fast 7.2 mbps ...

How do I find out if I've got broadband connection or Dial up?

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September 21, 2010 at 08:00:02
"my old dial up modem"
as in 56K modem?

"sitecom wl-322"
is a ADSL2 modem and wireless router

These are two different types of 'modems'

You need to subscribe to a ADSL service for your present setup to work.

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September 21, 2010 at 08:08:20
my old modem is a digicom ADSL, it is not 56K

therefore my connection is a broadband

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September 21, 2010 at 08:09:37
my old modem is just not a router, it can connect only 1 pc to the internet, but it is 100% ADSL
and definitely not 56K

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September 21, 2010 at 08:25:12

the difference I've mentioned is in the connection type:

"LAN or high speed internet" versus "Dial Up" (connections)

this information is taken from Control Panel > Network Connections
my ADSL broadband old modem signs in through this dial up type of connection
control panel > network connections - but it is not a 56K modem.

can anyone help?
this is not a problem of broadband, I've got broadband ..
please help...

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September 21, 2010 at 08:26:28
Thanks for the clarification.

When you logon to the router per the manual what is showing for wan ip?
Can you test the internet connection via the wan interface? Most routers have a test button that will either bring up the manufacturers web site or give a message.

You may need to 'clone' your workstation mac access to the routers wan interface. This should also be covered in the manual.

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September 21, 2010 at 08:48:09
the router manual asks me to go to:

when I digit that in firefox (in my winXPsp2 PC), nothing opens up, as firefox does not seem to be connected to this LAN connection. It likes the old ADSL modem one, which I did not delete...

when I connect that router to
my laptop with Windows 7, it does open that - page,
but after a few seconds the connection stops, and I can not authorize.
(I have two computers)

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September 21, 2010 at 10:15:32
browser should be configured to use lan not dialup.

your tcp/ip should be set to autoassigned or you would set your tcp/ip to static at so your tcp/ip is in the same subnet.

What does the manual recommend?

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September 22, 2010 at 02:27:02
thanks for your reply, it's possible that what you say about cloning the IP is right,

and also everything else you say is right too, but I was so exhausted,
I tried for 2 days to connect this router with no success,

so eventually I brought the router back to the vendor,
and now I will buy a different router, one that has better instructions, and maybe a software that helps me through the set up of the connection :)

can you recommend a router that works?

thank you for your time,
and you've been very helpful.

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September 22, 2010 at 07:57:05
I have been real happy with my 9month old netgear dual band router

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