how to set up WL-612 with windows 7

Sitecom / Wl-612
February 1, 2011 at 02:30:19
Specs: Windows 7
Ive purchased a Sitecom WL-612 wireles router. the setup instructions both in the box and on the web are for Windows XP. I run Windows 7 and am getting no where. Sitecom do not answer emails and the people at the helpdesk are useless HELP please

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#1
February 1, 2011 at 05:18:28
http://www.sitecom.com/support-prod...

Try here. The latest firmware update says operating system independent.


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#2
February 1, 2011 at 07:28:21
Grasshopper hi,
Thank you but I have allready been there. They only give details for XP.

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#3
February 1, 2011 at 07:58:52
I would take it back and get a Netgear. I had too many problems with Linksys routers. I'm not familiar with Sitecom and maybe I'm overlooking something. Good Luck.

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#4
February 1, 2011 at 08:17:04
It's not rocket science.

What you need to do in Windows 7 is the same - it's just that where you need to go in Windows 7 is a little different than in XP.

The procedure for accessing the router's configuration and setting up the security settings in the router's configuration itself is identical.

The router's manual tells you the default URL - 192.168.xxx.xxx - you use in an internet browser to show the page where you Logon to the router, and the default user name and password you use to get into it's configuration settings.
(You're accessing the router internally, not the internet.)

If you haven't set up a wireless connection to the router before, the wireless feature (wireless broadcast) is often set to off or disabled by default.

If you can't access the router wirelessly, then you must either access it from another computer on the same local network that can already access it, via a wired or wireless connection, or you must connect a network cable between the subject computer's wired network adapter port and a port other than WAN on the router.
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It's much easier to set up a Secure wireless connection (in XP, Vista, or Windows 7) if you
- DO NOT use the wireless settings program that came with the wireless adapter's (on your computer) software,
- use the built in Wireless Zero program instead
- set up the Security in the router's configuration first.

DO NOT use the wireless settings program that came with the wireless adapter's software.
- if you can choose to install only the drivers for the wireless adapter when you install it's software, then do that.
- if there is a separate listing for the wireless adapter's wireless settings program in Control Panel - Programs and Features, Un-install it.
(if you don't see Programs and Features, on the right side of the Control Panel screen, choose Large icons or Small icons rather than Category).
- if you can't do either of those things, if the wireless settings program has a line that loads it as a Startup program, then disable that line from loading.
Click on Windows 7 icon at the bottom left of your desktop screen (the Start icon) - type: msconfig in the Start Search box (press Enter).
Click on the Startup tab - look for a line that loads the wireless settings program.
Click on the checkmark at the beginning of the line to stop it from loading.
Click on OK at the bottom of the window.

If you DID disable something from loading there, Restart Windows, then it won't be loaded.
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Access the router's configuration settings.
Make sure the wireless broadcast is switched on - if you haven't set up a wireless connection to the router before, that's often set to off or disabled by default.
Note the SSID (the text label that it is broadcasting) of your router - copy it down - you can change that if you like to something other than the default.
Set the type of security, and type in a code, or have it generate a random code. Copy down the type of security and the code.

Save settings for the router's configuration.

If you can't access the router wirelessly, then you must either access it from another computer on the same local network that can already access it, via a wired or wireless connection, or you must connect a network cable between the subject computer's wired network adapter port and a port other than WAN on the router.

Once you have set up the wireless connection's Security settings, saved settings, you won't be able to access the router wirelessly again until you have successfully done the following procedure.
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Then have Windows (built in Wireless Zero program) search for available wireless connections.

If you don't know how to do that, in Windows 7's Help and Support,
search for : available wireless
then see "View and connect to available wireless networks." or similar

(If you want to know more about wireless connections and adapters in Windows 7, search for wireless there.)

Choose the wireless connection that has the SSID (the text label that it is broadcasting) of your router, click on Connect.
Choose the type of security, and type in the code.
The Wireless Zero program will automatically find other needed settings.

That's it.
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You can only connect to the internet one way at a time from one computer - via a wireless network connection or via a wired network connection.
Unplug any network cable to the router from your computer when you're trying to connect wirelessly; disable the wireless connection when you're trying to connect via a wired connection.
If the computer was running Windows when you did that, Restart the computer before trying to connect to the internet.
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#5
February 1, 2011 at 08:33:40
I didn't know that about Windows 7. Thanx, Tubes.

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#6
February 1, 2011 at 09:03:07
Vista, and I assume Windows 7 too, does not have the msconfig.exe file, but somehow msconfig is still there if you run msconfig.
You can use the Start Search box the same way you use the Run box in XP and 2000, and you can add a Run selection to the default black menu as well (at least you can in Vista and most things are identical in Windows 7).

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#7
February 1, 2011 at 09:29:01
Thank you SO much

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#8
February 1, 2011 at 09:56:21
Thanks for the thank you.
Let us know if you have a problem.

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