Seeing two wireless routers

December 13, 2010 at 12:54:56
Specs: Windows XP
I have installed a NetGear Wireless Router and have successfully connected to the internet. The issue is when I go to set up security and type in "http://192.168.1.1" I can sometimes get to a "WRT54G" - which is not my Wireless Router, and I'm not sure where I'm picking this up. Due to this issue, I have not been able to successfully get the security set up on my WRG614 NetGear unit.

How can I force it to pull up NetGear, so I can get the security set up. Once I get that resolved, I would assume I'll have no issue, as I'll make the decision to connect to my own router and not the other one that sometimes comes up when trying to run the setup.


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#1
December 13, 2010 at 13:44:39
Setup is done using a wired PC. You need to connect with a CAT5 cable to a router LAN port in order to administer and set up wireless security.
If you are getting to a different router wirelessly by typing the default IP in your browser it means you are actually connected to some-one else's network (Unsecured)

You say "I have installed a NetGear Wireless Router and have successfully connected to the internet. "

I suspect you have successfully connected to internet via a neighbor's unsecured network. Yours isn't broadcasting until you go in using a wired connection and set it up.

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#2
December 13, 2010 at 13:50:25
Doesn't anyone read the setup guide/manual that comes with their router initially to setup the router?

newenglandguy be smarter than your neighbor and set a different logon name and password for your router as well as encrypting your wireless so someone can't do to you what you are doing to him.

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