Solved Netgear WNR 2000 Router? for a Windows XP?

Dell Inspiron 1525 professional laptop b...
April 12, 2015 at 14:58:30
Specs: Windows 7, 5 GB Ram
Have a windows XP Desktop with an internet provider also have a laptop windows 7 that is NOT hooked up to internet.
The Desktop is about 5-6 years old and the laptop is almost 3 years old, it has never had an internet provider, only used it for writing recipes, etc.
Could I use the above router to get WiFi from my desktop to my laptop?
Someone said my computers are too old to use the above Router,
Thanks for any help Nicki

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#1
April 12, 2015 at 15:25:49
"Someone said my computers are too old to use the above Router"
Doubt it, Try.

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#2
April 12, 2015 at 15:47:07
Hi Johnw:
Ok I will give it a try. But are routers easy to connect? about how would I go about it? as you know I am not very computer savvy.
Nicki

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#3
April 12, 2015 at 15:48:30
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The Windows version doesn't matter. Most likely the laptop has a wireless card. Do you know if the drivers installed? Do you have a wireless network set up? All you should have to do is click on the wireless icon in the notification area (click here for example), then select your network from the list, enter your network password (if you ever created one), & you'll be connected.

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#4
April 12, 2015 at 15:57:47
Hi riider:
Yes my laptop has that thing like (like the example in post #3) so then you say "select your network from the list" what do you mean by that? do you mean select my Browser? Earthlink?
sorry to be such a dummy Nicki

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#5
April 12, 2015 at 16:12:00
Did you click on the icon like shown in response #3? There should be a list of wireless networks that your laptop can "see". The one(s) with 5 bars has the strongest signal. Being that you're probably very close to your router, your network should be at the top of the list & have 5 bars. If you never gave it a name, it will probably be called Netgear. Double click on it to connect, however, it may ask for a password. If you don't know it, you will have to reset the router to it's defaults, then enter the router setup program & re-configure it.

EDIT: the password is a security measure & is very important. WEP & WPA are two types of signal encryption that will keep your network protected. Without encryption, anyone within range can access the internet thru your signal. If you don't have it setup - at least WEP (WPA is better) - you will need to set it up ASAP.

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/conte...

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/d...

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#6
April 12, 2015 at 17:03:21
Hi riider:
Being that you're probably very close to your router, your network should be at the top of the list & have 5 bars.
I don't have a router yet. thats why I was asking about getting one and if it would work.
When I get onto my laptop and click the wireless sign on the right hand bottom a list comes up that says
"connections are available"
the has a list which says
Parker 24 guest
Pretender-24
California 87
etc etc, then they all have from 3 lines down to 2 lines.
then at the bottom it says "open Network and sharing center.
I figured that those were of people in the neighborhood or where ever
that had browsers, and I did not want to click onto any of those for fear of getting a virus or something like that
Once my grandson came over with his laptop and he clicked onto one of those strange names that came up and he used the internet, but he said "yes there is a chance of getting a virus from doing that"
.so I am still stumped as to what to do if I get a router.

I have a password on my laptop.

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#7
April 12, 2015 at 17:04:22
"as you know I am not very computer savvy"
You can improve on that situation Nicky, by using Google, like riider has with those very good links.
The learning never stops, I use Google for everything. Eventually over time, you get the hang of it, finding links that you can understand is the tricky bit.

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#8
April 12, 2015 at 17:09:45
"Could I use the above router to get WiFi from my desktop to my laptop?
I don't have a router yet. thats why I was asking about getting one and if it would work"

Nicki, do you really need WiFi/wireless?

What is the exact model of the router that is connected to the PC?

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#9
April 12, 2015 at 17:51:30
"I don't have a router yet"

Then how are you accessing the internet? Most internet providers supply a combination modem/router.


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#10
April 13, 2015 at 12:24:54
How am I accessing the internet? I have a desktop computer. that's how I get on the internet. Do I need WiFi? I want a router so I can use my laptop computer too.
I got onto the Netgear site and pulled up the WNR 2000 router and asked if I could use it with my Dell Dimension E521 windows XP desktop and my Dell Inspiron N-5110 with windows 7 Laptop computer, and they answered back that "yes it was compatible"

As far as using Google, I use it all the time.
thanks everyone for your help Nicki


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#11
April 13, 2015 at 14:02:04
"How am I accessing the internet? I have a desktop computer"

Apparently I didn't word my question correctly. You have internet service, right? And the internet service provider (ISP) supplied a modem box that your desktop is connected to, right? Are you sure that box doesn't have built-in wi-fi? Most ISP boxes are modem/wireless router in one. In other words, the box has both wired connections + wi-fi capability & not all of them have visible antennas. Double check your modem before you waste your money on an unneeded wireless router. Or better yet, post the make/model of your modem.

Does the back of it look more like A or B?

A - modem/wireless router

B - modem only

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#12
April 13, 2015 at 14:40:45
"What is the exact model of the router that is connected to the PC?"
Nicky, you didn't answer this question from my post #8.

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#13
April 13, 2015 at 16:18:41
Hi Riider:
My ZYXEL Series P-600 DSL Modem is a B modem only. quite a while back I got on here asking about buying a router, and was told that I had a built in router, they told me to go to the wizard and let it do the job. so I clicked onto the router wizard, he walked me through then said router was installed, but then I lost ALL of my internet,I could not get on for 10 days, I phoned the company ( Earthlink) and they told me that my modem they sent was ONLY a modem and not a router, then they got me back onto the internet. then someone here told me that my computer was too old for that router to work, it was something like an N something can't remember now the model. so that is why I am now asking about routers.
I am sorry, for all the problems I am causing, I can tell that everyone is getting upset with me Nicki

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#14
April 13, 2015 at 16:26:03
Hi Johnw:
What is the exact model of the router that is connected to the PC?
Do Not have a router!!

Nicki, do you really need WiFi/wireless?
No I don't really Need it, but it would be nice if I could take my laptop into another room and use it.

"as you know I am not very computer savvy"
You can improve on that situation Nicky, by using Google,

I do know how to use Google, I use it all the time
Nicki


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#15
April 13, 2015 at 16:40:35
My modem is it is model Zyxel P-660R-D1
I had asked about routers in March of 2014 titled
"Will a desktop computer configured as router work?"
Nicki

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#16
April 13, 2015 at 16:54:24
and got an answer from Curt saying that the
belkin N600 DualBand wireless-N-Router with USB Port" would not work on my computer
The unit you're listing appears to be a "combination unit" Which is to say, it's a combination modem and router and wireless access point. The documentation that came with the unit should detail how to connect to it's management interface, and once there, how to configure your WLAN (wireless network). It is an older device and only G capable so if you want N, you'll still have to get a newer device.
Nicki
If you do purchase another device you will want to click on my name above in this response and read my “how-to” guide titled, “Add a second Router to your LAN”

The above guide details how to properly connect your new router to the other device. You will want to pay attention to "Version 1" wherein you interconnect the two routers "LAN port to LAN port"

Configuration information will be in the manual/setup guide that comes with the new device


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#17
April 13, 2015 at 17:33:04
"I am sorry, for all the problems I am causing, I can tell that everyone is getting upset with me"
Not at all, we are trying to visualize your situation, we now know what is connecting you to the internet.

Zyxel P-660R-D1
https://www.google.com.au/webhp?hl=...
http://www.zyxel.com/us/en/products...

"No I don't really Need it, but it would be nice if I could take my laptop into another room and use it"
Got it, because Zyxel, does appear to allow cable connection to the laptop.
If you ever take the laptop to somewhere with wireless, they can give you permission to share their wireless.
http://i.imgur.com/EWbTPq9.gif
http://i.imgur.com/bZr47Wf.gif


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#18
April 13, 2015 at 18:58:53
Got it, because Zyxel, does appear to allow cable connection to the laptop.
what does that mean?

If you ever take the laptop to somewhere with wireless, they can give you permission to share their wireless.
you mean I can't use it at home?

Boy! this computer stuff is wearing me out! LOL
Nicki


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#19
April 13, 2015 at 18:59:18
OK, if the links provided by Johnw in #17 are correct, your DSL modem only has one ethernet port & no wireless capability, so you will definitely need a wireless router. Did you choose that Netgear model for any particular reason? Newegg has quite a few other models available for around $20.

For example, this Rosewill is only $16 after 20% off code & it gets good reviews:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Here's an ASUS for the same price after rebate & shipping:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

And here's a different model NETGEAR for $23:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

All the above models supports wireless-G & wireless-N, but they are not dual-band. What that means is they either broadcast a G signal or N signal, but not both at the same time. Dual-band routers broadcast both G & N at the same time, but are generally more expensive.


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#20
April 13, 2015 at 20:53:06
"what does that mean?"
It means, if you want to go on the internet with the laptop, you can take the thick wire out of the PC & plug it into the laptop.
The thick wire runs from the PC to your modem/router.

"you mean I can't use it at home?"
If you don't buy a wireless router, yes.
You can only get wireless reception at home, if you have your own router, unless a neighbor gives you permission to share.


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#21
April 14, 2015 at 11:32:01
Hi riider:
OK, if the links provided by Johnw in #17 are correct, your DSL modem only has one ethernet port & no wireless capability, so you will definitely need a wireless router.

Thats what I kept saying. LOL

The reason I chose Netgear Wireless N 4-Port Router was because it was only $44.99 where most of the others were $ 89.99 to $299.99 I don't need anything for gaming or what-ever it is called.
I just want to be able to get onto my laptop and use it someplace else like in the living room or on the patio. Instead of only being able to get onto the internet by being stuck at my desktop in the hall
I will check those mentioned in #19 after the garage door repair man leaves today.
appreciate all your help riider Nicki


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#22
April 20, 2015 at 14:11:45
would you believe it? While the garage man was here, a car pulled up and it was unexpected, uninvited company, they stayed for 5 days, left yesterday at 2:00
O'clock.
If I had seen them coming I would not have answered the door. they pulled this stunt about 3 years ago too.
I will get to the router tomorrow.
Nicki

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#23
April 21, 2015 at 12:41:47
Hi riider:

Tried to order the ASUS RT-N10P but they did not accept Credit Cards so bought a different one at Best Buy a "Belkin Wireless Router IEEE 80211n " $29.99 plus $8.99 for 3 yr replacement.
Thank you so much for helping me
Nicki

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#24
April 24, 2015 at 14:22:34
now have a big problem
Got the Belkin N300 home took the cable out of the modem and plugged in the router into the modem as instructed, then got onto my laptop Wi-Fi and pulled up Belkin 466 which was my router,had 5 lines by it. clicked onto it then put in the security number, clicked onto "connect"and a note came up "unable to connect to Windows Internet" I clicked onto "troubleshoot" and it said "cable not connected to internet", I got onto my desktop computer and had NO internet. So I Plugged the cable back into the modem again had internet but no router Wi-Fi connection.
Chatted with Best Buys today and was told that being my modem only has one ethernet plug, I would need to either buy a combination Modem-Router or another Modem, and both were around
$100 or more. so guess I am going to try to take the Router back.Dang!
Nicki
found a Netgear Wireless/Modem/Router iEEE 802.11N at Best Buy on sale $44.99 going to check that out tomorrow when I return this one.

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#25
April 30, 2015 at 13:51:53
sold out of the modem-router and won't get any more so going to forget about Wi-Fi for awhile. Thanks for everyone help. Nicki

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