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07-Jul-2012, 11:05 PM #1
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I have a MacMini OS Lion 10.7.4. My ISP is Verizon, who supplies an ActionTech router. I have a TV with a Roku that is about 40 ft. away from the router. The Actiontech router couldn't send a wifi signal that far. I was using a Netgear router on my former PC that worked fine with the Roku even at that distance. A verizon Tech suggested to use the Netgear router in series with the Actiontech router to see if that worked, which it did. A few days later, we had a power surge that caused me to replace the Actiontech Router, and verizon sent me a new one. I set up the new router the same way, with the Netgear router in series. The Actiontech router is working, supplying me with internet but I can't get a wifi signal from the Netgear router. I have a Kindle and tried to get a signal a few feet from the net gear router but can't. The lights on the net gear router are on, but no signal. Any ideas?
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15-Jul-2012, 08:45 AM #2
Install inSSIDer - http://www.metageek.net/products/inssider/
Are you able to hook up to your router? (via ethernet cable)
if so, conect the ethernet cable to your computer, wait for the ip configuration to complete and log in to the router using an internet browser. It may be a variety of addresses. Most common addresses used are 192.168.1.1, 198.168.2.1, 198.168.0.1 You can try typing any of these addresses into your address bar of your browser. Once asked for a password, enter your username and password if you set it up. If it has never been setup, enter "admin" for the password and leave username blank. This should authenicate you to gain access to the router's web utility.

While connected, you should be able to verify settings.. If you do not know what all this mean.. Simply take a screen shot of all the pages and I will analyze them to see if there is anything wrong...

Reference - http://www.wikihow.com/Take-a-Screenshot-in-Mac-OS-X

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