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24-Mar-2011, 11:35 AM #1
Windows 7 and Netzero DSL
I have a windows 7 PC and laptop. I just acquired internet service with netzero DSL. I need to know how to create a network so that my laptop can connect using my netzero DSL connection. If I need to buy equipment, that is fine too. I am an online student and I need my laptop. Please help.
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24-Mar-2011, 11:36 AM #2
Does the laptop have wireless and does your DSL modem also have wireless? If they do you have everything you need.
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24-Mar-2011, 11:45 AM #3
The laptop has wireless and so does the DSL modem. I had no problems with AT&T but now that I have netzero, I am having difficulties connecting the laptop to it.
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24-Mar-2011, 11:56 AM #4
Has the wireless been set up on the router and has encryption also been set up? It will not connect right out of the box unless the installer set it up for you. If you set up the router the wireless is more than likely not set up.
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24-Mar-2011, 11:58 AM #5
Yes, the wireless router has been set up. On the summary page, I see the wireless configurations.
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24-Mar-2011, 12:06 PM #6
So what is the problem connecting to it? Have you set up wireless security? Is the SSID showing up when looking for wireless networks? Just because wireless shows up on the summary page does not mean it is set up or configured.
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24-Mar-2011, 12:40 PM #7
The problem is with netzero DSL, I believe. I am having a hard time with my network configuration this time. I've done it before with AT&T but it is more difficult with netzero.
I will post again if I am unable to get everything going when I get home this evening.
Thanks for the input!!
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24-Mar-2011, 12:50 PM #8
If you post again the brand and model of your modem and any other networking devices (router, switch, etc.) would be helpful.
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24-Mar-2011, 12:55 PM #9
Thanks, I will.
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24-Mar-2011, 07:32 PM #10
My modem is a 2Wire 4011G. I understand that I will probably have to purchase a router. I have an old Westell Model 327W-can I use it? Also can you help me create a network?
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24-Mar-2011, 08:15 PM #11
I'm having no luck finding information about the 2Wire 4011G except to find the word "gateway" associated with it. That means it's probably a modem/router combination unit. Does it have multiple ethernet (LAN) ports or just one?

The Westell 327-W is a DSL modem/wireless router. I know nothing about NetZero, so do not know if you can use the Westell. If you know how to configure it for your current service it doesn't hurt to try.
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24-Mar-2011, 08:49 PM #12
It has multiple ethernet ports.
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24-Mar-2011, 09:03 PM #13
Then it's definitely a modem/router. You should be able to connect multiple computers and each should get simultaneous internet access.

Next thing is to see if it includes wireless.

If it includes wireless there may be a hint on the bottom--a MAC Address for wireless, or maybe a default WEP key. Or there may be a LED that indicates wireless (probably labeled WLAN) activity.

Did you get any documentation at all with it? Should be at least something telling you the default IP address and login account and password.
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24-Mar-2011, 09:15 PM #14
No manual, it only came with a setup CD
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24-Mar-2011, 09:25 PM #15
Double check on that CD. They are pretty useless except that they usually include a .pdf user manual.
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