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help with setting up pluscom router

Discussion in 'Networking' started by paul1965, Nov 1, 2007.

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  1. paul1965

    paul1965 Thread Starter

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    i have recently bought a pluscom wrf-rtl8186 router, could you tell me what setting do i need to input on the desktop pc which is running xp sp2 to allow my laptop is windows vista home premium to connect to the wifi, can connect modem to router to desktop internet works fine, laptop cannot detect router
     
  2. JohnWill

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    Changes that may help to increase the compatibility of Vista with older networking devices:



    Disable the IP Helper service:

    1. Go to Start and type in "services.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter
    2. Scroll down to the IP Helper service, right click on it and select Properties
    3. In the dropdown box that says "Automatic" or "Manual", set it to Disabled and then click on "Apply"
    4. Then click on "Stop" to stop the service from running in the current session
    5. Click OK to exit the dialog



    Disable IPv6:

    1. Go to Start and type in "ncpa.cpl" (without the quotes) and press Enter
    2. Right click on each network connection and select "Properties"
    3. Remove the checkmark from the box next to "Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)
    4. Click OK to exit the dialog

    NOTE: You should do this for each network connection.



    Disable the DHCP Broadcast Flag:

    Link: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/928233
    1. Go to Start and type in regedit and press Enter.
    2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    3. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{GUID}
    4. In this registry path, click the (GUID) subkey to be updated.
    5. If the key DhcpConnForceBroadcastFlag does not exist, use the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value. In the New Value #1 box, type DhcpConnForceBroadcastFlag, and then press ENTER. If the key exists, skip this step.
    6. Right-click DhcpConnForceBroadcastFlag, and then click Modify.
    7. In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK.
    8. Close Registry Editor.
    NOTE: You should do this for each and every GUID subkey.




    The only program I'm aware of that currently relies on IPv6 is the new Windows Meeting Space. The first 2 changes will cause that program not to work - but will leave all of your normal (IPv4) connections unaffected. If it causes problems that you can't overcome, simply revert back to the original settings.
     
  3. TerryNet

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    "laptop cannot detect router"

    Gotta ask some basic questions first, even before you dig into JohnWill's post. Is the router's wireless enabled? Is the SSID broadcast enabled? These you can check by using your desktop to login to the router.

    Can you successfully connect the laptop to the router via ethernet?

    Can you detect any other wireless networks?

    Is the laptop's wireless switched on? If this question puzzles you, most laptops have an actual switch or a key combination (e.g., Fn + F2 on a Dell) that switches the wireless off to save power.
     
  4. paul1965

    paul1965 Thread Starter

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    thank you for replying to my thread, the answer is yes to all your questions
     
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