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Netgear router with with usb adapter

Discussion in 'Networking' started by over40plus, Nov 18, 2009.

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  1. over40plus

    over40plus Thread Starter

    Nov 8, 2009
    I am trying to help my sister she has less knowledge than me.

    She as a new laptop working fine on Netgear Router with AOL
    We are now trying to set her old desktop with the netgear usb adapter.
    Put the USB cd in the desk top finds the connection to Router,
    When we try to connect to Internet no connection.
    Should I have first used the ROUTER cd withe the cable to set that up first?
    Sorry i am so vague but not really Tech minded

    Thanks in Advance
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    You should always configure a router with a wired connection.
  3. computerguy1990


    Nov 16, 2009
    When you say sees the router do you mean that the computer can see the gateway but is not getting an IP address or the other way around you should run ipconfig and post what you get as the output here so we can better help you as I dont exactly understand what you mean.

    Sounds like to me you can see the router but arent getting the internet connection? am I correct and as JohnWill said setting up the router from a wired connection even if its just sitting down with a laptop for 10 minutes next to the router with a patch cable will save you a ton of time and effort.
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