Welcome to WikiWirral, sharing is what we do best.
Forum Stats
12450 Members
65 Forums
73744 Topics
996734 Posts
30 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
74 registered (4436789, 14 invisible), 1170 Guests and 239 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Insecure sites. 610
Games for children 456
What is your Daily Exercise ? 396
Is this crime against humanity 348
Wanted Wii consul 243
Travelling Bus and Train Which Tickets? 233
Replacement Key Fob casing 217
Anyone read this ? 205
Taltalk Broadband Dying 195
Charity fishing match 191
New General Forums
Telephone Caller Alert - they are NOT BT BROADBAND
by Laraine
17th Nov 2017 6:04pm
Are you a Mathematician ?
by granny
15th Nov 2017 8:59am
Poor Bruce
by diggingdeeper
15th Nov 2017 1:15am
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
14th Nov 2017 8:03pm
New Wirral History
Downloadable oldwirral pdfs
by derekdwc
9th Oct 2017 12:26pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
clipper yachts arriving for round the world race
Azamara,silouette and balmoral this mornig
Topic Replies
What song are you listening to?
by snowshoes
18 minutes 38 seconds ago
Fitting bathroom lights need help
by diggingdeeper
Today at 01:23 AM
Charity fishing match
by fish5133
Yesterday at 11:42 PM
Games for children
by venice
Yesterday at 10:50 PM
Downloadable oldwirral pdfs
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 05:02 PM
John Lewis advert
by buddy
Yesterday at 12:01 PM
DIY advice needed
by yr20405
17th Nov 2017 11:23pm
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
17th Nov 2017 9:29pm
where to get cheap carpet
by venice
17th Nov 2017 9:27pm
November
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
by granny
16th Nov 2017 1:05pm
bonfire night
by snowhite
3rd Nov 2017 5:40pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#296220 - 1st Mar 2009 6:36pm wireless router
phalinmegob Offline

Wise One

Registered: 26th Dec 2008
Posts: 818
Loc: tranmere
hi guys, gonna have a go later at setting up a wireless router(netgear) so my kids can get broadband upstairs, i have had no expierience of using these,i understand the connections etc but is there any settings that i need to know from virgin media before i start ?

Top
Google Ads
#296221 - 1st Mar 2009 6:46pm Re: wireless router [Re: phalinmegob]
Wheels Offline
Wiki Veteran

Registered: 4th Jan 2005
Posts: 8795
Loc: Tranmere
all i had to do was plug in all the wires then connect to it wirelessly using the wep key (should be on the router)

Top
#296224 - 1st Mar 2009 6:54pm Re: wireless router [Re: Wheels]
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Jul 2008
Posts: 10792
Loc: Birkenhead
Once you get it up and running then consider the following

If you are sending anything serious over the internet eg Bank/Card details make sure you are using WPA2, all routers support this now and so does Windows XP upwards, unfortunately Microsoft in their wisdom didn't include this as an update so you have to install WPA2 support manually.

CLICKY - XP update for WPA2
_________________________
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates

Top
#296225 - 1st Mar 2009 7:10pm Re: wireless router [Re: diggingdeeper]
Tony_1985 Offline

Forum Master

Registered: 19th Aug 2006
Posts: 2421
Loc: Ellesmere Port
Don't need to set up anything special for Virgin Media, just plug it in and off you go

But as above, get it secured using a WPA or WEP key, or go the whole hog and do as diggingdeeper has said, install WPA2 on your computer/laptop


Also the old favourite as an addition.
If you are sending bank/credit card details over the Internet, MAKE SURE that the yellow padlock icon is showing at the bottom of your Internet Browser.
If it's not there. Don't continue - My own advice

Top
#296252 - 1st Mar 2009 7:58pm Re: wireless router [Re: Tony_1985]
phalinmegob Offline

Wise One

Registered: 26th Dec 2008
Posts: 818
Loc: tranmere
thanks a lot guys,was not sure if i needed all strange ip numbers and what not,gonna give it a go later,kids are doin my head in.

Top
#296255 - 1st Mar 2009 8:01pm Re: wireless router [Re: phalinmegob]
phalinmegob Offline

Wise One

Registered: 26th Dec 2008
Posts: 818
Loc: tranmere
that update must be included in one of the service packs on xp,it is already installed on my system,so ready to go.

Top
#296263 - 1st Mar 2009 8:15pm Re: wireless router [Re: phalinmegob]
Tony_1985 Offline

Forum Master

Registered: 19th Aug 2006
Posts: 2421
Loc: Ellesmere Port
The Virgin Media modem plugs into the back of the router via Ethernet (RJ45) cable.

One of these is supplied with the router, and another one with the modem

Make sure its a CABLE router NOT adsl


Quick way of telling

Cable usually has 5 ethernet connections on the back
ADSL will also have 5, but 1 of them will be smaller


If in doubt, post on here or consult ye olde router manual happy

Top
#296355 - 1st Mar 2009 10:27pm Re: wireless router [Re: Tony_1985]
Waddi Offline

Forum Guardian

Registered: 11th Jul 2004
Posts: 4006
Loc: New Ferry
Is this the free router supplied by Virgin Media?

If so, all the setting are pre-loaded and as everyone else has said, usually a sticker on the side of the router or a card in the router box with A network name and a password. If you are using XP, click start, then "connect to", then wireless connections, a list of availalbe networks should now a appear, click the the network that coresponds with the network name of your router, and you should be promted for the password. now open up Internet explorer and you should be set to go.

If your using Vista, sorry no idea.
_________________________

Top
#296383 - 1st Mar 2009 10:43pm Re: wireless router [Re: Waddi]
phalinmegob Offline

Wise One

Registered: 26th Dec 2008
Posts: 818
Loc: tranmere
no it is a router i picked up off freecycle,,got it up and running and my son can connect no problem on his laptop but my other son cannot connect using a usb wireless adaptor so more investigation needed there,next question,do i still need a software firewall running or can i disable that(comodo internet security).it is still on for now.

Top
#296389 - 1st Mar 2009 10:46pm Re: wireless router [Re: phalinmegob]
phalinmegob Offline

Wise One

Registered: 26th Dec 2008
Posts: 818
Loc: tranmere
dont know why i said it was a netgear router,it is a linksys wrt54gs

Top
#296407 - 1st Mar 2009 10:54pm Re: wireless router [Re: phalinmegob]
SoundLad Offline

Are you SoNutz?
Forum Master

Registered: 22nd Aug 2007
Posts: 2988
Loc: Birkenhead, United Kingdom
As most wireless routers usually have a DMZ Zone which basically forwards traffic to a certain PC usually the Cloned MAC Address PC you set your broadband with will still be connected as if it is connected to the Modem but dont worry as i think it will be switched off already and as above as well USE WPA2 its better than WEP cause WEP can be cracked very easily so upgrade if your computer doesnt have.. Onto the USB Wireless connector sometimes these come with the basic of settings but what you have to do is set it manually if you can tell me the name of the USB stick i can tell you step by step if you like on how to do this.. smile
_________________________
Lee Mills


Top
#296440 - 1st Mar 2009 11:12pm Re: wireless router [Re: SoundLad]
phalinmegob Offline

Wise One

Registered: 26th Dec 2008
Posts: 818
Loc: tranmere
took the router out for now,worked ok for about half an hour and then it has just started screeching like the old 56k modem,pc went breasts up and then i got a blue screen of death,not happy now.probably explains why it was on freecycle,maybe give it a try another day.too tired to care now lol

Top
#296549 - 2nd Mar 2009 9:18am Re: wireless router [Re: phalinmegob]
AX_125 Offline

Forum Guardian

Registered: 10th Nov 2003
Posts: 3793
Loc: Home
a router causing a BSOD, never heard of that before. Is it connected via USB of something?
_________________________

I am a signature virus, copy me into your signature to help me spread.

Top
#296682 - 2nd Mar 2009 7:38pm Re: wireless router [Re: AX_125]
phalinmegob Offline

Wise One

Registered: 26th Dec 2008
Posts: 818
Loc: tranmere
no its connected through normal modem socket,scared to try it again. luckilly i had done a complete format and re=install of my hard drive on sunday morning cos my system was full of crud.only took about 8 hours to re-install all of my programs and games and such like,but i had installed arcronis true image before i installed the router, so i did a reinstall of the earlier made image.20 minutes to re-install o.s and everything(about 22 gb).fantastic program.

Top
#296684 - 2nd Mar 2009 7:41pm Re: wireless router [Re: phalinmegob]
phalinmegob Offline

Wise One

Registered: 26th Dec 2008
Posts: 818
Loc: tranmere
on a side note,when reinstalling windows i forgot my broadband cable was still plugged in,got a virus straight away from messenger i think. FORMAT C DRIVE AGAIN.

Top

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Fitting bathroom lights need help
by yr20405
17th Nov 2017 11:29pm
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
17th Nov 2017 9:29pm
Games for children
by granny
17th Nov 2017 1:35am
Are there any doctors or nurses on here.
by granny
16th Nov 2017 11:52pm
Bath Lifts
by locomotive
16th Nov 2017 6:22pm
For Sale & Free
where to get cheap carpet
by mickturner
17th Nov 2017 4:24pm
White radiator single panel 1400 x 600 - good cond
by gerrymoore
16th Nov 2017 9:16am
Samsung Galaxy S7 Titanium Silver + Extras
by j_demo
15th Nov 2017 7:29pm
Vaping set
by paul110180
15th Nov 2017 2:37pm
Wanted wii consul box
by dodie
15th Nov 2017 12:19pm
Featured Member
Registered: 13th Oct 2012
Posts: 14880
Newest Members
monadrexx, Dipper, DarioLo, JohnG74, kerryanne1980
12450 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Fitting bathroom lights need help
by yr20405
17th Nov 2017 11:29pm
Games for children
by granny
17th Nov 2017 1:35am
Bath Lifts
by locomotive
16th Nov 2017 6:22pm
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
by granny
16th Nov 2017 1:05pm
Travelling Bus and Train Which Tickets?
by fish5133
15th Nov 2017 5:31pm
News : New Topics
Anyone read this ?
by venice
16th Nov 2017 3:22pm
Is this crime against humanity
by granny
13th Nov 2017 4:04pm
Wedding for Cancer Research !
by Katemargaret
11th Nov 2017 10:38pm
The EU and us.
by Excoriator
11th Nov 2017 8:44am
Police, St Josephs Primary, Woodchurch Road
by diggingdeeper
7th Nov 2017 3:55pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
17th Nov 2017 9:29pm
Are there any doctors or nurses on here.
by granny
16th Nov 2017 11:52pm
Taltalk Broadband Dying
by diggingdeeper
15th Nov 2017 3:40am
Replacement Key Fob casing
by fish5133
14th Nov 2017 7:45pm
Insecure sites.
by venice
13th Nov 2017 3:54pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sun 7:46am
Sunset Sun 4:09pm
Local Time Sun 6:24am
WikiWirral Can . . . .