Hi, I need a bit of help setting up a wireless connection! I have a telewest BB modem connected to my laptop through a wan connection. I have a sitecom WL-114 BB router and a wireless card. I run Win XP home. I plug the modem cable in the router (in the WAN) port and put a connection from the laptop to one of the LAN port on the router. All the light flash as they should.... I install the software for the wireless adaptor, turn off the computer, restart, put the card in, finish the installation. To set up a profile, I have been told to choose "access point" as the type of connection So I do so. I also choose to disable the DHCP and enter manually the IP and subnet mask given to me by the manual: (192.168.1.1) and a subnet mask 255.255.255.0.
Then I go the router set up, go to my network connection, click on the network adaptor and make sure that the IP address is obtained automatically (according to the quick setting guide). Then I enter the IP 192.168.123.254 in Internet explorer... I should be getting a configuration window... but nothing happens! The icon for the network card is blue which tells me it is connected, the network icon tells me I am connected and all is perfect. I have tried to find a simple step by step but cannot find it..... Am I doing it in the right order (set up card first then router) ......The quick install guide says not to tick the "obtain IP automatically" but the full guide gives me the IP(192.168.123.1), subnet (255.255.255.0)and gateway (192.168.123.254) to enter....have tried all the permutation I can think off, get excellent signal but no access to internet at all! Any help welcome. Regards