25 Dec 2007

Setting up the Netgear wireless router

A couple of guys have asked me how I went about setting up my old Netgear router to run with TalkTalk after they read my post 'Reconnected finally' on my ah ok lah blog. I thought that it might be a good idea for a post. I have to warn you though, it is a bit technical.

The router I have is a Netgear DG834G Wireless Route. It came for free with the AOL broadband package I had prior to signing up with TalkTalk.

Just follow the steps. Just make sure that all the cables have been connected properly - network cable from router to computer and telephone line to router.

1. Open up the location on your browser.

i. You will see the login pop up as given below:

ii. The default user name is admin and the default password is password

iii. Once you are logged in, you should choose: Encapsulation PPPoA (PPP over ATM)

iv. Fill in your TalkTalk Login and password (that they had posted to you).

v. Click "Apply"

2. Under ADSL settings, choose:

i. Multiplexing Method: VC-BASED
ii. VPI : 0
iii. VCI : 38

iv. Click "Apply"

3. Now to make your network secure (security-enabled wireless network) , open Wireless Settings.

i. Choose an SSID (that will be your wireless network name)
ii. Under 'Security Options', choose WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key)

I choose WPA encryption. I am not sure but apparently, it is more secure than WEP (Wired Equvalent Privacy) encryption.

iii. Choose your unique network key (between 8-63 characters) under WPA-PSK Encryption.

You are done.

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