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Old 03-24-2008, 01:24 PM
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Default Wireless Network is "Local Only"

Hey guys,

I've been having a problem with my wireless router (Dlink) lately, and no one can figure it out.

Basically, I live in an apartment with one roommate, I have a desktop with Vista, he has a laptop with XP. Right now we subscribe to Comcast, and we're trying to hook up a wireless network for both computers. We've done this in the past, but a couple months ago the power went out, and when it came back on... it hasn't worked since.

I first tried to hook everything up through my computer (the desktop). It could plug directly into the wall, but when I tried to set up the wireless network so my roommate could use it, it said "Local Only". I couldn't find anything to switch it so I could actually connect to the Internet, so we tried to hook it up to my roommate's computer... same thing. I can't even hook the router up to the Comcast box and his laptop up to the router at the same time... there's just no connection.

I figure the router must be junk... but when we plug the router into the Comcast box, the "Dlink" network does appear... it's just "Local Only" and can't connect to the Internet.

Is the router junk or is there something else we can do?


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Old 03-24-2008, 06:19 PM
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What's the router model # ?
Might be able to give you more specifics if the info below doesn't resolve it.

There should be a reset button on the bottom or back of the router. Push the reset while powered on. Connect the Comcast ethernet cable into the WAN port and one of the computers Ethernet cable into one of the other ports.

Open a browser and type the routers IP address (D-link is typicaly you should then be asked for the routers default password. ( )
You should now be able to configure the router settings.
Setting Up Wireless Access Points - For Dummies

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Old 03-24-2008, 07:34 PM
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Thank you so much!

Your directions worked like a charm.

Is there anyway to donate to this forum? I would love to support it.

Thanks again!

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