Setting up a wireless network

#1
I have just bought a wireless adaptor (Dlink DSL 2640B) and installed it on my first computer, on my second one I have a USB adaptor (DWA-111) and plugged it into my second computer, but it won't install from the disc.

It works on the first computer alright, but I don't know if I need to install the router on the second as well?

All help appreciated :D
 
#2
The router doesn't need installing as such.

Once you have got all the leads connected (phone, power, ethernet), you would need to open your web browser and follw the instructions.

You will need to enable the wireless part of the router before your wireless adaptor will detect it.

But no, it is not necessry to install the d-link router disc to both pc's
 
#5
Need some details to help out here:

First computer - you didn't say how it is connected to the router? Has it built in wireless or have you connected by the Ethernet cable?

If you're connected wirelessly then ok, go to the paragraph below. If you're connected by cable, then as ogri said, you'll need to log on to the router to make sure the wireless connection is up.

Second computer - Does it already have wireless? If not then yes, you will need to run the install program for the USB adaptor. Take the adaptor out, then run the install wizard on the disk.

PM if you're still having problems.
 
#7
Silent_Scope said:
It doesn't want to work. I have internet on the first computer, but on the second one the wireless USB won't install.

"Failed to install, Set-up will exit"

??????
Are you sure you are using the correct drivers?

msr
 
#9
Yea had the same problem with a usb wireless dongle, if you access the disk which came with the dongle and run set up from the disk with the dongle removed it should load ok.
 
#10
Install the software first.

Insert dongle. If the drivers from the disk have loaded correctly the operating system should automatically detect the new hardware and install it.

If this doesn't work do it in reverse. Uninstall the software restart the computer and insert the dongle. The Add New Hardware Wizard should run and it will prompt you to install the hardware using the software from the vendors disk.
 
#11
The dongle drivers installed ok on the other machine when I installed it all (router included) on the second machine.

But...

Now the first machine won't connect without the Dongle on (the same machine that worked fine with just the wireless router)
 
#13
Silent_Scope - probably would help if you answer the following questions:

Machine 1
Laptop or Desktop?
Operating system? XP or Vista, and which service pack? Go to Control Panels, System - that will tell you.
Is a wireless card already fitted?

Machine 2
Laptop or Desktop?
Operating system? XP or Vista, and which service pack? Go to Control Panels, System - that will tell you.
Is a wireless card already fitted?
 
#14
Machine 1:
Desktop
OS = XP SP2
It has a wireless card

Note: This is the machine with wireless router attached.


Machine 2:
Desktop
OS = XP SP2
No wireless card, hence the adaptor.



I.P addresses are within the same radius.
 
#15
Not had that problem myself, connected up to Sky wireless this afternoon and it worked first time!! must be a record...complete 'puter biff does something without any help!!
 
#16
A quick google and it seems others have had similar problems. There is a link on this forum to the correct driver for the WDA-111. http://64.233.183.104/search?q=cache:WCohccr4ksUJ:www.cableforum.co.uk/board/87/33631158-dlink-dwa-111-usb-adapter-problem.html+DWA-111&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=7&gl=uk&client=firefox-a(although I couldn't find the link on any D-link website - I hate d-link and would never use their kit, too many problems seen, Netgear all the way for me).

Uninstall everything to do with the router/dongle on PC 2. Remove dongle. Download that driver above and install. Reboot (might not be necessary but you never know). Plug dongle in, should now be recognised or atleast will ask you to install driver which should work ok.

Once that works then you should be able to use the d-link software to configure that machine for your network as per PC 1.
 
#17
Ive just had a problem with my new lap top, it has a built in wireless card, it connected to the router but wouldnt send any internet info.
I contacted Dell, NETGEAR (both couldnt help) then I rang my ISP and they talked me through it, my router was running on windows XP and I to go into the router by contecting using a cable, using the address on the bottom of it and then into wireless connrection, I had to change the name of the router (from NETGEAR to whatever I wanted, give it a new password) and I was in, but when I went to use my desktop (dongle) it didnt connect as Id changed the password, enter new password and both now work.
 

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