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    Today - i hate technology. (Router problems)

    So for the past few years have been using my wired router to get on the net, today i have spent nearly 3hours trying to setup a wireless router so that my laptop can connect to it wired (its an old laptop) and so that my PS3/Wii can connect to it wireless.

    Seems the computer recognises the router, happy to connect to it but wont allow me access to the net through it. Yet i switch back to my old router and everything is fine.
    Im sure that i need to configure it somehow but getting confused by IP address, DNS address, Servers etc..
    Installation CD doesnt seem to help.

    Old Router = BT Voyager 220 ADSL.
    New router = Zyxel P660HW.

    Anyone....??

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    You'll need to setup the new router to connect to the internet. It probably isn't anything to do with IP address/DNS etc. Login to the router and look for ADSL settings - you should have them from BT, if not, you can try copying them over from the old routers web interface.

    Have you typed in your username/password for the ASDL?

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    razord;7777635

    You'll need to setup the new router to connect to the internet. It … You'll need to setup the new router to connect to the internet. It probably isn't anything to do with IP address/DNS etc. Login to the router and look for ADSL settings - you should have them from BT, if not, you can try copying them over from the old routers web interface.



    I connected to a page that allowed me to edit settings for many things (WAN, LAN, WIFI etc) but dont know what to put in each of the spaces. (nor do i know what most of these options refer to)
    How would i copy settings over from the old router web interface?

    JasonMason;7777691

    I connected to a page that allowed me to edit settings for many things … I connected to a page that allowed me to edit settings for many things (WAN, LAN, WIFI etc) but dont know what to put in each of the spaces. (nor do i know what most of these options refer to)How would i copy settings over from the old router web interface?



    If you login to the old router and look at its settings, you'll most likely be able to see all settings, this will be username, password, and things like VCI, PPPoA, etc. You might not be able to get the password from the router, though - you'll need to call BT or that (or try looking at the source code of the page, as some routers put it in there..)

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    razord;7777717

    If you login to the old router and look at its settings, you'll most … If you login to the old router and look at its settings, you'll most likely be able to see all settings, this will be username, password, and things like VCI, PPPoA, etc. You might not be able to get the password from the router, though - you'll need to call BT or that (or try looking at the source code of the page, as some routers put it in there..)



    Ive just realised that i've never logged in to my current router as when that was installed i used the CD that came with it hence ive had no reason to..
    Any idea how i would log into it?

    BT broadband authenticates against the line and a username such as [EMAIL="[email protected]"][email protected][/EMAIL] will do as well as the password

    JasonMason;7777743

    Ive just realised that i've never logged in to my current router as when … Ive just realised that i've never logged in to my current router as when that was installed i used the CD that came with it hence ive had no reason to..Any idea how i would log into it?



    It'll most likely be: 192.168.1.1192.168.1.2 or 192.168.1.254 - if not, let me know, ill give you some other possibilities.

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    razord;7777762

    It'll most likely be: http://192.168.1.1 http://192.168.1.2 or … It'll most likely be: http://192.168.1.1 http://192.168.1.2 or http://192.168.1.254 - if not, let me know, ill give you some other possibilities.



    i've just tried 192.168.1.1 and i can see some options, gonna have a look now....

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    razord;7777762

    It'll most likely be: http://192.168.1.1 http://192.168.1.2 or … It'll most likely be: http://192.168.1.1 http://192.168.1.2 or http://192.168.1.254 - if not, let me know, ill give you some other possibilities.



    whats the difference between a WAN Ip address and LAN Ip address?

    JasonMason;7777913

    whats the difference between a WAN Ip address and LAN Ip address?



    WAN is your IP to the internet. This is almost certainly assigned by DHCP, and irrelevant to your configuration. LAN is the internal IP address of your router, on the range of IP's that'll be allocated to your computers and devices inside your house.

    WAN IP is given to the device which connects to the internet (i.e. the router)
    LAN IPs are given to each computer/laptop which connects to the router.

    The router will have a LAN IP and a WAN IP. The LAN IP is the 192.168.x.x one and your WAN IP will be different - a series of number not in the aforementioned format.

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    razord;7777956

    WAN is your IP to the internet. This is almost certainly assigned by … WAN is your IP to the internet. This is almost certainly assigned by DHCP, and irrelevant to your configuration. LAN is the internal IP address of your router, on the range of IP's that'll be allocated to your computers and devices inside your house.



    oldmanhouse;7777964

    WAN IP is given to the device which connects to the internet (i.e. the … WAN IP is given to the device which connects to the internet (i.e. the router) LAN IPs are given to each computer/laptop which connects to the router.The router will have a LAN IP and a WAN IP. The LAN IP is the 192.168.x.x one and your WAN IP will be different - a series of number not in the aforementioned format.



    I have LAN,WAN, Gateway, primary and secondary DNS server addresses,
    I also have PVC name, VPI/VCI numbers protocol of PPPoA and a multitude of other numbers.
    I am now officially confused.

    "I also have PVC name, VPI/VCI numbers protocol of PPPoA and a multitude of other numbers."

    Thats the important part. write them down, and try and put them into the new router..
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