talktalk change from wired dsl to wireless router

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by cynic, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. cynic

    cynic Guest

    I'm tearing my hair out with the above move. I have bought a new
    laptop and an accompanying netgear router. I thought it would be a
    simple matter to set up the new system and fit a wireless card to my
    old laptop for family use when the new kit was on line. HUH! no such
    luck.
    Can anyone give a step by step way of achieving my aim? The new kit
    will not get past CHAP when trying to go on-line

    John
     
    cynic, Jul 16, 2007
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    cynic Guest

    Sorry - I should have specified the router is a netgear DG834GTUK and
    the new laptop runs Vista
     
    cynic, Jul 16, 2007
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    Graham Guest

    Have you put in the correct "Connection Username" and "Connection Password"
    in the router, where it is required for the ADSL connection? The CHAP
    failure would suggest that you haven't. Note that the connection username
    may well not be the same as your email address - it will be defined on the
    correspondence you received from your ISP when you first set up the account.
     
    Graham, Jul 16, 2007
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    Gaz Guest

    which will be and your password, which is a mixture
    of upper and lower case...

    Gaz
     
    Gaz, Jul 17, 2007
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    cynic Guest

    Yes I located the original documentation and confirm I am using the
    correct data

    I have looked on various sites via google. The general consensus of
    opinion gave little help and a sick feeling this might be a long
    haul :-(
     
    cynic, Jul 18, 2007
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    dandbnews Guest

    I've recently connected a wireless router to TalkTalk - it took me
    some time!

    I suggest you first connect your PC to the router via an Ethernet
    cable to get basic internet access working, so you can ignore the
    wireless aspect for now. As said by others, you need to enter your
    username (based on your phone number) and password.

    Have a look at question "I am a Windows Vista user; how do I set up my
    modem?" on the TalkTalk website. Its describing how to setup their
    modem without using their Connect-and-go CD. It should help you
    whether or not you are using Vista.

    David
     
    dandbnews, Jul 20, 2007
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    cynic Guest

    Thank you for that reference. I am now posting via the new wireless
    link from my old laptop which I have treated to a wireless card and
    have also connected the new laptop to the router.
    I still need to get the email working correctly on the new laptop but
    for the moment yahoo mail is fine

    John
     
    cynic, Jul 21, 2007
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  8. I recently got a Netgear router and found the best way to set it up was
    manually. I tried the installation auto setup and found that it wouldn't let
    me connect via wireless from my laptop in the lounge but as soon as I setup
    manually, all was well.
     
    the_constructor, Jul 22, 2007
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  9. As I shall be setting up a DG834G this week (but with Entanet, not
    TalkTalk) I'm interested in why only manual setup allowed the laptop to
    connect wirelessly.
    Can anyone suggest what option in 'manual' was not done in 'auto'?
     
    Maurice Batey, Jul 23, 2007
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    colinstone Guest

    Talk Talk list some Netgear as not working with TT.
     
    colinstone, Jul 25, 2007
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