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I have just got an N800 internet tablet - Fab bit of kit, but cant get the dammed thing to connect to the internet through my home wireless. Its great through a bluetooth phone connection.
I can connect to the router config menu, therefore ruling out wireless or WEP issues. IP Address is assigned as expected and N800 seems happy, DNS settings look fine, but nothing will connect. Have tried website www's as well as IP Addresses. Could it be the firewall? how do you switch it off on a netgear DG834?. Thanks in advance for your help.
04-27-2007, 06:17 PM
never worked with netgear, but i know that linksys has a setting for router mode vs. switch mode. router mode needs to be enabled if it is directly connected to the ISP device (dsl or cable modem).
does it have ACL based rules to allow externally destined connections?
if all else fails, RTFM i guess... ;)
04-27-2007, 06:36 PM
Doo you have other wireless devices working?
04-27-2007, 06:57 PM
Does the router have Mixed Mode? On my Netgear, I had to have that set for the tablet to connect.
Thanks for the replies, I can confirm that it is in b&g mode, I have around 6 other wireless devices that connect wirelessly without any issues, and although I cant see any option for switch / router selection I assume it is - Its a DSL Modem / Router. Any other thoughts are appreciated. Thanks
04-28-2007, 05:51 AM
I have a netgear DG834G and the n800 is working fine with it without my having made any changes to the routers config (mine is running on mode "b & g" too).
Are you using DHCP?
The only outbound rule in the firewall is:
# Enable Service Name Action LAN Users WAN Servers Log
Default Yes Any ALLOW always Any Any Never
04-28-2007, 02:44 PM
If you have xterm and gainroot installed, try posting the output from the following commands:
It might help diagnose the problem - the fact you can connect to the router rules out security and MAC filter issues, I can only assume it's a DNS/DHCP issue and the above info my help confirm it.
Peter The Plumber
04-28-2007, 07:33 PM
I take care of a home wireless network that used a Netgear WGR614 v6. I've come to the conclusion that the Netgear simply needs to be power cycled once in a while. :confused: We use ATT DSL and have ruled that out because I have an old IBM gateway at the other end of the house using the same service and modem that never has any problems. In addition to lots of other troubleshooting involving way to much coffee and ethernet wire.
04-29-2007, 07:59 AM
I use a Netgear WGR614V4 over here that woks just dandy.
From the Router Status page:
Firmware Version V5.0_07
MAC Address 00:88:88:88:88:88
IP Address 126.96.36.1998
DHCP DHCP Client
IP Subnet Mask 255.255.248.0
Domain Name Server
MAC Address 00:88:88:88:88:88
IP Address 192.168.0.1
IP Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
Name (SSID) YoDude
Region United States
Mode g and b
Wireless AP On
Broadcast Name Off
The broadcast name had to be "ON" for initial set up then the N800's MAC addy was added to "Attached Devices" in "Wireless Access List":
# IP Address Device Name MAC Address
1 192.168.0.2 LAPPY 00:88:88:88:88:88
2 192.168.0.3 FYNSPY 00:88:88:88:88:88
3 192.168.0.4 NOKIAN800 00:88:88:88:88:88
Then turned off to help keep the unwashed masses out on "Advanced Wireless Settings" found in "Wireless Setup"
Solved by exchanging the unit, New one worked straight out of the box. Thanks for all the help guys
08-01-2010, 06:47 AM
can you explain more how do you solved it Rab, i'm lost here
08-01-2010, 07:16 AM
Rab's post dated: 30-04-07, 04:21 PM
Rab's Last Activity: 21-07-07 06:07 PM
08-01-2010, 07:17 AM
he said he exchanged his router for a new one (so presumably the old one had a fault). However that was over 3 years ago, so I think you are indeed a bit lost (in time)!
e. OK, so I'm lost in time too, Querty12 is much faster :-)
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