Wireless trials and tribulations at home
I just wish I understood more about this sort of stuff. My ISP changed today from BT to Sky.
New router supplied (netgear of some sort), which is inferior to the one I already own (netgear dgn2000), but it's pre-set up and just to get things going...
Plugged in and connected with wire seamlessly :) Line speed 3.5Mb ... very excited about this as it's been a constant 0.73Mb since last summer. Next for the laptop, that connected fine too and it's talking to the desktop properly (mild surprise here!)
iPod touches... now these caused problems before so were given fixed IP addresses comfortably out of the range that was automatically allocated. Hmmm! iPod touch says 192.168.0.10 and router admin panel says it's got 192.168.0.4 :confused: Switch on other iPod touch give it the 0.11 address and router says that's got 0.4 as well :confused::confused:
Switch everything off and back on again, still not getting correct story.
Decide to switch off iPods and try xBox and Wii. xBox reluctant to connect, but does eventually. Wii does so quicker. Switch on iPods.
Desktp has 0.2, Laptop 0.3, 2 iPods both have 0.4 and we appear to have 2 Wiis both with 0.6
Switch everything off and back on again. xBox finally connected back up and son playing Fifa 10, laptop and PC connected.
I daren't switch anthing else back on just in case.
Where do I go next? Sky don't give me the settings to use with my old router. Can I get what i need off the admin panel for the new one? (I do know the passwords) or should I be looking at some sort of update to the new router?
All help and advice gratefully received.