03-28-2011 02:21 PM
I had my desktop computer "wired" into the e2000 router. I purchased a new computer and have "wired" it into the router.
My old computer I want to now be "wireless". The old computer has the cisco software on it from the original installation.
How would I now connect the old computer wirelessly since it was previously wired into the router. I will be using the AE1000 802.11n Dual-Band Wireless USB Adapter on the old computer.
03-28-2011 09:25 PM
i guess that you haven't set the wireless network name (SSID) as well, right?
here's some step to follow:
First, you connect your PC (wired) to your router, login to your router setting page by typing 192.168.1.1 (or default gateway from your PC, if you have changed it) on your web browser, type "admin" for username and password, after that;
1. Click WIRELESS tab, on the BASIC WIRELESS SETTINGS subtab, choose manual, and change the SSID as you like. SAVE SETTINGS
2. Still on the same tab, click WIRELESS SECURITY on the submenu, enable it, and choose the encryption (if you use WEP encryption, type the passphrase 10digits contains only A-F and 0-9)
4. Unplug the cable between your devices, set your wireless adapter to automatically obtain IP address
5. search your SSID name from your PC
6. If it request a password, type the security key you set before
lemme know if there's anything else i can help you with..
03-29-2011 07:48 AM
You need to confgure the wireless router correctly, so that can connect computer to wireless network without network cable. You might take look on wireless router and wireless adapter configuration in this wireless network setup tutorial, probably could give you more ideas.
Hope this helps.
03-29-2011 09:29 AM
Connect the old computer to the router with the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port of the router.
Open the Cisco Connect Software and Go to Router Settings.
You will see the Router name and password.
Install the AE1000 on the Old computer.
After installing go to the wireless connection.
See if you are able to see the same Router name.
Try to connect the network name using the password.
After connecting to the network remove the Ethernet cable from the computer.
Check if you are able to access the Internet.
What is the Operating system on the computer.
03-30-2011 07:45 AM
Thanks for all the replies. My operating system on the old desktop is XP. The new desktop is set up and running wired.
I haven't received my wireless adpator yet, probably Friday or Saturday. The network has already been named, and we have a laptop set up and running wireless. Once I get the adaptor, I'll run the setup disk for the adaptor. Since I have cisco connect already on the old computer I'm guessing I don't need to make a setup "key". Of course I'll know more once I get the A1000 adaptor and try to set up the old computer.
03-30-2011 11:35 AM
I think you don't need to create setup key.
Install the wireless adapter on your computer. Search for the wireless network. Try to connect to the wireless network and enter the correct password of your wireless network.
03-30-2011 12:20 PM
That's what I'm going to try. I ordered my A1000 off of Amazon and should be getting it either this Friday or Saturday. Once I receive it I'll post with the results.