jernobyl Posted June 11, 2008 Report Share Posted June 11, 2008 WHAT THINGS WERE LIKE BEFOREI was connecting wirelessly with my Dell XPS 1330 laptop on Windows Vista. We were with Virgin Media, there was a cable router, made by Motorola, I don't know the make and it didn't really matter anyway because I never at any point had to change any of the settings on the Motorola. Being quite old it didn't have wireless connectivity built in, so I bought a Netgear WGR614 v6 wireless router so I could use my laptop wirelessly. Via the very helpful instructions on portforward.com I was able to configure the wireless router to forward the ports so I could download on uTorrent or play on WoW. Lovely speeds, everything happy. As far as I was aware, the Motorola router was on 192.168.1.1, and the Netgear wireless thing on 192.168.10.1. I had configured Vista to take an IP address of 192.168.10.136, and I was able to get good speeds and connect wirelessly.WHAT THINGS ARE LIKE NOWI have moved to my dad's house. He has BT broadband. He has a BT Voyager 210, which is on IP address 192.168.1.1, and that is not wirelessly enabled either, so I have brought the Netgear wireless router with me. However, upon plugging it in, and changing the DNS addresses on my laptop to BT's DNS servers, I could not get any connection. Not just on uTorrent - at all. I couldn't access any websites. Nothing happened until I changed Vista so that it took dynamic IP and dynamic DNS, and then it worked. I had a look at the instructions on portforward.com again but the instructions there were really to do with the situation where you're connecting to the Voyager directly, and not via a wireless router. In my desperation I even tried following the instructions for a Voyager, but not surprisingly they didn't work. And I don't really understand why it isn't working.WHAT I HAVE EFFECTIVELY CHANGEDI have taken the ethernet cable out of the Motorola cable router, and put it in the BT Voyager router. I have changed the DNS addresses within Vista so it's taking the BT ones and not the Virgin Media ones any longer.So...why isn't it working? Why can't uTorrent download anything, or I can't get any webpages? There's something in the way...any help very much appreciated! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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