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    Default Computer Help

    ok I have a small problem with my computer and wondered if anyone here
    is good with computers..
    I have a Mac and need to set up a network so I can turn my wi fi on
    so when your inside my home you can log on through you phone ect ...
    It was all going great until I tried to secure it with a password so when
    you want to log onto it u need a password..
    So now I sort of fixed it, I don't now what I've done but I have set it up as
    computer to computer shared and not wi fi..........
    So my wireless printer ect .. wont work as it can not establish a connection..

    Dam it if only I didn't tamper with it....
    I am connected to a NETGEAR modem

    Hope someone here can help..
    Last edited by Lucky Lady; 02-27-2012 at 01:05 PM.

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    anyone

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    Sorry I've got no idea!

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    Hi Lucky Lady

    The setup should be done in your Router, what you've done is you have created a share folder for 2 computers.
    The easiest way to setup your wifi with password is to access your Router using your web browser and key in the
    IP address of the router.

    There are 2 IP 1.) is MAC Address - looks like this 06-00-00-00-00-00 and 2.) normal IP example of 000.000.000.000 or 0.0.0.0 or 00.00.00.00 or other
    combination

    When you access your router via your browser, it will look like a website then just follow instructions.

    BR
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    OMG I have no idea what your talking about lol..
    I have been in touch with optus & they are sending
    me the latest modem as mine is 3 year old and out of warranty..
    I had to tell a small fib but will get it this week and I will have
    another 1 year warranty which will also give me the 1 year
    set up help thing on the phone for free. so I will call then n get
    them to do it...

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    Hi LL

    The new modems come with something called "WAP" security where all the computers (including phones and tablets) that connect wirelessly - supply a password that you set up via a computer connected directly (with the blue network cable usually)

    Router IP 192.168.0.1 is default for netgear. You type that in the address field of the internet browser on (eg IE or Firefox or Safari) your PC, the one connected with a cable. There's usually somewhere you can do a factory reset too but that will lose all your optus settings. Good idea to go to Optus website and download and print the settings so you can put them back in via a direct connection.

    There is usually a standard log in id and password with netgear is admin and password (or 1234)
    Default Password for NETGEAR Devices

    It helps to know exactly what model you're dealing with.

    I set up Mum's wireless modem with a WEP security - which involves typing in a key to each device that wants to access it, and in some cases, typing in acceptable mac addresses (all network connectors have their own unique mac address - wireless or cable). Which meant my sister, visiting from Perth could not connect. Oops. WAP with a single password would have been easier.

    It's nice to have ISP phone support on these, so I always buy my modem from my ISP - makes things so much easier.

    PS I don't know how to tell a printer to send a connection password to the wireless modem either.
    Last edited by Hyacinth; 02-27-2012 at 09:23 PM.

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    is your printer have a small LCD screen? if yes, just go to settings and follow instructions, it will prompt you to put in your username and password of your router.
    As soon you set this up, you can go to your computer install the software and setup your connection with your printer. Always refer to your user manual!!! :-)

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    Gawd do printers come with instructions that actually help now? Times have changed.

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