Sky Broadband: Wireless

  Declanworld 00:55 08 Oct 09
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I've just formatted my brother's PC and re-installed his software. However 'Acquiring network address' is as far as I can get with his Internet connection. I've tried to access the router via 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.0.2 but no pages display. In Ipconfig, there are only zeroes and spaces in the key areas.

Please help.

  Strawballs 04:03 08 Oct 09

What is the make and model of router that sky supply?

  Declanworld 09:13 08 Oct 09

It's a Netgear - no model number apparent on it.

  Strawballs 22:21 08 Oct 09

As a quick reference, this table shows the default addresses, usernames, and passwords for some common router manufacturers.

Router Address Username Password
3Com
click here
admin
admin

D-Link
click here
admin


Linksys
click here
admin
admin

Microsoft Broadband
click here
admin
admin

Netgear
click here
admin
password

  dms_05 17:53 10 Oct 09

It's 192.168.0.1 with user name/password admin/sky. Works on all Sky routers. If you have ipconfig as you report you aren't connecting the router to the PC. Use LAN for the initial connection and then set up the WiFi.

  Declanworld 18:41 10 Oct 09

I got it sorted last night by connecting an extended ethernet cable from a socket in the hall. This allowed me to get into the Netgear settings where I went up through the channels until finding that 5 worked.

(The funny thing is that wireless worked in the old channel with security removed.)

Thanks for all your time, comrades.

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