Quantcast
Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
    1. Welcome to GTAForums!

    1. GTANet.com

    1. GTA Online

      1. Los Santos Tuners
      2. Updates
      3. Find Lobbies & Players
      4. Guides & Strategies
      5. Vehicles
      6. Content Creator
      7. Help & Support
    2. Red Dead Online

      1. Blood Money
      2. Frontier Pursuits
      3. Find Lobbies & Outlaws
      4. Help & Support
    3. Crews

    1. Red Dead Redemption 2

      1. PC
      2. Help & Support
    2. Red Dead Redemption

    1. Grand Theft Auto Series

      1. St. Andrews Cathedral
    2. GTA VI

    3. GTA V

      1. Guides & Strategies
      2. Help & Support
    4. GTA IV

      1. The Lost and Damned
      2. The Ballad of Gay Tony
      3. Guides & Strategies
      4. Help & Support
    5. GTA San Andreas

      1. Guides & Strategies
      2. Help & Support
    6. GTA Vice City

      1. Guides & Strategies
      2. Help & Support
    7. GTA III

      1. Guides & Strategies
      2. Help & Support
    8. Portable Games

      1. GTA Chinatown Wars
      2. GTA Vice City Stories
      3. GTA Liberty City Stories
    9. Top-Down Games

      1. GTA Advance
      2. GTA 2
      3. GTA
    1. GTA Mods

      1. GTA V
      2. GTA IV
      3. GTA III, VC & SA
      4. Tutorials
    2. Red Dead Mods

      1. Documentation
    3. Mod Showroom

      1. Scripts & Plugins
      2. Maps
      3. Total Conversions
      4. Vehicles
      5. Textures
      6. Characters
      7. Tools
      8. Other
      9. Workshop
    4. Featured Mods

      1. Design Your Own Mission
      2. OpenIV
      3. GTA: Underground
      4. GTA: Liberty City
      5. GTA: State of Liberty
    1. Rockstar Games

    2. Rockstar Collectors

    1. Off-Topic

      1. General Chat
      2. Gaming
      3. Technology
      4. Movies & TV
      5. Music
      6. Sports
      7. Vehicles
    2. Expression

      1. Graphics / Visual Arts
      2. GFX Requests & Tutorials
      3. Writers' Discussion
      4. Debates & Discussion
    1. Announcements

      1. GTANet 20th Anniversary
    2. Support

    3. Suggestions

Wireless Internet


XMike
 Share

Recommended Posts

Ok, I'm having problems connecting to things that have to have an internet connection and I'm thinking it has something to do with my router. I can't connect online to online multiplayer games like BF2, and I can't set up my virus protection (norton) because it needs a connection. The router I have is: Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router Model WRT54G. It's not hooked up to any central computer like we had before we moved (3 computers receive internet from the router in my house). Oh yeah, I used to be able to play online and stuff before, it hasn't always been like this.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Fozzy Fozborne

I had that same problem trying to get my brother's laptop wirelessly connected, and my PS2 connected with wires. Downloading and running Netset (not Netcheck, the second one) on my main computer and his laptop fixed the problem and now it works fine.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Okay so I run it, and then it says my computer doesn't meet the minimum requirements. What's up with that?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok let's back up here for a bit.

You've got a Linksys WiFi router, I get that part.

 

It's this part I don't get "It's not hooked up to any central computer like we had before we moved..."

Now the "It's" that is the router I'm guessing. but the way this reads is that you have the router connected to a computer as it's network source. Let me explain that this way....

 

the world->cable/dsl modem->central computer->router->other computers

Is that how you had it set up before?

 

How do you have it set up right now?

 

 

It should be more like this

the world->cable/dsl modem->router->all computers

Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok let's back up here for a bit.

You've got a Linksys WiFi router, I get that part.

 

It's this part I don't get "It's not hooked up to any central computer like we had before we moved..."

Now the "It's" that is the router I'm guessing. but the way this reads is that you have the router connected to a computer as it's network source. Let me explain that this way....

 

the world->cable/dsl modem->central computer->router->other computers

Is that how you had it set up before?

 

How do you have it set up right now?

 

 

It should be more like this

the world->cable/dsl modem->router->all computers

Yes I'm sorry, I forgot to mention the modem.

 

the world->cable/dsl modem->central computer->router->other computers

 

Yes, that is how it used to be set up. Now it is how you have it:

 

the world->cable/dsl modem->router->all computers

 

Right now I have a telephone cable going from the back of the modem to a phone plug in the wall. An ethernet cable runs from the back of the modem to the router. So yeah, then the router sends everything to the three computers.

Link to post
Share on other sites

On a related note to this, I was wondering if anyone knows if PCMCIA wireless adapters have poorer reception than the USB adapters of the same power? I used to have a 2GHz 802.11 wireless adapter for USB, and there were a lot of networks around my apartment. Now I have a new laptop with a PCMCIA adapter of the same series, and can hardly find a signal. Maybe those people moved out, but I am starting to think it's the lack of range or something..

 

Anything I can do to find peak reception, to boost it, or to figure out where exactly to go in my house for a good signal? I had Network Stumbler, which helped some, but it was buggy and I don't have GPS.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Okay, so you can browse the web...but can't play online games or set up norton? If i got that right, then it could be that you had ports forwarded before you moved and then the router got reset and has blocked that stuff again. Or try hooking it back up originally how you had it before the move.

 

The whole "something->something/something->something" i can't keep up with at this time of night. confused.gif

 

Edit: Just for fun, my 666th post. devil.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites

Okay, but do you know how I could get into my routers settings so I can enable it to access those programs?

Link to post
Share on other sites

@40ozFreak

Don't jack someone else's topic

 

 

 

 

@xmikester

RTFM...it's all in the manual.

You have to log into the router. For a Linksys I think it's IP address is 192.168.1.1, put that into your web browser. Then enter the admin password, whatever that is for you and assuming you're smart enough to change it from it's default password of "admin" (no quotes).

After that you'll use PortForwarding.

 

But I don't understand why any ports would needed for Norton anti-virus to get virus updates.

Link to post
Share on other sites

@40ozFreak

Don't jack someone else's topic

 

 

 

 

@xmikester

RTFM...it's all in the manual.

You have to log into the router. For a Linksys I think it's IP address is 192.168.1.1, put that into your web browser. Then enter the admin password, whatever that is for you and assuming you're smart enough to change it from it's default password of "admin" (no quotes).

After that you'll use PortForwarding.

 

But I don't understand why any ports would needed for Norton anti-virus to get virus updates.

Okay, I will try that. And it's not making me go online for virus updates, I have to activate the internet security online.

Link to post
Share on other sites

@40ozFreak

Don't jack someone else's topic

 

 

 

 

@xmikester

RTFM...it's all in the manual.

You have to log into the router. For a Linksys I think it's IP address is 192.168.1.1, put that into your web browser. Then enter the admin password, whatever that is for you and assuming you're smart enough to change it from it's default password of "admin" (no quotes).

After that you'll use PortForwarding.

 

But I don't understand why any ports would needed for Norton anti-virus to get virus updates.

I'm not jacking anything. I just thought it could be a related question instead of having two wireless topics...?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Okay I don't see any options for enabling programs to work with the router in the settings.

Link to post
Share on other sites

@40ozFreak

Don't jack someone else's topic

 

 

 

 

@xmikester

RTFM...it's all in the manual.

You have to log into the router. For a Linksys I think it's IP address is 192.168.1.1, put that into your web browser. Then enter the admin password, whatever that is for you and assuming you're smart enough to change it from it's default password of "admin" (no quotes).

After that you'll use PortForwarding.

 

But I don't understand why any ports would needed for Norton anti-virus to get virus updates.

I'm not jacking anything. I just thought it could be a related question instead of having two wireless topics...?

They are two completely different problems

Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh well, whatever. Sue me. Or...get over it?

Edited by 40ozFreak
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • 1 User Currently Viewing
    0 members, 0 Anonymous, 1 Guest

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using GTAForums.com, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.