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I just got my new ASUS Eee 1000h. First thing I wanted to is connect to the internet, so I open the wireless connections window and try to find my wireless connection...but it's not there. I have no problem finding wireless signals in the area, and in fact I can access the internet via free hot spots around the city anytime I want.

So I assume I made a mistake while setting up my router. I guess, one thing I noticed about routers is that their admin interfaces are set to 192.168.1.1 or something, but the IP address of www.routerlogin.com, which is the admin interface of NETGEAR, is set to 10.0.0.1. Could that be why I can't find my router's wireless signal? Someone told me there could be subnet issues, though I don't know how. Has anyone encountered any problems with their NETGEAR set up before?

I already reset the router a couple of times and tried reconfiguring it. What alternatives do I have?

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For those out there thinking this is out of scope, I personally think it would ge great for stackoverflow to have good info on networking. –  Christopher Mahan Nov 5 '08 at 17:32
    
I totally agree with Christopher. But it's not programming related. –  Maxim Nov 5 '08 at 17:47
    
This is more of a hardware/ISP configuration question than a network programming question. –  erickson Nov 5 '08 at 18:01
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It does not matter that the router is configured to use 10.x.x.x addresses as opposed to 192.168.x.x addresses, as both are reserved for use in private networks. The fact that you can even see the router administration page is evidence that your wireless network is functioning properly. You should look into your internet settings on your router to see if you have a valid IP address from your ISP.

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No, it does not matter. Try the following:

  • Connect to your router via Ethernet
  • Configure your client's Ethernet address according to the settings of your router (i.e. 10.0.0.123 if your router is 10.0.0.1)
  • Point your browser to the router's administration page (i.e. http://10.0.0.1)
  • Check that its wireless interface has SSID broadcasting enabled (so you can see it even if you are not connected)
  • Check that you have set up encryption correctly
  • Check that the router provides a DHCP server
  • (optional) When all works fine, disable SSID broadcasting
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192.168.1.1 is used in 100Mbit and Gigabit LANs whereas 10.0.0.1 is used in 10Mbps LANs.

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Not true. The IP address range has nothing in common with the speed of the link. –  Patrick S. Feb 18 at 23:40
    
For the record, flagging as low quality shouldn't be used to report altogether wrong answers. –  Chipperyman Feb 19 at 0:26
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