Shared Community WiFi Networking Blog From A Toronto Co-op ISP

Monday, December 11, 2006

Wireless is still Down (12 DEC 2006)

Obviously, the wireless is still down. Fortunately, the wired Internet connections are working just fine.

Some people are not quite sure how to plug into the router to get online without wireless -- here are a few tips to make it work.

Plugging into the router should be easy -- just make sure:

1. You're plugging into one of the four LAN ports, not the one used for the modem to plug into the router!

2. you have a good ethernet cable! It's amazing how fast these things can get broken or made wrong, etc. Obvious, but common as a problem.

3. Make sure your PC/Mac is set up to get its Internet from the ethernet port using DHCP. it should choose the ethernet port over any WiFi connection, but turn off airport just in case.

4. Cycle the power on the router after plugging everything in, and restart your PC/Mac/Linux box. Worth a try.

This should work -- it's exactly what I have going at my place, using wireless nomad Internet, with slightly less wireless these days. :-(



Blogger Adam Norman said...

Dear god, this CANNOT go on the blog! Tell me, what use are instructions for getting online... if we can't get online!

Honestly, put this on somehow. It's the only readable page if we don't have wired connections.

1:15 p.m., December 13, 2006

Blogger Damien said...

uh, Adam, the headlines go on both pages automagically-- the co-ops site pulls new posts from this blog every few minutes.

look on the right of the home page.

4:00 p.m., December 13, 2006

Blogger Damien said...

btw, lots of places to get online out there- WT hotspots, tor hydro, work, net cafes, library-- friends/family's homes, etc.

4:02 p.m., December 13, 2006


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