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Old 21-01-2013, 13:58
Peter R Peter R is offline
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Because of the good report given in Computer Active I have purchased a ZyXEL WRA2205 wireless extender.
Because I have Virgin router without a WPS button I have to install the extender manually via an Ethernet cable but despite trying several times on three different servers I cannot connect to to complete the installation.
Any ideas will be gratefully received.
I am a 75 year young computer beginner so please keep any answers as simple as possible.
Thanks in anticipation.
Peter R
Old 21-01-2013, 15:13
Steel Steel is offline
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Try using
Old 22-01-2013, 12:05
Marbles65 Marbles65 is offline
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hi,, as Steel has pointed out,,, default gateway is usually,,,
to check this type CMD in to start menu search box and select it when offered in results,,,
command prompt will then open,,,,, type in this command and press enter key

you should get something like this,,,,,, take note of the default gateway,,, this is the router's IP on your internal network.

IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

good luck.
Old 22-01-2013, 15:11
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Sometimes a firewall will prevent access. I find this when trying to connect to my NAS box setup page
Old 22-01-2013, 18:23
Mr Smooth Mr Smooth is offline
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I think there is a misunderstanding, you are trying to log into the Wireless extender and NOT the router.


Your pc or laptop will have an ip address in a different range than the wireless exender so you will be unable to connect to it.

ie your existing router will be or or or (these are the most common)

If your router is not 192.168.1.something, your pc will be in a different range.

Also if your router is actually 192.168.1.something, it is possible that it has given out the address to something else on your network (ie your pc or iphone or something) so thats why you cant connect to it.

If your router (and pc) is in another range then you will have to manually connect to the wireless extender by changing the ip address of your pc temporarily to one in the same range (ie 192.168.1.something) so you can connect.
Old 23-01-2013, 02:01
MCE2K5 MCE2K5 is offline
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ZyXEL WRE2205 Wireless N300 Range Extender.

Quick Start Guide.

User Guide.
Old 15-02-2013, 15:09
DeeMc DeeMc is offline
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Not sure how to originate a message so am piggy backing yours - hope you get it solved! Don't know how to start a thread...Computeractive is easier to read!

My problem using XP and trying to link with Zyxel router NBG5715 [non modem dual band router]
When I am internet direct from computer to the ISP's modem Zyxel [P66or-T1] the IP address is and the default Gateway is When I connect the modem to the router and the router through wired Lan to my computer the IP Address is And all I get is the message that the server is not connected and I don't get access to the internet and have to unplug all over again. All the lights come up on the router indicating connectivity but it still doesn't connect me to the internet. HELP - and could someone tell me how to start - a thread - is it? Thanks Dee [definitely aging!]
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