How to Put the IP Numbers Onto Your Computer for Wireless
A Bit of Explanation
With our wireless service, you have a little box that we call the "radio
". It will typically be white in color, have a couple lights on it, and a brand name of either BreezeCom, BreezeAcces, or Trango printed on it. It's also the one with the cable (usually a cable-TV-type cable) plugged into it that goes up to the antenna on your roof. So, this is your radio.
Then, you may or may not have yet another box with lights on it that we call the router
. This box would usually have a brand name like Linksys or D-Link or Netgear printed on it.
Whatever device is plugged directly into the radio, needs to have some numbers programmed into it. If you have a router
, that means you need to put the numbers in the router's
set-up. If your computer
is plugged directly into the radio, that means you need to put the numbers into the computer's
How to Put the Numbers into the Computer's Set-up
So, how do you put these numbers in so that the computer will work when plugged directly into the radio? First, open the Start menu and open Control Panel (or if Control Panel isn't there, choose Settings, then Control Panel). In Control Panel, you should have either Network and Internet Connections, Network Connections, Network and Dial-up Connections
, or just Network
. Determine which one you have, and follow the proper instructions below.Network and Internet Connections
Click on Network and Internet Connections. In big letters at the top it says "Pick a Task". In similar big letters down towards the bottom it says "Or Pick a Control Panel Icon". Under "Or Pick a Control Panel Icon" it has Network Connections. Open Network Connections
. Then continue following the instructions for Network Connections below.Network Connections or Network and Dial-up Connections
- Open Network Connections (or Network and Dial-up Connections if that's what you have). In there you should have one called Local Area Connection, or possibly Local Area Connection 2 (or some other number).
- Right-click on that Local Area Connection icon, and choose Properties from the menu that appears. Double-click on "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" -- it should be the last item in a list of things in the white area.
- Another little window opens up. Click on Use the Following IP Address so that the dot is next to it.
- Then for IP Address, type in the correct IP address. You should have been given a paper with this information. Do likewise for the Subnet mask, Default gateway, Preferred DNS server, and Alternate DNS server. In case you do not have the DNS info, it's the same for everyone:
The preferred DNS
server is 188.8.131.52
The alternate DNS
server is 184.108.40.206
- Click OK, then click OK again (or Close if you don't have OK).
- You may need to unplug the power cord for the radio, leave it unplugged for 60 seconds or more, then plug it back in and wait a few minutes, before it starts working again.
- Open Network. In the window that comes up, you should have a white area with a list of things.
- In that list somewhere, you should have one called TCP/IP followed by the name of your ethernet card. Do not open the one for Dial-up Adapter. Open the item called TCP/IP followed by something other than Dial-up Adapter.
- On the IP Address tab, change it to Specify an IP Address, and put in the correct IP address and subnet. You should have been given a paper with this information.
- Click on the Gateway tab. Type in the correct gateway in the gateway box, then click Add. The number should then hop down to the box below.
- Then click the DNS Configuration tab. Select Enable DNS. For Host, type in workgroup and leave Domain blank. In the box for DNS Server, type in 220.127.116.11, then click Add and it hops down to the box below. Then go back into the box for DNS Server and type in 18.104.22.168, click Add, then click the OK button.
- Click OK again, and then restart the computer (not that it gives you much choice).
- After it restarts, you may need to unplug the power cord for the radio, leave it unplugged for 60 seconds or more, then plug it back in and wait a few minutes, before it starts working again.