PC wireless network help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mac'nCheese, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68040


    Feb 9, 2010
    Sorry, but I couldn't find a PC folder to put this in. Anyway, I'm at a relative's house who has a netgear wireles router that he runs his home network on.His laptop and pc (windows vista, the one the cable modem and netgear router are hooked up to) can connect to the internet fine. When I try to use anything else, the devce (iphone, nintendo 3ds) sees the network and asks for a password. The password the relative claims is correct, does not work. I'm trying to set up a simple guest network with no password for internet access only but its not working. Does anyone have experience doing this on pcs that can give me very basic instructions for setting this upand maybe then I can see what I am doing wrong. Googling is just not helping. Thank you.
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    Check his router to see if it has MAC Address filtering enabled.
  3. Maverick513 macrumors member

    Dec 13, 2011
    You can manually configure the IP address, gateway and DNS, then try again.
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Have him log into the router so you can dig around in the settings to see what the issue is.

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