There are far more knowledgeable people on here than me but my suggestion would be....ozy said:okay, so i got pipex adsl broadband
came with a little usb modem. installed all that. internet works fine.
got an adsl wireless router with built-in modem. (belkin g+mimo) no usb input. so i unplug adsl line from usb modem and unplug modem from computer. plug adsl line from phone direct into the back of router/modem and plug that via the network cable into the computer. can't get through to the internet anymore.
is there something different about the modem i got from pipex (called a d-link dsl-200) compared to the inbuilt one on my router?
can't see anything mentioned in instructions for either pipex connection or wireless router. what am i missing?
when you are connected to the router (via the network cable) you need to type 192.168.1.1 (or 2.1 at the end) and that should connect you to the router. It will ask you for a password but it will be 'admin' or something like that - check the paperwork that came with it.
You then need to add your broadband username/password to the router. This will give your router access to the broadband account.
Once you've entered this you should then be able to connect to the internet.
to help try these
click the start button on windows.
and in the box type ping www.bbc.co.uk
and check if it can connect to the internet.
If that doesn't work
type tracert www.bbc.co.uk
and it should show the path it takes.
if that doesn't work.
ping the router (that 192 number above) and just check that your connect is working.
hope some of that helps.
I've probably got it in the wrong order or something.