on 21-12-2010 10:27
I'm having trouble connecting to the internet using my D-Link DSL-2640R router and could really use some help.
I ordered a 50mb broadband package which arrived last week. Since I've recently moved into my flat I had Virgin activate my phone line, which happened last Wednesday. After recieving a text message confirming my landline number, I connected the router up to my Advent Windows Vista laptop as the detailed in the instructions.
I entered the username and password as instructed and my laptop says it is connected, but the connection is 'Local Only' and when I click on the internet explorer icon, it simply comes up saying 'page cannot be displayed'. I have tried connecting my laptop to the router via the supplied ethernet cable and that makes no difference. My iPhone and PS3 cannot connect either.
One thing I have noticed is that the DSL light on the front of the router isn't lighting up/blinking even though the instructions say it is supposed to. Could it be that I've been sent a dodgy cable?
It's been almost a week now and after half a dozen calls to customer services, all Virgin have told me so far is that "it should be working" (tell me something I don't know...).
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
on 21-12-2010 11:47
Yes you will have problems as the router you have is for broadband down your phone line (DSL) , you need a cable router that you should have got for when when you signed up to 50 meg.
on 21-12-2010 13:35
So they sent me the wrong router? That would certainly explain why the router pictured in the instruction book is different to the one they sent me...thanks for your help DJ-Shadow.
on 21-12-2010 16:06
I've sent you a PM. If you can provide the requested info, I'll look into this for you.
on 21-12-2010 17:01
Having checked your account, I can see that you are subscribed to one of our ADSL (beyond cable) packages, so there's no reason to believe that the router that's been sent to you is the incorrect model. As I and my colleagues on this team deal only with cable broadband issues, I have flagged this to our national (ADSL) broadband team, who will be in touch shortly.
on 22-12-2010 13:53
Sorry to hear your having trouble with the connection.
It sounds like you are not getting any signal to the router. Could you confirm you have a dial tone please.
Could you also check you have a filter connected to your phone line with the router plugged into it.