Full T1 Wireless Support
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- 04-04-08, 12:42 AM #1
Full T1 Wireless Support
Tier 1 are notorious for not responding to wireless issues correctly, the reason is simple: no agents are trained correctly for wireless issues- those who can help are those who already know how to get things fixed. I'm about to move to CST, so I'll make one last contribution.
Firstly, if you call with a wireless problem the Tier 1 agent will inevitably tell you to "plug in your yellow cable" after going through just about every possible question... (Is the account active, is there any abuse, are there any open CST tickets, is the router on, is there a dial tone on the BT line).
The one thing they won't tell you to do is try to make a wireless connection, therefore will get nowhere. I've taken over a couple of calls for people who have spent up to an hour on calls without asking that question, needless to say it doesn't take a genius to make a connection. Other agents try to replace routers at every available opportunity, even when not advised to do so by the Holy Grail (sic) that is "MOJO". Anyway, here's a quick list of fixes, step-by-step.
Right-click 2 screens with red X in bottom right of screen,
Click once on SKYXXXXX (making sure it matches with the bottom of the router, with 300 million customers in one corner of London there might be more than one Sky network in any given area).
Enter the Network Key (on the bottom of the router again) in capital letters
Click Connect again
Put a tick in both boxes and click Close.
9 times out of 10 this will work.
But what if...
No networks show up, try not to moan down the phone unless you bought your adapter from Sky. Just double-check that your adapter is switched on and all that.
If SKYXXXXX isn't showing up but other are...
Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Centre > Manage Wireless Networks on the left > Delete SKYXXXXX
Then try "Connect to a network" again.
If this doesn't work get the ethernet in (providing you have ethernet, if you don't you're pretty much stuck), browse to 192.168.0.1 and sign in admin/sky. Then Wireless Settings on the left hand side for Phase 1 and Setup in the top left for Phase 2.
Change the SSID to whatever you want.
Change the channel, I always say 11, though I'm not sure why.
Change the encryption under Security Options to WEP, enter any passphrase and click generate, copy the contents of the box beside Key 1 and click Apply then Logout.
Try "Connect to a Network" again.
For "Limited or No Connectivity" you'll never get any help on the phone.
Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Centre > Manage Network Connections (left hand panel) > Right-click Wireless Network Connection > Properties > Internet Protocol V4 (TCPv4) > Properties:
Use the following IP address:
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.0.1
Use the following DNS Server Addresses:
Preferred DNS: 192.168.0.1
Alternate: Blank (could a CST agent by any chance post what can be used as alternate?)
Do the same thing for "Local Only".
If you're set on getting a new router, just phone up and say you've got yours plugged in but the power light doesn't come on, you've tried different sockets which work and so on... you'll get one in no time.
Hope any of this helps.
Let me know what I've missed (it'll help me).
Last edited by twocrazymonkies; 04-04-08 at 01:44 AM.
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