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Netgear: Desktop the modem and router are connected to will not allow me to get on the internet, but the laptops work.

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    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    did you look up the network settings on the laptops and make the desktops identical.

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The PC needs the right IP address from the router. In Control Panel, select Network Connections. Click on LAN connection. Select TCP/IP and click on Properties. Make sure "Obtain an IP address automatically" is selected and the address of your router (192.168.1.1 usually) is entered as the DNS server.

Another thing you could try is to swap over the cables on the router. (the one to the modem and the one to the PC) then restart the PC.

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