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Can only connect 1 computer to router

I have a netgear dg834 router, it's been working fine for the last year or so. I have tried connecting an old laptop I have but I cant seem to do it. My desktop is connected wirelessly and is on Vista with no problems. The laptop is old, and has windows 2000. I can get onto the router fine with the laptop on ethernet cable but that's as far as I can go. It will recognise the network on wireless too but I can't get it to connect to the 'net.

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  • Ved Pradhan May 11, 2010


    what happens when you try connecting to the wireless network any errors or something like that....let me kno then i wil be able to suggest you some steps...because out here there can be 2 option eihter the network is not connecting at all or there is some setting issues


  • Sacraty
    Sacraty May 11, 2010

    you mean you cant surf through your browser by using your old laptop? does it says in your connection in windows 2000 limited connectivity? or its acting as if it has an internet but you cant just surf on it?



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You might need to check if your laptop is able to get a valid IP address when connected wirelessly to the router. You can go to the Control Panel then click on network connections and look for wireless network connection. Right click the wireless network connection then click properties. Click the support tab and there you will see the IP address. You should not be getting 169.254.x.x. Where X represents numbers.

An IP address is very important. Make sure you're getting a correct IP address and it should be the IP address provided by your router. Without a valid IP address, you won't be able to get onlinwe. Your wireless connection can tell you that its connected eventhough its not getting a valid IP address.

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