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Can only connect 1 computer to 'net on router

I have a desktop with a wireless connection to a netgear dg834. I can't get my laptop to connect to the internet, it will recognise the network and connect to it but it won't let me connect to the 'net. I can access the router off the laptop over ethernet but cant connect to the net no matter what I do. The desktop is running Vista and the laptop is an old one using Windows 2000.

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  • d_o_rourke Feb 08, 2009

    thanks for getting back so quickly.

    I've upgraded to xp and still have no luck connecting to the 'net.

    I get an ip address returned from ipconfig, it's different to the one given to me by my isp. my desktop has the ip address given by my isp, the one for the laptop that i'm trying to connect is similar to the address of the router.

  • d_o_rourke Feb 10, 2009

    Thanks, my account doesn't require a username or password. I seem to have to enter all the settings on my desktop as well as the router, if I just put the settings on the router and set the desktop to automatically detect settings it stays aquiring ip address forever. think I'm just going to reset everything and start again, maybe use a large hammer too while I'm at it!!!!

  • d_o_rourke Feb 11, 2009

    got everything sorted, turned out i was using the wrong type of router. had an adsl one instead of a network one.

    thanks again for all your help.

  • partizan May 11, 2010

    Is desktop connected to router by wire or wirelessly??

    I think what is happening is that your router works in Bridged mode. Did you enter your username and password provided by ISP into router or desktop machine?. If latter is the case, then you only getting internet on desktop machine and your router cannot share it.

    what you need to do is enter your DSL settings in the router. I found link to the manual on how to do it: If you are not sure just call your provider. Most of them don't mind helping, it will probably take some time, but you'll get someone to walk you through the steps.

  • Ved Pradhan May 11, 2010

    when you connect with the laptop wirelessly are you getting a valid ip address,just connect the laptop wirelessly then click on start,run type in command once the box opens type in ipconfig and hit enter and then check if you are getting any ip address....

    let me know then i will be able to help you further...


  • Michael Ward May 11, 2010

    Can i sugest upgradeing you laptop eather to xp or vistia then you should be able to use the internet without no problem. sence you are using 2000 on the laptop you will need to trade it in for a brand new one.



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Rourke, you shouldn't be entering the same settings on both router and desktop. I should only be on the router. It seems like something with DHCP is misconfigured on your router. Make sure it (DHCP) is enabled.

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