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Dynamic and Static addressing are the two main methods used for IP address assignments. Dynamic IP addresses are automatically obtained and nothing needs to be done on the user end. However, Static IP address information must be configured manually. If you do not have a router, you need to input your static IP information directly into your Apple Macintosh.
Click "Apple > System Preferences." Click the "Network" icon. Click the "TCP/IP" tab. Choose "Manually" in the Configure drop-down menu. Click in "Show" and choose your Ethernet device. This is usually called Built-in Ethernet. Enter your IP address into the IP Address field. Enter the Subnet Mask into the Subnet Mask field. If your service provider did not provide you with one, use the default of "255.255.255.0". Enter the Gateway address into the Router field. Enter the DNS Server into the DNS Servers field. Two should have been provided to you. Push the "Apply Now" button to confirm changes.
Open Control Panel - Network Connections then right click on the Wireless Network (USB wireless adapter) and then click on Properties. Then in "This connection uses the following items" scroll down to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) then click on Properties and in the General tab select "Obtain an IP address automatically" also select "Obtain an DNS address automatically" Then click OK
Let's do a little bit of troubleshooting and see what we find out. First I assume that you are using some kind of Microsoft operating system. (if not, let me know.)
You say that the cable is working fine. That's a good start.
If you connect your cable to the GX, do you see an orange (connectivity) and a green (traffic) light next to the adapter?
Did you check your Device Manager to see if the adapter is working? (Right-click "My Computer", choose "Manage" and open "Device Manager".You should have an entry under "Network Adapters". The on-board, standard network card is an Intel Pro/1000MT.
If there is no entry, then the adapter is faulty (or not recognized by the Operating System).
If you have an entry - is there a yellow question mark? If so, then the driver is missing. You can download it from Dell's support page here.
If your adapter is broken, you can always try to find either an external USB-to-Ethernet or wireless USB adapter or install a new network card. See example here. Make sure that you get one that also comes with a small installation frame, so it fits your housing. (look at the pics in the link.)
If your network card is fine and you have a driver already installed, it could be your network settings. Is your adapter set to get an IP via DHCP? Open your Control Panel and Network Connections. Do you see an entry there? If so, right-click it and choose "Properties". Scroll down to "Internet Protocol TCP/IP" and double-click it. Are both radio buttons set to "Obtain...automatically"? If not, change that and click "OK" to close all related windows.
If you have any more questions or need more help with any of the steps above, just come back here and leave a comment - I'm happy to help.
You must ensure that you have enabled the router as a DHCP server and the client PC network connection is set up to "obtain an IP address automatically". If the computer is not obtaining a valid IP address from the DHCP server (i.e. the router) you will get the limited or no connectivity error. You can easily check to see if you have a good IP address by opening a CMD prompt window and running ipconfig.exe. Generally, the WBR-1310 will have assigned an IP address like 192.168.0.xxx. If you have an IP address like 169.254.xxx.xxx you router is not assigning your computer a valid IP address. Powering down the PC and/or the router will usually fix this, but not always. There are other, more compliated, steps that can resolve the problem if the above steps do not work.
Does the card have an IP address? From a command window (type "cmd" in the "run" line) type "ipconfig"
If it has any address OTHER THAN one beginning 169.254, it is working. If it has a 169.254 address it is not connected OR there is no device on your network giving out automatic IP addresses. Do you have other computers or devices connected?
Sounds like an IP address problem. Your IP address on both the NIC card (DFE 530) and the router have to be in the same address range. You can do this 2 ways. 1... Have your router hand out addresses automatically. Make sure DHCP is enabled and that you have at least one address available for it to give out. ie. 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.3. The first three number must be the same as the router. The other option is to manually set your IP address on your nic card to match the router. If the router is lets say 192.168.0.1 then you can assign 184.108.40.206 to your computer NIC. If you haven't been able to access your router then check your router manual to find out the default IP address and use the same number for your NIC changing only the last number. The largest number you can use is 255. Hope this helps.
On the computer with the "private IP" - which Btw, means it cannot obtain a valid IP from your network - Assign manually an IP of: 192.168.1.22 With a Subnet Mask of: 255.255.255.0 and a Default Gateway of: 192.168.1.1 and a Primary & Secondary DNS Server of: 220.127.116.11, & 18.104.22.168 respectively. This should work for you.
When you plug in the network cable, ensure it is plugged in correctly to the network card and into one of the router's ports at the other end. The LINK light should light up at either end (computer end and a tthe router) and flash when data is being sent or received. Then on your computer, (for Win2000/XP) go t Start, Settings, Network connections, "Local Area connection" for your card, then click on "Properties" then scroll and double click ''internet protocol' then select obtain ip address automatically. this will assign your computer with an ip address given from the adsl modem. all other settings will then assign automatically as well which should give you access to the internet thereafter. What you could also try is from one of your working wireless computers / laptop, see what IP address and gateway addresses have been assigned by the DHCP host (automatic IP address assigner), to helpyou work out where the address is coming from, it should be coming from the adsl modem. check your address by going to Start, settings, network connections, local area connection, then click on the support tab.
Pls reconnect the Ethernet cable back to the other PC and check how is its getting IP address, automatic (Obtain an IP...) or fix (Use the following...). To do this go to your Control Panel, click on Network Connections, right click on Local Area Connection, click on Properties, highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), click on Properties button. If it is the latter, note down the numbers.
Plug the Ethernet back to your laptop and do the same. Set your laptop's Internet Protocol Properties to mimic the other computer settings. The only possible difference would be is if the other computer is ticked on "Use the....", the IP address of the laptop should be different from the other PC. Example if the other PC is 192.168.1.5, make the laptop 192.168.1.6. All others stay the same.
Hope this ne of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.