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Problem setting up home network with d-link des-1105. Windows Vista on main PC & Windows XP on laptop. Presently, I have ethernet cable connected on main PC to d-link and usb cable connected to laptop & to comcast cable modem SB5120, ethernet cable from d-link to comcast cable modem. Will not describe the many failed configurations I have attempted. Will someone please describe the setup process I need to complete to make it all work? I am a mentally challenged, pc illiterate individual so please provide detailed instructions. Laptop's device mgr shows PCI Modem, Ethernet Controller, Network Controller, SMBUS Controller, and PCMCIA ethernet card are all yellowed out and I can't find Drivers for any of those components. I can get online with each, independently, but cannot get online with both at the same time - need to setup, separate, main PC with ethernet connection/cable & laptop with usb connection/cable in order to gain, independent, internet accessibility A speedy reply will be greatly apprecviated.

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A router is basically a mini-computer that splits up one internet connections to 4 (or whatever # of ports you have).

Basic Connections to a router:
A Router requires a internet connections, so your broadband modem must connect to the WAN port (theres only one) of the router DIRECTLY. Then Ethernet cables go from the router to the computers on the LAN ports. Don't do something weird like connecting your internet to your computer then your computer to the routers WAN port, it'll most likely mess up.

Once you have connected your router like this, it should work.

If your modem only has a usb port, I have no idea how to make that work out. Sorry. Try getting a new modem from your ISP, or check if your modem does have a ethernet port, if it does just connnect that to the routers wan port.

Also computers should not interconnect with each other with use of a router. Thats what the router is for. Everything gets connected and split up at the router, nothing connects to anything else but the router, basically.

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

  • Denis K. Feb 27, 2009

    As for the drivers, use google to find them, if they were originally part of your system, go to your manufacturers website, and go to their support/download section to find your drivers, and install them. If they were added later on to the system, just google it/go to the manufacturers support section as well.

    Especially for the PCMCIA ethernet card, you should go to the manufacturers site to download the drivers there (from support/downloads), since it is a card/addon.

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