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Vista/router/wireless connection We have three laptops, two with Vista and one with XP. We have a wireless internet connection with optus and have connected the modem and run install cd's for both the Asus router (WL-520GC) and the speedstream modem. At the moment we can only connect to the internet using the ethernet cable connected to the modem and to a laptop. Can anyone help please? When we connect the router to the modem and have all computers without cables it shows that there is a strong wireless connection on all three but we cannot access any web pages or msn. It is driving me quite mad. Please reply to my email if you can help.

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Re: Vista/router/wireless connection

Ok, so my problem was fixed by manually adding the ISP's DNS IP address to the setup within the router.


I also have a speedstream modem and 520-GC, but connect through AAPT, ISP shouldn't matter in this instance.


If you can't get the IP of the DNS server by calling optus, plug the ethernet cable back into the modem and one laptop, and find it in the web-based modem config (


unplug the ethernet cable from your modem/laptop and back into the router. enter the web-config of the router (usually, 'Finish' 'save and restart'.


once restarted, you will likely need to restart all computers. if this still doesn't work, command prompt on each computer and type ipconfig /registerdns.


hopefully this will solve it completely.



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Re: Vista/router/wireless connection

Make sure that all the wireless cards are set in the properties to obtain an ip address automatically, dissable the wired lan adpter connections as this can confuse the router. Restart all the pc's and then right click on the wireless pc icon in your task bar and then click view wireless networks and make sure that you are connected to your network and that the internet is available, known as local & internet in Vista. open up internet explorer, go to tools, internet options and delete browsing history cookies and temp files and then refresh the page as the proxy server will need to refresh.

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