Cannot connect both XP computer and Vista to Internet
My XP computer connected through the cable modem just fine alone. When I added my new Vista pc and WRT54G2 Wireless router, I can get local network access only. The XP pc can go online, but the only way the Vista PC can access internet is if I connect it directly to the modem. What's the point of having a router if it doesn't "route"?? I have spokent to Linksys support twice, Dell Support once, and after two months, it STILL doesn't work. Can't anyone give me a straight answer?
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Re: Cannot connect both XP computer and Vista to Internet
A lot of cable modems will store the MAC address of the first device connected to them and will only talk to this particular device/MAC address. If this is the case, you will need to power down the modem and the router for some period of time. If you also get phone service through your cable company then there may even be an internal battery backup that you have to exhaust. Unplug it and wait at least one minute after all lights are off and then turn it on first followed by the router. The router should then register its MAC address with the modem and then all will be good.
If your modem or some other equipment owned by the cable company permanently stores the MAC address then you will need to one of two things. The easiest is to call the cable company's tech support and ask them to change the MAC address for your account to match your router. The seoond option is to configure the router to clone the MAC address of your XP box. Here is a link to a thread on linksys' web site with step by step directions:
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Hi. You are going to need two things for this to work. First, you need a wireless router, these usually run about $50-$60. Then after you get the router, you need a wireless usb adapter, so that the xp computer can receive the signal from the router.
Connect the lan cable from the cable modem that is currently attached to the vista computer to the router, then connect a lan cable from the router to the vista computer.
The xp computer is easier. After you have the router hooked up, just plug the usb adapter into the xp computer, install any software that comes with it, and after it install the drivers it will be able to connect to your router, and have wireless internet.
Make sure that you know the name of your router, that way you are connecting to the right one.
power down cable modem, router, and computer. Connect ethernet cable from modem to router/ and connect ethernet cable from router to PC. Power up cable modem first, after modem shows connectivity, plug in router. After router shows internet connectivity, start computer. Be sure that you LAN card operable
turn off all equipments.
connected the modem to the incoming cable.
use the CAT-5 cable comes with unit, conencted from the one of LAN port to your PC LAN port on the rear panel. turn on the modem then turn on the PC.
you are good to go.
Yes! plugging it in on the Ethernet cable on the modem to the computer should get you online. If your not able to get online, you may want to check the following:
1. Make sure that the Ethernet adapter on the computer is enabled. If you can't find the Local Area Connection icon in your Network connections (control panel\network and sharing center), check if the network adapter is properly installed.
2. Some cable service providers require the MAC/Physical address of the Computer to get it online through the modem. If the old computer is working with the modem, you may want to contact your ISP and ask their assistance in getting you online using your new computer.
HAI,TO CONNECT INTERNET THROUGH CABLE OR BLUTOOTH. (i) 1.CABLE : INSTAL DRIVERS FOR THE CABLE AND LG PC SUITE,RESTART PC THEN CONNECT DATA CABLE BEDWEEN PC AND MOBILE.IT,S ORIGINAL CABLE DRIVERS ARE AUTOMATICALY INSTALED,ORDINARY CABLE MANUALLY INSTAL DRIVERS. 2.THEN FOLLOW TO CONNECT INTERNET: START>CONTROL PANNEL>SELECT NETWORK CONNECTIONS>SELECT CREATE NEW CONNECTION>FINISH.RESTART PC AND THEN CONNECT INTERNET THROUGH NEW CREATED IN NETWORK CONNECTIONS. (ii)VIA 1.BLUTOOTH:INSTAL BLUTOOTH SOAFTWARE(BLUE SOLI) AND RESTART PC. 2.ON BLUTOOTH ON MOBILE AND CONNECT MOBILE TO PC (BLUESOLI).SELECT DUN INTERNET CONNECTION TO INTERNET.
I may be able to help with this...but I need a detailed description of how you have things connected between the XP desktop, the cable, modem, the Linksys router, and the laptop. Also, is the Linksys router new?
Typically, the wan port on the wireless router connects directly to the cable modem with a cat5 network cable....then the desktop pc connects to the router...on port 1 for example...with a similar cable. Once the wireless router is set up properly, the laptop should then be able to connect using wireless.
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.