Question about Routers
Hi. I just reformatted a pc and cannot connect to the internet. I remember something about having to input the routers ip address somewhere. 2 questions, where do I get the ip address, and what do I do with it. I have a functioning pc that connects thru the router and works, can I find the address on that pc, or do I need to contact leviton. Thank You, Paul
You can get the router's IP address from the functioning PC. Go to the command prompt by clicking on Start / Run ...and then enter "cmd" in the text area and click "OK". In the black window that pops up...type the command "ipconfig". The computer will list it's IP address, subnet mask and default gateway. The default gateway is the router's IP address.
To enter the Default gateway (router) address in the PC that isn't working...click on Start / Control Panel / Network Connections / Local Area Connection / Properties. In the "Local Area Connection Properties" window....scroll down and click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) to highlight it. Now click on the properties button.
In the Internet Protocol Properties Window....click on Use the Following IP address:...now you can enter the IP address for the computer to use, the subnet mask, and the default gateway. The default gateway and subnet mask are the same as the working PC. Hopefully you already know what the IP address for this computer is supposed to be....it must be unique on this section of the network. To function properly, this computer also needs to know what DNS server(s) to use. You can enter the DNS server address at the bottom of this screen.
If you don't know the DNS server addresses, you can look them up on the other machine also. Use the command prompt as described above and enter the command: "ipconfig /all" Look for the DNS server addresses in the command output.
Posted on Jan 14, 2008
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