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Can't connect a PC to internet via rangemax

I have set up the rangemax OK, and have 2 PCs working fine. I have now added a third PC, and it apparently is connected OK. However, i have no access to the internet with it. I am using IE 6. The netgear setup website recognises only two PCs, but not the third, even though the PC says it has a good connection. Any help would be gratefully received. Thanks.

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  • Jazzelad Feb 22, 2008

    all pcs are wireless. 2 of them similar IP addresses 192.168.1.2 & 192.168.1.4. When automatically assigning an IP address for the 3rd machine, it comes up with a really high number which according to Netgear's web site is out of range. I tried setting it manually to 192.168.1.3, but still no internet. The Netgear site recognises the machine as being connected but still no internet. I have tried copying the settings from a different machine and when reviewing all the settings using the Belkin Wireless USB monitor there is a message saying DHCP: "Disable" even though it shows all other setting as OK. The Belkin monitor shows good connection between the PC and the Rangemax, but the signal is going no further to the internet

  • Jazzelad Feb 22, 2008

    According to the config page, the IP address is got dynamically from ISP. In the LAN IP Setup, it says "use router as DHCP server" with a starting IP address of 192.168.1.2 and an ending IP address of 192.168.1.254. I assume this means that there are 250+ IP addresses assigned - although this is in the LAN IP Setup. I can not find any mention of DHCP in any of the wireless setup pages. Hope this helps.

  • Dan May 11, 2010

    Are all PCs wireless?

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Sounds like the network card on the 3rd computer might be set to a manual ip address. Is the rangemax router the dhcp server? if so is the network card on the 3rd computer set to obtain an ip address automatically?

can you tell me the ip address of the rangemax router?
whats the ip address of the 3rd pc?

Thanks,
Brad

Posted on Feb 21, 2008

  • Brad Nelson Feb 22, 2008

    Ok now we are getting somewhere. It appears your 3rd pc is not communicating with the dhcp server to get a valid ip address.


    I recommend logging into your routers config page and make sure dhcp is turned on, and that the minimum number of assigned ip addresses is more than 10. its quite possible if your wireless security is open that people have stolen your internet and used up the assigned ip addresses and your router is not assigning anymore ip addresses. Take a look at those settings and let me know how it looks.



    Thanks,

    Brad Nelson

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