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D-link modem>Belkin 4 port router connected to Winxp pc and Vista pc the vista connects to broadband but the Winxp doesn't the network is ok

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The DHCP packets arent' being understood by the xp computer.

Often manufacturers skimp on the router firmware, and bodge it up. (often seen in dlink and netgear.)

Have you tried flashing the router to the latest firmware?

If that doesn't improve it, either try cabled, or try forcing a static IP.

Posted on Apr 04, 2008

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    Benjamin Patri Apr 04, 2008

    Please keep me updated on this situation


    Most simple fix i usually try is disabling the wireless adapter on the computer then re-enabling it.

    Others have had Windows Vista on a laptop which every now and then has the same problem when the rest of the network is fine.

    Once the Wireless is re-enabled then you should be able to re-scan for your wireless ID and join your network again.



    If local interface needs to have an IP forced on it.

    You can do this via network connection properties. In IPv4, on the vista computer.

    Start>network>network sharing center> view status> properties

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1.Connect a Cat5 cable into the Ethernet port on the back of your cable or DSL modem. Plug the other end of the cable into the "Connect to Modem Internet/WAN" port on the back of the Belkin Router.
2.Connect a Cat5 cable into the "Ethernet" port on the back of any desktop or stationary computers and then plug the other end of the cable into one of the LAN ports on the back of the Belkin Router. Start with port one and work your way up with subsequent computer connections.
3.Turn the Belkin Router on by plugging the router into a power outlet. Allow 30 seconds for the router to fully boot up. All computers tethered to the modem via a Cat5 cable have access to the Internet.
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