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Hi I successfully installed a WirelessG 2.4 GHz to use with a Mac mini and and HP laptop. I have Comcast high-speed cable. I unplugged the router from both computers and modem to take it somewhere and now that I'm ready to use it again I can't remember which ports on the computers and the modem to plug the cable into...Can anyone help me with this. Thanks!

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The ethernet cable that goes from the modem goes into the router's port labeled "internet." The other ethernet cable going from the computer goes to the routers ethernet cable port labeled "port 1."

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This is my DLINK model -> (DIR-601 Wireless N 150 Home Router Wireless router)


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2. Then reset your DLINK Router to the manufactures default settings. Then Unplug DLINK Router for 1 minute then plug it back in (Just plug your cat5 cable into port 1 and connect it to your computer) there should not be anything else plugged into the DLINK Router at the time you make the changes. Just 1 computer can be connected.

3. Went into the DLINK configuration 192.168.0.1 and changed the PPPOE setting that I was using for my AT&T Modem to Dynamic IP (DHCP). Once you make the changes save them and then unplug your DLINK Router it's off.

4. Turn on Comcast Surfboard Cable Modem and wait until all lights are on. Now plug in a cat5 cable from the Surfboard Comcast modem (NOT A CROSSOVER CABLE LIKE THE CD INDICATES) to the INTERNET port of your DLINK Router. Now turn on your DLINK router.

5. Then turn on your computers or restart them and it will pick up IP Addresses from your DLINK Router

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the power comming fromt he modem (information pass) is too much for the internet port on the router to handle that it quits if the surge from the modem comes.

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get a longer ethernet cable to connect your modem and the router, may 10-15 feet ethernet cable, put it in a coil and tie a knot in the middle, just look at the picture below.

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I have comcast myself and they told me they do not allow home networks. I fixed that problem by using the mac address cloning feature in my router.

The setup cd is also junk, all you should really need to do is:
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7 Try to surf the net.
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