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Unable to get a IP address to my workstation at home,

I am now unable to get a IP address to my computer. I have comcast
as my ISP and vonage for my VOIP. everything was working fine until
last week. I have reset the both my BB router and cable modem.
If I plug my laptop in directly to the modem it works fine, if I plug my desktop directly into the modem it still does not work.
My vonage works fine so the connection between the cable modem and router seems to be good.
I have put in a new nic and disabled the onboard nic. Still get the same indications

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  • serra baby
    serra baby May 11, 2010

    hello!



    -- are you using the same ethernet cable if you connect your desktop to the router?

    -- what is the ip address of your desktop if you connected it directly to the modem? how about to the router?

    -- what about your laptop? what are the ip address if you connected it to the mpdem and to the router?

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Just wanted to clarify

* have you tried connecting desktop and laptop straight to the router? (because with your statement you only connect both computers straight to the modem and only the laptop works fine).

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Getting Started

Setting up a Wireless Infrastructure Network
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Using the Configuration Menu

Whenever you want to configure your network or the
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bellow:
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Note: if you have changed the default IP Address assigned
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-Type admin in the User
Name field
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-Click OK
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The Home>Wizard screen will appear. Please refer to the Quick Installation Guide for more information regarding the Setup Wizard.

Home > Wizard
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These buttons appear on most of the configuration screens in this section. Please click on the appropriate button at the bottom of each screen after you have made a configuration change.
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Home > Wireless
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SSID- Service Set Identifier (SSID) is the name designated for a specific wireless local area network (WLAN). The SSID’s factory default setting is default. The SSID can be easily changed to connect to an existing wireless network or to establish a new wireless network.

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WEP- Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is a wireless security protocol for Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN). WEP provides security by encrypting the data that is sent over the WLAN. Select Enabled or Disabled. Disabled is the default setting. (Note: If you enable encryption on the DI-524 make sure to also enable encryption on all the wireless clients or wireless connection will not be established.)

WEP Encryption- Select the level of encryption desired: 64-bit, or 128-bit

Key Type- Select HEX or ASCII

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Home > WAN > Dynamic IP Address
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*** Please be sure to remove any existing PPPoE client software installed on your computers.

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Static PPPoE-you have an assigned (static) IP Address.

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Primary DNS Address- Primary DNS IP address provided by our ISP

Secondary DNS Address- This option is only available for Static PPPoE. Enter the static IP Address for the PPPoE connection.

Maximum Idle Time- Enter a maximum idle time during which Internet connection is maintained during inactivity. To diable this feature, enable Autoreconnect.

MTU- Maximum Transmission Unit-1492 is the default setting-you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP.

Auto-reconnect- If enabled, the DI-524 will automatically connect to your ISP after your system is restarted or if the PPPoE connection is dropped.

Home > LAN
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LAN is short for Local Area Network. This is considered your internal network. These are the IP settings of the LAN interface for the DI-524. These settings may be referred to as Private settings. You may change the LAN IP address if needed. The LAN IP address is private to your internal network and cannot be seen on the Internet.

IP Address- The IP address of the LAN interface. The default IP address is: 192.168.0.1.

Subnet Mask- The subnet mask of the LAN interface. The default subnet mask is 255.255.255.0.

Local Domain- This field is optional. Enter in the local domain name.

Home > DHCP
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DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Control Protocol. The DI-524 has a built-in DHCP server.
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Ending
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Lease Time- The length of time for the IP lease. Enter the Lease time. The
default setting is one hour

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For the F5D5230-4, F5D6230-3

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