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My WRT54G wireless router does not connect to our laptops. The (4) wired ports work fine. What am I doing wrong?

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Configuring a wired computer to get an IP address automatically will enable it to get an IP address from a DHCP server. Instead of manually entering the IP settings which will consume much time, performing this procedure will ensure that the computer will get the correct TCP/IP settings.
Configuring a computer to get an IP address automatically is useful when:

  • Connecting a computer to a network with a DHCP server. Ensuring that the computer is getting the correct TCP/IP settings.
To configure a computer to automatically get an IP address, you have to check the TCP/IP properties of the Ethernet Adapter installed on the computer. Follow the steps below for instructions.
NOTE: Make sure the wired computer is properly connected to a network with a DHCP server.
Checking if the Computer is Set to DHCP
NOTE: The instructions provided below only apply to Windows 98, ME, XP and Mac operating systems. If you are using Windows Vista, click here for instructions. For Windows 7 users, click here for instructions.

Windows 2000/XP
Windows 98/ME
Mac OS

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