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Emachine desktop Have windows xp on it and my compaq laptop. laptop works with road runner but plugged router in so both can share connection and the emachine will not connect to internet and i have done everything and then some checking configuration. Can anyone help. sometimes it says that there is an ip error but other times says connected 100 Mbps.

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I suspect your cable modem is looking for the MAC address of your compaq's NIC. if you run IPCONFIG /ALL on the Compaq (Start run, cmd <enter> then IPCONFIG /ALL <enter> , you can get the 12 digit MAC address.

In the router setup, there should be an option to CLONE MAC address, put in the MAC address of the COMPAQ. Then release and renew the IP address in the Router from the cable modem. The router should then get a valid IP address from the cableand you should be able to connect both systems to the router and surf.

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