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I have 2 computers connected via a d-link.Both pc's recently been re-formatted,so nothing wrong with the pc's.this pc I am on is able to access the internet,however the other one is not.We don't know anything much about networking or the d-link.The pc's are connected via ethernet cable and standard adsl thomspson speedtouch 536 modem.Bigpond doesn't support the d-link but tells me I may have to configure some of the setting s on my other pc is this true and how???...Heidi..

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If you have formated the computer have you installed the network drivers on the other computer? (right click my computer->manage>devicemanager) look får questions marks. if none click start>run>write "cmd" and write "ipconfig" put the output here.

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! WARNING ! ALL SUGGESTIONS LISTED IN THIS
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