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Can't connect I'm home on leave from Afghanistan and can't connect to the internet on my Buffalo Wireless router. The icon says "connected" and signal strength "excellent" but when I try to connect I get the error that says "cannot find server". I know it's probably just a setting on my laptop but I would really appreciate some help. Thanks Tyler

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  • enquiries920 Oct 04, 2008

    I connected up my wbmr G54 and ran the wizard, LAN shows connected also wireless on another computer shows connected, but am unable to connect to internet. Could it be IP address problem if so how do I resolve. As in the buffalo manual I set the LAN to automatically obtain IP address.

  • alcoy_minera Nov 03, 2008

    cant connect to the internet, the icon always says acquiring ip address

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It will be one of two things or both - either your computer is notsetup for DHCP or your router is using the same IP address as your ISPor both.

To check ISP IP address connect your computer to your modem then: from start => run => CMD (hit enter after this)
a command window opens, type "ipconfig /all" without the quotes.
The line with "IP address" gives you your ISP IP addr.
Compare this with what you get from your router manual if they are the same then do the following:

Toconfigure your computer to use a DHCP IP address, go to the Controlpanel => network connections => Properties (right click on yourdefault connection) => double click Internet protocol (From generaltab) => (a new window pops up) from the general tab ensure that"obtain an IP address automatically" is selected.

To change the IP address of your router check your manual and do the following:
IP Addr => 10.10.1.1
Sub net mask => 255.255.0.0
Default gateway => IP address from your ISP
Make sure to the router is set to act as a DHCP server.

You should be up and running.

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