Here is the situation... i recently bought a new laptop and right now its connected to a cable modem.. but i have another laptop and i was hoping that if i plug all the wires correctly into the cnet router that i would able to use two laptop to get online but for some reason, one works and the other doesnt, is there any way you can help me with this situation, cause i would like to have two computers on the internet at the same time.... thank you!
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Check with your routers settings that automatic DHCP is enabled, as this will allocate each laptop an individual IP Address.
Also go to network connections in control panel and right click on your network card (not the wireless card, if you have inbuilt wireless), and make sure they are set on both laptops to 'automatically assign IP Address'.
Also ensure that your wireless network cards are dissabled if you have them; as this can confuse laptops as to which network you wish to connect to, even if your router isn't wireless, it will be looking for a connection.
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hey im having almost same problem, i got a motorola s8vs SURFboard cable modem with a battery in it and my ethernet ccord runs from my modem to my xbox but yet my xbox cant read my ip adress, why is this.. do you know?
Cable modems and routers must be turned on in a specific way.
First, unplug both the router and modem. Next, plug the ethernet cable from the modem, into the cable router, and unplug the cable from the modem to the computer.
Next, turn on the modem, and wait for all of the lights to stay static (usually there's 4 lights, the main one we're interested in, is the status light).
Next, plug in and turn on your router.
You should now be able to access the router and configure it for your internet connection.
If your talking about a internal modem on your pc follow this: Right click My computer>properties>hardware>device manager>check now if you can see anything about a modem that is not installed properly, if that's the case you just need to reinstall the driver for it.