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I am using Dell 2350 router for about two years now, without many problems -- but last week, when setting up the home network, the whole system crashed... now I cannot use the router at all. My laptop does see the signal, and indicates the signal strength but cannot log on; getting stuck on "Acquiring IP address," and then going to "Limited or no connection" message... and that is it. I have tried new setup for the router, starting with brand new XP Pro SP2 installation... I can log on net through my cable modem (so I know it works), but when going to setup of the 2350 router, it will not go through it, always coming back with message that the router couldn't be set up. I tried to reset it several times but no luck... I am slowly becoming desperate as I do need wireless and I am sure that I do overlook something...
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Re: Setup problems with DELL 2350 router
Sometimes windows messes the whole network up when using the set up wizard, you need to go to the properties of your wireless cards and check on the TCP/IP line that the radio button that says obtain ip address automaticaly is ticked.
Go into the routers properties menu and check that DHCP is enabled and so allow the router to allocate ip addresses automatically, although you may need to do this via an rj45 cable and not wireless to begin with.
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Click the start menu on your desktop and click run. Type cmd and hit enter. Now type ipconfig/all and hit enter,Note down the defualt gateway.Open internet explorer and in the address bar type the default gateway number and hit enter. Enter the username and password. In the setup page under general or basic settings you will see MTU. You can change it from here.
What you need to do with this problem is to have the router "dell wireless 2350" is to update the firmware or software of this router. You may contact Dell support to ask for the firmware or go to www.dell.com and look for the model number of your router and download the firmware of the said router.
You really don't need the setup disc to setup a router of any kind. First you need to plug the computer into the router via ethernet cable. Jack into one of the numbered ports on the back of the router. Once Vista receives an IP address, click start then type cmd and press enter (this opens a command prompt). Type ipconfig and note your default gateway. This is the IP address you will need to type in to Internet Explorer. After sucessfuly doing that it's probably going to ask you for some login credentials. Check your user manual for the user name and password. After logging in, set your router up as needed.