We have a home network. Currently, we have two computers connected to a wireless D-link router, a Dell Dimension, E521, running XP and a Gateway 556GE running XP. We also have a Dell wireless laptop. All of these computers can connect to our DSL internet just fine through the D-link WBR 1310, version B. I purchased a third desktop, a Dell Inspiron 530 running Vista. All of the computers can access the internet just fine, except the new Dell Inspiron 530. It will not access the internet no matter what I do. I bypassed the router and connected the new Dell straight into the modem and I could get on the internet great. But by doing this all my other computers could not access the internet. This tells me that my router may have to be set differently for my new Dell. What should those settings be and how do I do this. Thanks for your help.
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Open internet explorer, go to tools, internet options, then the connections tab and make sure ' never dial a connection' is ticked, assuming you had a dial up connection before using the router on this pc or if you briefly used it.
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Maybe the anti-virus software blocks the driver installation.
Please disable the self-defense function and exit it. Then try to install the driver again.
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A wireless card or device for the computer and a wireless router. You maybe able to connect, and most likely will, a second router to the cable modem to take your signal wireless. The computer will need a card or USB device connected to it so it can use the WiFi network your going to create. Once you have the device and router in place follow the Setup directions for creating a home network in Windows. There is actually a wizard in the network center to assist you with this in windows.
For that you need to change wireless channel type in your router. You need to configure your router. For that Connect your router to computer with ethernet cable then you can access it with following default link. http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1 If you are not able to access it with above ip then check your computers ip address gateway ip is your router ip try with it. Then it ask for user name and password. Type user as "admin" and password as "admin" or "password" or blank. Then you can see configuration page of router.
Click on wireless settings Then change channel type to 3 or 6 or 11 then save settings and restart router then check in your computer If still same issue then reinstalling the wireless driver then check.. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.
Pay attention to part about 802.11n compatibility? Perhaps try changing the IEEE standard on the router to 802.11g in the set up pages, as it may be set at 802.11n, which your older wireless card will not see.
As to the acquiring ip address message, try using a static ip address, here's a good guide:-
contact Comcast and have them reset your IP address. also have them ping your modem after they reset IP. Also, see Linksys website for LELA (easylink advisor) to add devices to network. Uses a good bit of memory so don't allow to run automatically at start up.
How far are you running the CAT5 cables from house to house? CAT5e only has a solid range of about 150ft, and anything near 100ft is pushing it. You may also need to use CROSSOVER cables when plugging routers into other routers.
Also, who has the actual internet connection? I'm assuming House 2 does. One big problem is a router is your Gateway address. And, if house 2 is the only one with a valid Internet connection (via DSL or Cable, etc), then the router in house 2 is the only "true gateway". And, all 3 houses need to be in the same physical network (i.e. 192.168.1.0 range or whatever), and all computers should have the same Gateway address...which would be the IP address of the router in House 2.
What you really need in this situation is 1 router and 2 switches. Put the router in House 2 and put switches in House 1 and 3. That would be the best way to handle this problem. It would also end your connectivity problems.
Dell Part # DN804 is PCI-e ATI Theater 650 Pro Combo Analog/Digital TV Tuner and it is compatible with Dell Dimension E521.
The ATI Theater 650 Pro PCI-e card is available in two form factors - Low Profile or Full Height. Dimension E521 is compatible with Full Height cards only. It is important that you ensure the you receive a full height card.