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Old 09-19-2009, 05:53 PM   #1
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ive just reinstalled my pc and laptop using xp pro
i run through a belkin mimo router which works fine with my other pcs. since the reinstall tho i cant connect to the internet on either the laptop or pc (but can on the other systems)
when i check the ip address of both pc and laptop it says 169.177........ instaed of 192.168.......... and i cant seem to shift it
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Old 09-19-2009, 11:59 PM   #2
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Have you tried setting a static IP for your computers? I'm assuming that you installed the correct LAN hardware drivers after installing WinXP.
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Old 09-20-2009, 05:52 AM   #3
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drivers are fine (motherboard disc on pc and dell disc with laptop) and i use driver agent as well

not tried static ip as i dont know the ip address
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:10 AM   #4
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You don't need to know the IP address to set one correctly. The usual setting would be something like 192.168.1.1 for your router / dns settings, 255.255.255.0 for your subnet and 192.168.1.x for your PC.

Failing that you could try 192.168.2.1 - not sure about nowadays but that tended to be what a lot of the belkin routers used to use by default.
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:51 AM   #5
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put in static ip and subnet is 255.255.255.0
dns 212.212.212.212
laptop connects to router strength is excellent it says but if i try the internet all i get is page cannot be displayed
and i cant access the router from the laptop
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Are you trying wireless or wired? If you are trying wireless, change to using wired and see if that helps.
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update
think wireless port on router gone as someone near me has a belkin unsecured router and i can connect to it but not mine
when im connected to the unsecured router alls well
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Do you have security on yours? If so remove it and try to connect again.
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tried that first and still no joy. reset router and set up again and still same
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Are you using WEP? or any other encrytion software? have you checked the keys you use, have a look also to see if you are behind a firewall that is blocking your router, also try using an ethernet cable from your router to your pc or laptop(LAN) to see if you get a connection that way. it sounds to me like an encryption problem
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