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sean
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 11:37 am    Post subject: Router question  Reply with quote    

What settings do I need to change on Mandy's laptop (running Windows XP) to get it to use the router? The router is up and running. The laptop has an ethernet connection and the router knows it's there.
The router is a Netgear DG834, if that makes any odds.

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Do you know the IP address of the router?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Maybe....

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Maybe....

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If you know the IP address you just need to put it into the correct location (gateway?) on your Network/TCPIP/Properties tab.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Got the Ip address, where's the tab?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Which version of Windows?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

XP

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'll track down an XP machine...

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

This is making me so happy that I don't have to use Windows any more.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Control Panel>Network & Internet Connections>Network Connections>LAN or High Speed Internet Connections>Right Click>Properties>Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)>Default Gateway

I think default gateway is where you need to put the address of the router

sean
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks. I'm going to let Mandy do it. Life's too short.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

When I got my XP PC I just connected it to the router as if I was connecting to a network and it all worked.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

May well be as easy as that, have you tried it Sean?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 05 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've given up now. It doesn't seem to like me changing settings anyway. I probably don't have admin status on it.

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