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Connecting to Internet Not Using a Router

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Mo555, Feb 17, 2007.

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  1. Mo555

    Mo555 Thread Starter

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    Hey, I'm sure this may seem like a stupid question, but I am really at a loss as to how I hook up just 1 computer to the internet.

    For a while now my house has had 3 computers hooked up to a router, the internet works fine, but I am having issues with a computer game right now and I wanted to see if the router was the problem.

    So I attempted to connect just one computer to the internet, here is what I did:
    1) Unplugged the wire running from my computer into the router
    2) Unplugged the wire running from my Belkin F5D5230-4 router to the "LAN" pluggin on my "3Com HomeConnect" ADSL Modem Ethernet.
    3) Took the wire running from my computer and plugged it into the pluggin that labeled "LAN" on the ADSL Modem Ethernet (the same pluggin that the router was previously plugged into).

    I thought that this would be the correct way of hooking up just my computer to the internet, but that didn't work. I had a box pop up on the lower right had side of my screen saying that I was not connected to the internet. I tried opening internet explorer and going to different sites but it said that this page cannot be displayed.

    I must be doing somthing wrong here but I can't figure out what, my computer seems to not recognize that it is hooked up to the ADSL Modem.

    P.S. I have tried to hook up not only my computer but another one in the house, and the same thing happened so I dont think it's a problem with my computer, it must be a problem with the way I hooked it up.
     
  2. daddyhominum

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    Your computer connection was pointed at the router; now you need to point it at the isp.

    Try running the network connection wizard in control panel, network connections (for XP)
     
  3. JohnWill

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    Did you power cycle the modem when you changed the attached device? That's a mandatory step.
     
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