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How do you set IP address

Discussion in 'Networking' started by ralph888, Nov 3, 2007.

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  1. ralph888

    ralph888 Thread Starter

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    I have a home network. I have two computers.
    One is running XP Home edition,and the other
    is Vista Home Premium. I have DSL. My router
    is Linksys. How do you make both computers
    have the same IP address? Thank You
     
  2. cssmrsmith

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    You cannot set both computers to have the same IP address unless you do it manually, then when you had done that you'd get networking errors as evcery IP address on the network needs to be unique.

    What are you trying to achieve? is it that you want both computers to connect onto your internet connection?? Please explain further.
     
  3. ralph888

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    I would like both computers to connect to my internet connection.
     
  4. cssmrsmith

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    You will need to get your Linksys manual out and check what the admin login to it is probably 192.168.1.1, log onto the router using with an ethernet cable plugged into one of its four ethernet ports directly from one of your PC's.
    From Internet Explorer type http://192.168.1.1 and the router administration page will pop up. If the password has not been changed the user name and password will both be admin, this should log you into the router where you can check to see if DHCP has been enabled. I believe on the Linksys router this is enabled by default.

    Then check on both of your PC's through the Network Connection box in control panel that they are both set to be assigned an IP address automatically. To do this right click on your connection then from the new window that pops up click on Internet Protocol(TCP/IP) and then the properties button the radio button should be checked against Obtain an IP Address automatically.

    If this is already done you should be able to connect off either PC onto the internet, setting up wirelessly is slightly different, post back if you need more help.
     
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