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Internet problem, wireless works, wired doesn't?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Athkore, Mar 4, 2011.

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  1. Athkore

    Athkore Thread Starter

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    H'Okay, So I'm trying to hook up the internet to two computers.
    One computer(windows vista) is wired straight to a router.(This one-->http://www.sigelectronics.com/core/media/media.nl?id=18358&c=666363&h=4a8711b8216d4c4aea31 )
    The other(Windows XP) is hooked up to one of those stick-internet-recievy-thingies. (This thing: http://www.yinfor.com/blog/archives/images/dlink-wua-1340-wifi.jpg )

    So, the one with the stick thing works all nice and dandy, but the one that's hooked to the router won't work. A pop-up thing comes up and says that both computers have the same IP. But, I thought that was supposed to be how it worked with a router?

    So... I have no idea what to do about this. : S
    Help?
     
  2. TerryNet

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    All devices on a network must have a unique IP address. If you have assigned one or both a static IP address then change it/them. If both are using dynamic addressing then shut them both down and unplug the router. Then plug in the router followed by booting the computers.
     
  3. Athkore

    Athkore Thread Starter

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    What's a "Static" Ip?
    How do I change IP addresses?
     
  4. TerryNet

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    Most router user guides tell how to set dynamic addressing on various operating systems. Assigning an address (static IP) is done in the same place. If you don't know what you have show the following for both machines.

    Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
    (For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

    Type the following command:

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    [Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
     
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