What am I doing wrong???

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Dreamspinner3, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. Hello! I dumped the Siemens SpeedStream router and bought a brand new
    D-Link Air Plus G wireless router instead. I hooked it up to my PC,
    which is running Windows XP, followed the instructions to the letter,
    and with it hooked up, I CAN'T CONNECT to the Internet from my main PC
    which is hardwired to the router!

    There are five lights on my Toshiba cable modem: power, cable, PC,
    data, and test. With the D-Link router hooked up to my PC, the PC
    light blinks on the cable modem which means it can't communicate with
    my PC. Without the D-Link router hooked between the PC and the cable
    modem, I can get on the Internet just fine.

    I could go through the Siemens router just fine but it didn't seem to
    communicate with the wireless card installed in my PC upstairs. I
    don't understand what I'm doing wrong.


    Dreamspinner3, Jun 11, 2004
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  2. Dreamspinner3

    Ron Bandes Guest

    So with the PC hooked directly to the cable modem, it works. And with the
    Siemens router it works. Check the configuration of those two. Is the PC
    set to "obtain an IP address automatically" and the router something similar
    like "dynamic IP"? Now check the D-Link: is it the same?

    Some cable providers require authentication to connect. Does it look like
    the PC or Siemens router are configured to provide a username and password?
    If so, you'll need to configure the D-Link similarly.

    Ron Bandes, CCNP, CTT+, etc.
    Ron Bandes, Jun 11, 2004
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  3. Dreamspinner3

    John Guest

    John, Jun 11, 2004
  4. Dreamspinner3

    Coz Guest

    it sounds like your hardware mac address is registered with your isp.
    Usually they give you two ip addresses and you probably have one hooked to
    your pc mac address and one to your router mac address (your siemens).

    Look in your dlink for somewhere to manually enter a mac address and try
    entering the mac address from your pc...see if it then works...

    in windows xp , go to command prompt and type: ipconfig /all

    and get the mac address (Called Physical Address) and will be
    xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx format.
    Coz, Jun 12, 2004
  5. Dreamspinner3

    John Guest

    The DI-624 router requires the MAC address of the modem to be able to
    communicate with it.

    For users using an ADSL modem connected to the WAN port, they must configure
    the modem through the router which will give the MAC address of the router
    to the modem, or alternatively, as for cable modems, Clone the MAC address
    of the modem in the routers configuration panel.

    Easy when you know how & why !!

    John, Jun 12, 2004
  6. Dreamspinner3

    Ron Bandes Guest

    Ron Bandes, Jun 13, 2004
  7. Dreamspinner3

    Ron Bandes Guest

    John, I should have thought of that. You're on the right track. But it may
    not be necessary to clone the PC's MAC address. Some cable modems simply
    need to be shut off for a minute or so to forget the MAC address of the
    directly connected PC, so that it can learn a new MAC address for the router
    (my 3com works this way). Also, with some cable companies (e.g., RCN) it is
    necessary to call the ISP and tell them that you're changing devices
    connected to the cable modem and give them the new MAC address.

    Ron Bandes, CCNP, CTT+, etc.

    Ron Bandes, Jun 13, 2004
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