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Topic # 12448 18-Mar-2007 11:58
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Hi there people. I've spent ages trying to configure a Dlink DI-704p ethernet broadband router with print server, on a windows xp system.

Basically each time I follow the instructions in the manual, the router just doesn't seem to be able to obtain an internet connection (and I'm assuming here that it should be able to do this without the help of the computer). The manual says once you cable up the router wan port to the modem and then cable the computer to the router, then you should be getting a solid light on the router that indicates it has established an internet connection. I never get this. Instead, the m1 and m2 leds just flash twice quickly,  then hold a third time  for about 2 secs. 

The manual says to open a web browser, type http://192.168.0.1 then enter, and a setup wizard should appear. I never get this, just get the standard screen from browser that "THE PAGE CANNOT BE DISPLAYED" - the kind you get if you try to access the internet with the modem powered off. Same thing happens when I try to connect my mac computer.

Don't know if this is relevent, but I pinged the router (from command prompt typed ping 192.168.0.1) and all i got was "request timed out". Should I have got anything back if this thing was running properly?

I checked my network places>PROPERTIES and the only icons showing are 'local area connection' and '1394 connection'. If i disconnect the router then the local area connection icon shows a "network cable unplugged" message.

If i double click on the  local area connection icon, this shows that I am recieving packets of data - although i don't know if this is relevent, and might just be the internal ethernet card. I would have thought that if all was running correct, then the router internet light should indicate a connection even if I didn't have any pc plugged in. Is this correct?

I thought it might be a problem with the router, so I went and got a new one from Dick Smith - slightly newer model - but still no joy, basically the same thing happentned.

So not sure if there is something I need to do to my settings at Telstraclear, or something to the computer network settings, or whether Dlink modems incompatable with telstraclear, or whether I just struck 2 bad modem

Tried resetting both modems to factoury settings, but even this didn't yeild the results that the manual says it should. For instance, manual says to turn unit off, push reset button while turning unit on, wait for 5 seconds then release reset button. but all that happens is that the m1 and m2 buttons on the router start flashing rapidly, and they never stop.

ARRRG!!!I'd have thought that if this unit was working, then I should see an icon for it when i go to 'network connections' - would I be correct in assuming this? ALL I see is the two icons mentioned above: local area connection' and '1394 connection'.Any pointers from anyone? 



[Moderator edit (MF): it was all in one single sentence. Really hard to understand - help us help you by writing easy to read paragraphs!]



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Reply # 64156 18-Mar-2007 12:21
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Welcome to Geekzone. I had to edit your post because it was really hard to read with all in a single paragraph.

Let's see... First open CMD prompt on your PC and enter IPCONFIG /A. Take note of your IP address, gateway and DNS. IS this the address TelstraClear gave you? If yes, then you have to configure this into the router as its WAN address.

Change the PC network to obtain addres automatically and reboot. Now you should run IPCONFIG /A again and see what's the gateway. That's likely to be your router.

Next you have to access the router through that address and configure it. You have to enter the IP Address for your cable connection as the WAN address for this router.








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  Reply # 64160 18-Mar-2007 13:03
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hi there  Maricio. Sorry about the single paragraph - not sure what happenned there. Let me know if it happens with this post.Apologies in advance for the below. I'm an absolute beginner at most of this stuff, and am more used to my mac network stuff - just dipping my toes into pc's and xp for the first time.I typed ipconfig /a but got ERROR: UNRECOGNISED OR INCOMPLETE COMMAND LINE. So I typed ipconfig /all and got a whole heap of stuff to do with Realtek RTL8139 Family PC Fast Ethernet NIC -is this what i need?  Anyway, here's what i got:Physical Address: 00-16-e6-14-fd-a2dhcp enabled: noip address: 203.97.216.78subnet mask: 255.255.255.0default gateway: 203.97.216.1dns servers: 203.97.33.14 and 203.97.37.14I'm not quite sure what you mean by "IS this the address TelstraClear gave you?" I can certainly access the internet via their cable with these settings - does that qualify as a yes?When you say "Change the PC network to obtain addres automatically" I presume this means I need to go to the Network Connections page and make some changes. I know where this stuff is on my mac, but the PC has me bamboozled. All I can see that looks promising on that page is 2 icons: local area connection' and '1394 connection'. Double clicking on 'local area connection' and then selecting 'properties' and then 'internet protocol (TCP/IP) gives me the option to "obtain IP address automatically" - is this what you mean? Currently this option is not checked. I haven't changed it yet - wanted to hear from you whether this is what i should change.Doing the same for the '1394 connection' icon shows that "obtain IP address automatically" is already checked.So am I making suggested changes in the right place?Cheers, and apologies once again for my current ignorance. Ah well...gotta start somewhere.



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  Reply # 64161 18-Mar-2007 13:04
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Damn - using Mac and Safari browser is obviously taking all the returns out . Will swap to PC right away.

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Reply # 64163 18-Mar-2007 13:08
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The configuration on your PC is the series of IP address, gateway and DNS you need to access TCL. This is your modem's IP address. You have to coinfigure this into your router, which will be the entrance to your network - therefore it must have this information in it.

Follow my first reply - take note of these addresses, change the configuration to obtain IP address automatically, and then you will have to check IPCONFIG /ALL (yes, sorry) to find what's the router's address.

From there access your router and enter the IP addresses you found before in its WAN configuration.







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  Reply # 64165 18-Mar-2007 13:41
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Hi again. Did as suggested, and after rebooting and ipconfig /all command i got something different from last time. This time there is a field "autoconfiguration ip address: 169.254.18.152. But when I type this into my browser (which is what i think I have to do), I'm still getting "the page cannot be displayed". Any further thoughts? About the only thing I can think of is that both these dlink routers are caput, and i need to try a whole different brand! Thanks for your help so far. Regards



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  Reply # 64250 19-Mar-2007 08:52
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Well, I tried a linksys router and it worked beautifully. Easy setup instructions, toll free help line (which I used due to a small problem with my Mac), and a great looking unit. Wish I had bought one of these instead of the cruddy dlink in the first place. Thanks freitasm for trying to sort the dlink out.

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Reply # 64254 19-Mar-2007 09:49
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I am glad it worked with the other brand. I actually wouldn't ever touch a D-Link product... I had three bad experiences with them and never again.






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  Reply # 64277 19-Mar-2007 11:43
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Given DLink router IP address is 192.168.0.1 by default, change the computer to 192.168.0.2, subnet mask 255.255.255.0, gateway 192.168.0.1 and try again, this time not relying on the router's DHCP server (given it may be turned off) to assign an IP address.




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