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Master Geek


Topic # 65569 3-Aug-2010 18:48
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Hi
I was using my PC and Laptop (via wireless router) this afternoon then wanted to turn the router off and connected the PC normally. When we did this and keyed in the IP address etc nothing worked. I rung Telstra and checked my IP addy settings and it was all correct. So I thought I would try and plug modem straight into Laptop and it works.
I tried to ping my DNS Servers on the main pc and it did not respond. Anyone know how I can get it a,ll working again with router. So far it seems that the PC is not allowing full connection.
Thanks
 

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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 363949 5-Aug-2010 22:20
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Hi
I was using my PC and Laptop (via wireless router) this afternoon then wanted to turn the router off and connected the PC normally. When we did this and keyed in the IP address etc nothing worked. I rung Telstra and checked my IP addy settings and it was all correct. So I thought I would try and plug modem straight into Laptop and it works.
I tried to ping my DNS Servers on the main pc and it did not respond. Anyone know how I can get it a,ll working again with router. So far it seems that the PC is not allowing full connection.



The wording of your post is a little confusing. I think thats why youv got no replies

1 what do you mean connect to my PC normally? do you mean via ethernet cable? i asume you are
   
2 are you on telstra cable or ADSL?
        if via cable you would have a surf board modem i will refer to this as the surf board.

my understanding of your setup if you are on cable is as follows

surfboard to wireless router to computers (via ethernet cable or wireless)

this is how the surfboard works from my understanding

if you plug the computer in directly to the surfboard via ethernet cable you need to set a static ip in the computer/laptops ethernet adapter

If you plug a wirleless router into the surfboard, you set these static ips into the wireless router, from what you have said this has already been done.

now hopfully you followed that because it gives you a background understanding from what i will explain.

all you need to do is plug the ethernet cable from the surfboard to the wireless router. the cable should plug into a port on the router that says somthing like internet or WAN (you should already know this because youv had it running wirless already)

now plug a ethernet cable from one of the ethernet ports on the back of the wireless router (normally marked 1, 2, 3, or 4 to the computer you are trying to hook up.

now set the network adapter on the pc you are trying to connect to automatic IP and auto DNS

you may need to repair the connection or restart the computer

this should get you going.


situation 2 if you want to connect without the wirless router

run a ethernet cable directly from surfboard to the pc. set the static IP given to you  by telstra on the pc and static dns. and your done. again you may need to restart computer

if you are on regular ADSL post back andi will talk you through setting that up..

anyquestions post back let me know how you go

note: often dns servers wont respond to a ping. you are better to ping a website. eg www.google.co.nz

it will tell you if the dns is resolved or not. If it resolves the dns you know the dns server is working.




Hu? did i do that?
16Mb (EDO RAM), K6-II processor, 2Mb of onboard graphics. 32k dial up modem. 12 speed CD ROM. 5¼-inch floppy drive. 500Mb HDD.

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