Posted 19 May 2010 - 01:08 PM
I did the ipconfig /release and ipconfig /flushdns yesterday and connected to both her router browser pages and the internet via ethernet w/ my thinkpad and later the internet via my wireless. Since I can access the internet via wireless and ethernet w/ my thinkpad thru her router, the problem isn't w/ the new modem + her router.
She has a CISCO 2100 cable modem and I'm 99.999% sure it doesn't have any router functions. The info & CD that came w/ the modem only had instructions for connecting to the ISP for the first time and for changing VOIP setup, so I figured she just needed to do the computer off, router off, plug modem in, wait for all the lights, plug router in, wait for all the lights, turn on computer. I was wrong.
She did the unplug router bit initially several times w/ no luck. The ISP did fix something on their end when I called for help, but it didn't fix things on her end.
We can try unplugging the router bit on her computer again today along w/ the ipconfig /release. She may have some 3rd party software causing a problem, but we haven't found any yet. Even tho she has a linksys pci wireless adapter [winxp] we didn't find any linksys adapter program like I have w/ my linksys wireless pc card [win2k], so her wireless appears to be managed by windxp's zero wireless configuration service.
I never knew home routers had both a WAN port MAC and a local NIC MAC, tho I guessed they had a wireless MAC when that function got added. Other than the wireless MAC, I thought they had the one MAC listed on the bottom of the router. I like to know as best I can what's going on so I know what numbers to put where when I have to do some manual configuring or to spot when the setting or number has been autoconfigured incorrectly.
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