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Media State Disconnected Ip Problem


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#1 namagodai

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 04:47 AM

I'm trying to connect two computers to the internet. I'm using a Motorola SB4101 modem and a D-Link DI-514 router. When I input the ip address that the router manual tells me to do, it won't work. I called D-Link and they TRIED to guide me through the setup process, but they said that there's something wrong with my TCP/IP thingy. Sorry if I'm not explaining this correctly or using the correct words. I'm new at this router stuff. But I did plug the ethernet cables correctly. I'm just having problems seting up the router. Can someone help me with this media state disconnected IP problem?

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 09:58 AM

Are you trying to input your IP yourself? Why? If you have DHCP it should configure it for you.
If you are trying to plug in your IP address you will also need a set of DNS and the subnet mask plugged in.
The easy way and the typical way is to install each computer via the ...
Start>All Programs>Accessiories>Communication>Netwwork Setup Wizard. Just follow the instructions.
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Posted 27 December 2005 - 01:13 PM

I tried the wizard already. But I still couldnt hook both computers up to the internet.

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 07:18 PM

What IP did D-Link say was on the LAN side of the router? It should say in the manual.
It should be something like 192.168.1.1 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 for example.

Set the IP on the network port of one of your computers to (in the above case) 192.168.1.99 with the same subnet mask as above. Leave everything else at default settings.

Make sure that computer is connected to a LAN port on the router using a patch cable (not a cross-over cable).

Open a command window - Start>Run and type cmd.

At the prompt type ping 192.168.1.1 (or the appropriate address in your case)

If you get "timed out" errors then double check the address of the router.
If you get responses with times like "3ms" in them then close that window, open your browser window and type the address you used in the Address bar.

A webpage should open, in your browser window, which lets you configure settings in the router.
Is this what you are looking for?

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 11:19 AM

Are you manully putting in your IP address in the network setting on your computer?
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