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need help configuring network

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#1 jaem89


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Posted 19 July 2011 - 01:20 PM

hi, i've just moved to a new apparment that gives me new internet, and i bought a router to see if i could get wire less... now i've tried to connect but it tells me i have a static ip and that i have to put in the following...ip...subnet mask...gateway...and..dns1 and dns2....i've tried to find help using google but the router tells me that the format for the gateway is incorrect the format is something like 2002:c230:0230::1(this isn't the real one, is just an example since i'm posting from work) i've tried using my xbox and going to net work setting and it showed me the info that i needed but it didn't work...i don't know what my ISP is since is the apto and i cant go to the apto office since i work mon-fri and when i get home they're close...any thoughs?

i've tried other sites but nothing...

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#2 Ryan 3000

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 01:36 PM

Welcome to BleepingComputer, jaem89. Setting up a wireless network can sometimes be rather complicated. I've programmed for a few years and I've done my small share of DIY hardware projects, including custom-building my desktop, but networking still confuses the crap out of me. There's a very steep learning curve and, since you say you live in an apartment, you may not need wireless. It will certainly save you a few bucks to return that router, and trade it for an inexpensive 'network switch', which is basically a power-strip for a network connection. You can plug a few devices into it, and they can all connect to the internet. Combine that with a few 20-foot cables and you'll save yourself a lot of headaches. I can testify that this particular network switch works very well to connect 4 devices to the internet.
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Posted 22 July 2011 - 11:47 PM

The router is asking for ipv6 addressing and your apt has ipv4 you should be able to change the settings in your router. What is the make and model of the router?
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