Posted 24 June 2006 - 04:13 AM
Some info for clarification that may help:
When a computer connects to the internet thru a router, it will then have a primary and a secondary IP address. The router does have an IP address, which is individualized for the actual router, the ISP and the user. This is the gateway (path) from the ISP to the PC. Resetting the router usually can be accomplished by either pressing a reset button or inserting a thin object into a hole on the back of the router and/or unplugging it. If a network connection is already setup on the computer in question, remove it and all others. Unplug the cable from your computer. If your ISP provided you with an installation disk or procedure, use it and follow their instructions for the order in which to plug in, connect, etc. Otherwise, while the computer is off, turn the router on and ensure the appropriate lights are on for Internet service...you must have the internet signal coming into and going out of the router before you can even think of it it getting to the computer. Then plug the cable into your computer. Boot the computer and let it detect the LAN connection. Then setup the network connection per the Network Setup wizard. Make sure you select the right option. If you are trying to connect that single computer to the Internet via that router, select "Connect to the Internet" via a LAN or Broadband connection that is always on. You may have to call the ISP to help you identify the correct proxy configuration settings.