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Computer having trouble connecting using router


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Bucket Mouse

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Three of us have been trying to connect a computer thru a router to cable Internet all evening and we have determined that the computer is not talking to the router properly. The jack is fine (we plugged in my laptop and it worked) and the computer connects fine when we connect it DIRECTLY to the modem. However, when we attempt to connect thru the router, we get a yellow !

If this has anything to do with it, we just moved house. All the OTHER computers in the house (both Windows XP and a laptop using Windows 98) are able to connect thru the router fine. It's just this one.

The computer is running Windows XP and the router is a Netgear. We are on an RJ 45 network.

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Edited by Bucket Mouse, 12 November 2006 - 04:50 PM.

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Facedown98

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Hi. Is this a wireless router?
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Nope, this is an RJ45.
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Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Network Connections, right click on the Local Area Connection, and go to Status. Click the Support tab, and let us know what you see there for IP Address.
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Clicking on Status gets the yellow ! message which reads in part "The network did not assign a network address to the computer." Tried "Repair" and it gave the error message of "Couldn't renew IP address."
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Which port on the router (label on it) is your computer plugged in to?
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We have the computer plugged into a wall jack downstairs, which is connected to a wall jack upstairs that is connected to port #3 on our router.
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Well, if computers connected directly to ports on the router can get an IP, and this one connected through wall jacks cannot, we'd be forced to assume that there is something wrong with the wiring in between.
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We looked into that. I plugged my laptop into the wall using the same configuration and everything was OK.
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Apologies for the double post, but the problem has been solved: My father went back to a restore point before we made the move. :blink:

Thank you all for your help. :whistling:
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