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We have a US robotics wireless router, my Dell laptop has a wireless card, but now we have to make do with the router plugged into the back of the laptop.

this is because the network card in the PC does not recognise the router, not giving out an IP address; in the status of the network cards packets are SENT but NONE received.

We thought it had something to do with the network card and so purchased another one, but the new one does exactly the same.

How could i configure the router or what can i do so the router gives the PC an IP address and packets are received.

My laptop doesn't have a problem communicating with the router, but its my laptop wired up to the router i want to have my wireless connectivty.

PLease help, anyone!!!!

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i just read an interesting theory about mac addresses in another thread.

i have no clue what to do, but i thought i'd share that

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Ok what router exactly do you have?

If you know the type then look up what the router's default ip adress is:
Put your laptop manually in that same range and with a cable you would be able to configure it. If the routers ip adress would be Then put that adress in a browser on your laptop as in : (make sure you are in that range) i know that some us robotic wireless routers have this default adress: that means that your pc should go in that range first (192.168.12.*) to configure it with a cable.

Try giving your pc this adress:


and go in your browser and type this: (while connected with the cable, make sure the connection light is on)

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