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Help Req: Setup Laptop to use internet


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I have 3 pc's connected to my router (all wired connections), all working fine. I have a Panasonic Toughbook laptop with that I want to use on port 4 of my router.
Connected laptop to port 4 and set up internet connection through Windows XP to broadband always on. When I try to get any web sites, I keep drawing a blank, and being asked to work offline as a result of the laptop not being able to find the network connection (I think).

What I did notice in IE down in the bottom left, when I type in a web address, it displays a message detecting proxy settings. I don't use a proxy server.

In Control Panel > Network Connections, I was displaying two connections:
  • Wireless Network Connection which I disabled
  • Local Area Connection - Connected
Disabling the wireless connection made no difference.

I tried the laptop on other ports, and still not working.

I have setup laptops before to use this port, but not this one.

Appreciate any help on getting this working.

TIA
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Sorted! LAN properties, Internet Protocol TCP/IP was set to 100.100.100.47.
Changed this to get settings automatically.
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