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Kerry

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I have a Netgear WGR614v9 wireless router which I have connected to my cable modem via ethernet cable. I really don't want to go through the router anymore, so I tried plugging my modem straight in through my PC. I did this before I ever got the router and it worked fine. Now I get the "limited connectivity" message in my tray when I do it and cannot access any web page. When I right click on the connection in my network connections and hit repair it always tries to renew my IP, and then fails.

Is there something else I have to do to be able to run straight from my modem to my PC after getting rid of the router? any help would be great.

Thanks in advance.

Edited by Kerry, 06 December 2008 - 02:03 PM.

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I have a Netgear WGR614v9 wireless router which I have connected to my cable modem via ethernet cable. I really don't want to go through the router anymore, so I tried plugging my modem straight in through my PC. I did this before I ever got the router and it worked fine. Now I get the "limited connectivity" message in my tray when I do it and cannot access any web page. When I right click on the connection in my network connections and hit repair it always tries to renew my IP, and then fails.

Is there something else I have to do to be able to run straight from my modem to my PC after getting rid of the router? any help would be great.

Thanks in advance.


I DO NOT advise you eliminate the router as it removes a VERY important degree of security. When your computer is behind a router a hacker does not have direct access to your computer. This is a BIG help in the modern era of malware. Yeah they can get access through malware, but with out a router in place they can much more easily just gain direct access. My personal advice is don't do it, unless there is a problem with your current router. If so get a new one is my advice.

That being said, if you insist to, you may need to call your cable company. Most cable modems use what is called your MAC address to decide if you are a valid customer and to give you an IP. The cable company may have your routers mac address and needs the one for your computer.
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