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dhelms10
Alright, i have a D-Link DIR-615 router and is currently a device on my laptop. Now I want to connect the router to my main computer which the cable modem is connected too. Someone please tell me how I can possibly do this? Oh, and I misplaced the set up cd for the router.
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    Deadly Ernest

    all I did was enter D-Link dir 615 and I got dozens of hits, the first two being the official D-link website with the manual you can download as pdf file and it tells you how to do it.

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    dhelms10

    bloody ****, don't you think I tried a search engine, before i brought it here?! I don't need a manual, I just need to know how to remove the device off of my laptop and have the router on my main computer.

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    Deadly Ernest

    And that answer is in the manual. Plug the cable modem into the port marked Internet and then plug your computer and laptop into the LAN Ethernet ports, configure the NICS in all three to talk to each other as per the modem, and configure the router and modem to talk to each other as per the manual. In most cases just set the router and NICs up to use DHCP will do it. - - It's all there in the manual.

    Shoot, I just did the same thing with a Netgear router exactly like this two weeks ago, and I just followed the manual.

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    dhelms10

    So what happens if it says it will not work on this emulator? Because I literally want to throw this fucking router across the room lol. So I'm guess I will have to go to the routers Ip address and go from there?

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    Deadly Ernest

    The normal process is to connect the cable modem up to the router and have the router talk to the modem and the Internet, then the other computers set up behind that like any normal router or switch set up - a straight hardware connection that requires simple and basic NIC settings.

    If you want to keep the cable modem connected to the main PC and set the router up behind that, then you basically set the main PC up to either bridge the Internet connect, share the Internet connection with software (varies with the OS) or set it up to act as a server / router to the other PC. In this case you need to create a software linkage across your main PC between the router and the cable modem, not simple and not recommended.

    I also note you said emulator, if you have some software tunning in emulation mode you may need to set up the hardware info in both the main OS and the emulated OS - depending upon what you're using for the emulation.

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    Deadly Ernest

    About tossing the router, I can emphasis with that. I spent many hows fighting with getting the Internet working on the wireless router I set up a couple of weeks back. In the end the problem turned out to be a default Windows setting in Win 7 security policies to turn off the wireless NIC if it isn't used for 15 minutes and the old lady whose system it was usually took up to half an hour to type an email reply. Change the policy setting to NEVER and all worked well and has kept going since.

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    88Fan

    http://www.dlink .com/us/en/support/product/dir-615-wireless-n-300-router

    Just remove the space after dlink before the dot com. Manual, firmware, and other downloads are available. Just select your version in the dropdown list to populate the correct information.

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    dhelms10

    Dude you guys are killing me. I have already did all this. I just need some steps on how to switch it over to my main computer. I cannot find it anywhere.

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    88Fan

    If you read the manual it tells you exactly step by step how to setup your router as a router, a bridge, or as a repeater.

    Manuals are created for a reason, you simply look lazy by posting here expecting us to save you the time (took me less than 10 seconds to scan the table of contents and learn that page 6 is the start of useful information for you).

    I do note that you are mentioning an emulator later, not in your original post. Not enough info on that for anyone to even begin to help you.

    Basic steps on router...
    shutdown computers
    unplug cable modem
    unplug router
    connect all your network cables
    power on modem and let it fully train to cable network
    power on router and let it train up to cable modem
    power on a wired computer and program router per manual

    Pretty simple.

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    dhelms10

    Hey guy I ALREADY DID THAT!

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    dhelms10

    I do not see how this right here,

    "Basic steps on router...
    shutdown computers
    unplug cable modem
    unplug router
    connect all your network cables
    power on modem and let it fully train to cable network
    power on router and let it train up to cable modem
    power on a wired computer and program router per manual"

    removes the device off my laptop and actually works as a router on my main computer. come on man

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    ahadenfeldt

    What troubleshooting have you done? It's difficult for me to be specific based on the details you've provided so far. What cable provider/ISP? Does your main computer get a public or private (NAT) IP address when it's online? Depending on your provider you may only be authorized to connect from that one computer/MAC address, which means you'll need to transfer that to the DLink.

    With due respect to the TR community (and I include myself) you might get better answers from a site like broadbandreports.com. Someone there has almost certainly encountered the same scenario, but you'll need to provide specifics on your provider/modem/IP configuration.

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    dhelms10

    Okay. I unplug the Ethernet cable from the modem (main cpu) and connect it to port 1 on LAN (dlink router). I try to let the modem talk to the router, but I have a connection but cannot get onto the internet. My old SSID is there and everything, but I know it has to do something with the IP address since it was on my laptop before.


    And I am using time warner cable as my internet.

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    ahadenfeldt

    Ok, I'll admit I didn't follow your "emulator" comment either. What I would suggest based on a quick read of the DLink manual: Ignore the wireless/laptop part for a moment and get the cable connection working.

    First, plug your main cpu into LAN port 1 (don't connect the cable modem yet) and use your browser to open 192.168.0.1. (per Section 3 this is the default router address unless you changed it; likewise the default username/password are there too). Set the connection type to DHCP (use the Internet Connection wizard) and be sure to click the "Clone ... MAC" button when it displays. You may have to reboot the router after that. Then, connect the Internet port to the cable modem and wait a moment (say, 15 seconds).

    Now check your work: The DLink status page (Section 3 says to click Status->Device Info, under the WAN section) should show an IP address; if it says 0.0.0.0 then something's still not right. You may need to contact TWC and/or DLink to help you double-check settings.

    Once the hard-wired PC connection is working you can focus on adding the wireless laptop--from your earlier statements it may just work anyway.

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    4746.dk

    Thought this was a technical forum.
    Try to get help from a local IT Supporter - or go to school to get a little understanding of these issues.

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    donnasander

    It IS a technical forum but like it's been said, you didn't give enough info. What EMULATOR??? You first need to connect cable modem to outside internet. Then plug a computer (any one) into Lan port on modem, open a browser, type 192.168.1.1 in the address bar, log in, and get the settings. (SSID, WEP/WPA/WPA2 code...etc) if they are on default, set your own passwords. And write them down.

    After that, unplug the computer from the modem, and plug the router into the modem and a pc (same pc would be best) into router. Log in to the ROUTER this time using same address 192.168.1.1 and whatever the default passwords are (usually they are user - admin and password-admin) and configure the router. You have to give the router the ssid info of the modem, and after you configure the router, you have to set up that information in your computer so your computer can connect (look it up in google depending on what operating system you have ....again, you gave NO information!)

    After that, if you did it right, AND you don't have any hardware or cable issues, you should be able to connect to the internet. If you don't have enough technical information to figure this out, call a technician, it's above your comprehension level.

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    Charles Bundy

    When you unplug your PC from the ISP modem, plug the Internet modem into the port labeled INTERNET on the DLink 615. Ports 1-4 are the switch you would plug your PC, Laptop, XBOX into. Plug the PC into Port 1.

    Power everything down. Power up the Internet modem. Wait 30 seconds. Power up the Dlink 615. Wait 30 seconds. Power up your PC. Goto a command prompt and type ipconfig /all. You should be able to use a web browser to connect to the IP listed as your gateway (Gateway is the DLINK615). RTFM for wireless setup or plug laptop into Port 2 on DLINK 615.

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    jqbecker

    dhelms:

    Some extra for you: if Charles Bundy's solution from above does not work, add this to the steps above:

    1. Find the MAC address of your laptop, since that was direct-connect to router originally.
    You can find the MAC address of your laptop by going to DOS command prompt, and enter ipconfig, hit [Enter]. It will be called "Physical Address:.... and look like 12-e3-f4-9a-75-0c
    Make sure you get the wired adapter MAC, not the Wireless adapter MAC, Copy it down on paper.

    2. Using browser, login to DIR-615 with default IP address 192.168.0.1

    3. Set "My Internet Connection is" to "Dynamic IP"

    4. Scroll down to the "Dynamic Connection Type " section

    5. Enter the MAC (Physical) address, substitute colon ':' for the dashes between numbers
    example: 12-e3-f4-9a-75-0c becomes 12:e3:f4:9a:75:0c

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    r_widell

    I also have NO IDEA what you are emulating nor where the emulation is being done.

    However, I believe that jqbecker is on the right track with the instructions for cloning the MAC address.

    While there are still a few ISPs that lock you into connecting to their network from a single MAC address for eternity, most have figured out that this is not realistic. But they will only allow a single MAC address to connect during the DHCP lease period. Unfortunately it may take days for the lease to expire. The easiest way around this is to release the connection from the machine that currently holds the lease (i.e. cancel the lease).

    From the computer connected to the modem that currently has an internet connection:
    1) Open the command prompt (Start->(all)programs->accessories->Command Prompt
    2 ) type "ipconfig /release" (without the quotes), press Enter
    3) shutdown the computer and disconnect the ethernet cable from the back of that computer.
    4) Plug the cable you disconnected from the computer into the internet connector on the back of the POWERED DOWN router.
    5) Power up the router,
    6) connect an ethernet cable from one of the LAN ports on the router to your computer and power up you computer.

    You should now be able to connect to the internet through your router.

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    88Fan

    http://www.dlink .com/us/en/support/product/dir-615-wireless-n-300-router

    Just remove the space after dlink before the dot com. Manual, firmware, and other downloads are available. Just select your version in the dropdown list to populate the correct information.

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    ahadenfeldt

    What troubleshooting have you done? It's difficult for me to be specific based on the details you've provided so far. What cable provider/ISP? Does your main computer get a public or private (NAT) IP address when it's online? Depending on your provider you may only be authorized to connect from that one computer/MAC address, which means you'll need to transfer that to the DLink.

    With due respect to the TR community (and I include myself) you might get better answers from a site like broadbandreports.com. Someone there has almost certainly encountered the same scenario, but you'll need to provide specifics on your provider/modem/IP configuration.

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    4746.dk

    Thought this was a technical forum.
    Try to get help from a local IT Supporter - or go to school to get a little understanding of these issues.

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    Charles Bundy

    When you unplug your PC from the ISP modem, plug the Internet modem into the port labeled INTERNET on the DLink 615. Ports 1-4 are the switch you would plug your PC, Laptop, XBOX into. Plug the PC into Port 1.

    Power everything down. Power up the Internet modem. Wait 30 seconds. Power up the Dlink 615. Wait 30 seconds. Power up your PC. Goto a command prompt and type ipconfig /all. You should be able to use a web browser to connect to the IP listed as your gateway (Gateway is the DLINK615). RTFM for wireless setup or plug laptop into Port 2 on DLINK 615.

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    jqbecker

    dhelms:

    Some extra for you: if Charles Bundy's solution from above does not work, add this to the steps above:

    1. Find the MAC address of your laptop, since that was direct-connect to router originally.
    You can find the MAC address of your laptop by going to DOS command prompt, and enter ipconfig, hit [Enter]. It will be called "Physical Address:.... and look like 12-e3-f4-9a-75-0c
    Make sure you get the wired adapter MAC, not the Wireless adapter MAC, Copy it down on paper.

    2. Using browser, login to DIR-615 with default IP address 192.168.0.1

    3. Set "My Internet Connection is" to "Dynamic IP"

    4. Scroll down to the "Dynamic Connection Type " section

    5. Enter the MAC (Physical) address, substitute colon ':' for the dashes between numbers
    example: 12-e3-f4-9a-75-0c becomes 12:e3:f4:9a:75:0c

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    r_widell

    I also have NO IDEA what you are emulating nor where the emulation is being done.

    However, I believe that jqbecker is on the right track with the instructions for cloning the MAC address.

    While there are still a few ISPs that lock you into connecting to their network from a single MAC address for eternity, most have figured out that this is not realistic. But they will only allow a single MAC address to connect during the DHCP lease period. Unfortunately it may take days for the lease to expire. The easiest way around this is to release the connection from the machine that currently holds the lease (i.e. cancel the lease).

    From the computer connected to the modem that currently has an internet connection:
    1) Open the command prompt (Start->(all)programs->accessories->Command Prompt
    2 ) type "ipconfig /release" (without the quotes), press Enter
    3) shutdown the computer and disconnect the ethernet cable from the back of that computer.
    4) Plug the cable you disconnected from the computer into the internet connector on the back of the POWERED DOWN router.
    5) Power up the router,
    6) connect an ethernet cable from one of the LAN ports on the router to your computer and power up you computer.

    You should now be able to connect to the internet through your router.

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    Deadly Ernest

    all I did was enter D-Link dir 615 and I got dozens of hits, the first two being the official D-link website with the manual you can download as pdf file and it tells you how to do it.

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    dhelms10

    bloody ****, don't you think I tried a search engine, before i brought it here?! I don't need a manual, I just need to know how to remove the device off of my laptop and have the router on my main computer.

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    Deadly Ernest

    And that answer is in the manual. Plug the cable modem into the port marked Internet and then plug your computer and laptop into the LAN Ethernet ports, configure the NICS in all three to talk to each other as per the modem, and configure the router and modem to talk to each other as per the manual. In most cases just set the router and NICs up to use DHCP will do it. - - It's all there in the manual.

    Shoot, I just did the same thing with a Netgear router exactly like this two weeks ago, and I just followed the manual.

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    dhelms10

    So what happens if it says it will not work on this emulator? Because I literally want to throw this fucking router across the room lol. So I'm guess I will have to go to the routers Ip address and go from there?

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    Deadly Ernest

    The normal process is to connect the cable modem up to the router and have the router talk to the modem and the Internet, then the other computers set up behind that like any normal router or switch set up - a straight hardware connection that requires simple and basic NIC settings.

    If you want to keep the cable modem connected to the main PC and set the router up behind that, then you basically set the main PC up to either bridge the Internet connect, share the Internet connection with software (varies with the OS) or set it up to act as a server / router to the other PC. In this case you need to create a software linkage across your main PC between the router and the cable modem, not simple and not recommended.

    I also note you said emulator, if you have some software tunning in emulation mode you may need to set up the hardware info in both the main OS and the emulated OS - depending upon what you're using for the emulation.

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    Deadly Ernest

    About tossing the router, I can emphasis with that. I spent many hows fighting with getting the Internet working on the wireless router I set up a couple of weeks back. In the end the problem turned out to be a default Windows setting in Win 7 security policies to turn off the wireless NIC if it isn't used for 15 minutes and the old lady whose system it was usually took up to half an hour to type an email reply. Change the policy setting to NEVER and all worked well and has kept going since.

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    88Fan

    http://www.dlink .com/us/en/support/product/dir-615-wireless-n-300-router

    Just remove the space after dlink before the dot com. Manual, firmware, and other downloads are available. Just select your version in the dropdown list to populate the correct information.

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    dhelms10

    Dude you guys are killing me. I have already did all this. I just need some steps on how to switch it over to my main computer. I cannot find it anywhere.

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    88Fan

    If you read the manual it tells you exactly step by step how to setup your router as a router, a bridge, or as a repeater.

    Manuals are created for a reason, you simply look lazy by posting here expecting us to save you the time (took me less than 10 seconds to scan the table of contents and learn that page 6 is the start of useful information for you).

    I do note that you are mentioning an emulator later, not in your original post. Not enough info on that for anyone to even begin to help you.

    Basic steps on router...
    shutdown computers
    unplug cable modem
    unplug router
    connect all your network cables
    power on modem and let it fully train to cable network
    power on router and let it train up to cable modem
    power on a wired computer and program router per manual

    Pretty simple.

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    dhelms10

    Hey guy I ALREADY DID THAT!

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    dhelms10

    I do not see how this right here,

    "Basic steps on router...
    shutdown computers
    unplug cable modem
    unplug router
    connect all your network cables
    power on modem and let it fully train to cable network
    power on router and let it train up to cable modem
    power on a wired computer and program router per manual"

    removes the device off my laptop and actually works as a router on my main computer. come on man

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    ahadenfeldt

    What troubleshooting have you done? It's difficult for me to be specific based on the details you've provided so far. What cable provider/ISP? Does your main computer get a public or private (NAT) IP address when it's online? Depending on your provider you may only be authorized to connect from that one computer/MAC address, which means you'll need to transfer that to the DLink.

    With due respect to the TR community (and I include myself) you might get better answers from a site like broadbandreports.com. Someone there has almost certainly encountered the same scenario, but you'll need to provide specifics on your provider/modem/IP configuration.

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    dhelms10

    Okay. I unplug the Ethernet cable from the modem (main cpu) and connect it to port 1 on LAN (dlink router). I try to let the modem talk to the router, but I have a connection but cannot get onto the internet. My old SSID is there and everything, but I know it has to do something with the IP address since it was on my laptop before.


    And I am using time warner cable as my internet.

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    ahadenfeldt

    Ok, I'll admit I didn't follow your "emulator" comment either. What I would suggest based on a quick read of the DLink manual: Ignore the wireless/laptop part for a moment and get the cable connection working.

    First, plug your main cpu into LAN port 1 (don't connect the cable modem yet) and use your browser to open 192.168.0.1. (per Section 3 this is the default router address unless you changed it; likewise the default username/password are there too). Set the connection type to DHCP (use the Internet Connection wizard) and be sure to click the "Clone ... MAC" button when it displays. You may have to reboot the router after that. Then, connect the Internet port to the cable modem and wait a moment (say, 15 seconds).

    Now check your work: The DLink status page (Section 3 says to click Status->Device Info, under the WAN section) should show an IP address; if it says 0.0.0.0 then something's still not right. You may need to contact TWC and/or DLink to help you double-check settings.

    Once the hard-wired PC connection is working you can focus on adding the wireless laptop--from your earlier statements it may just work anyway.

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    4746.dk

    Thought this was a technical forum.
    Try to get help from a local IT Supporter - or go to school to get a little understanding of these issues.

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    donnasander

    It IS a technical forum but like it's been said, you didn't give enough info. What EMULATOR??? You first need to connect cable modem to outside internet. Then plug a computer (any one) into Lan port on modem, open a browser, type 192.168.1.1 in the address bar, log in, and get the settings. (SSID, WEP/WPA/WPA2 code...etc) if they are on default, set your own passwords. And write them down.

    After that, unplug the computer from the modem, and plug the router into the modem and a pc (same pc would be best) into router. Log in to the ROUTER this time using same address 192.168.1.1 and whatever the default passwords are (usually they are user - admin and password-admin) and configure the router. You have to give the router the ssid info of the modem, and after you configure the router, you have to set up that information in your computer so your computer can connect (look it up in google depending on what operating system you have ....again, you gave NO information!)

    After that, if you did it right, AND you don't have any hardware or cable issues, you should be able to connect to the internet. If you don't have enough technical information to figure this out, call a technician, it's above your comprehension level.

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    Charles Bundy

    When you unplug your PC from the ISP modem, plug the Internet modem into the port labeled INTERNET on the DLink 615. Ports 1-4 are the switch you would plug your PC, Laptop, XBOX into. Plug the PC into Port 1.

    Power everything down. Power up the Internet modem. Wait 30 seconds. Power up the Dlink 615. Wait 30 seconds. Power up your PC. Goto a command prompt and type ipconfig /all. You should be able to use a web browser to connect to the IP listed as your gateway (Gateway is the DLINK615). RTFM for wireless setup or plug laptop into Port 2 on DLINK 615.

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    jqbecker

    dhelms:

    Some extra for you: if Charles Bundy's solution from above does not work, add this to the steps above:

    1. Find the MAC address of your laptop, since that was direct-connect to router originally.
    You can find the MAC address of your laptop by going to DOS command prompt, and enter ipconfig, hit [Enter]. It will be called "Physical Address:.... and look like 12-e3-f4-9a-75-0c
    Make sure you get the wired adapter MAC, not the Wireless adapter MAC, Copy it down on paper.

    2. Using browser, login to DIR-615 with default IP address 192.168.0.1

    3. Set "My Internet Connection is" to "Dynamic IP"

    4. Scroll down to the "Dynamic Connection Type " section

    5. Enter the MAC (Physical) address, substitute colon ':' for the dashes between numbers
    example: 12-e3-f4-9a-75-0c becomes 12:e3:f4:9a:75:0c

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    r_widell

    I also have NO IDEA what you are emulating nor where the emulation is being done.

    However, I believe that jqbecker is on the right track with the instructions for cloning the MAC address.

    While there are still a few ISPs that lock you into connecting to their network from a single MAC address for eternity, most have figured out that this is not realistic. But they will only allow a single MAC address to connect during the DHCP lease period. Unfortunately it may take days for the lease to expire. The easiest way around this is to release the connection from the machine that currently holds the lease (i.e. cancel the lease).

    From the computer connected to the modem that currently has an internet connection:
    1) Open the command prompt (Start->(all)programs->accessories->Command Prompt
    2 ) type "ipconfig /release" (without the quotes), press Enter
    3) shutdown the computer and disconnect the ethernet cable from the back of that computer.
    4) Plug the cable you disconnected from the computer into the internet connector on the back of the POWERED DOWN router.
    5) Power up the router,
    6) connect an ethernet cable from one of the LAN ports on the router to your computer and power up you computer.

    You should now be able to connect to the internet through your router.

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    88Fan

    http://www.dlink .com/us/en/support/product/dir-615-wireless-n-300-router

    Just remove the space after dlink before the dot com. Manual, firmware, and other downloads are available. Just select your version in the dropdown list to populate the correct information.

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    ahadenfeldt

    What troubleshooting have you done? It's difficult for me to be specific based on the details you've provided so far. What cable provider/ISP? Does your main computer get a public or private (NAT) IP address when it's online? Depending on your provider you may only be authorized to connect from that one computer/MAC address, which means you'll need to transfer that to the DLink.

    With due respect to the TR community (and I include myself) you might get better answers from a site like broadbandreports.com. Someone there has almost certainly encountered the same scenario, but you'll need to provide specifics on your provider/modem/IP configuration.

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    4746.dk

    Thought this was a technical forum.
    Try to get help from a local IT Supporter - or go to school to get a little understanding of these issues.

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    Charles Bundy

    When you unplug your PC from the ISP modem, plug the Internet modem into the port labeled INTERNET on the DLink 615. Ports 1-4 are the switch you would plug your PC, Laptop, XBOX into. Plug the PC into Port 1.

    Power everything down. Power up the Internet modem. Wait 30 seconds. Power up the Dlink 615. Wait 30 seconds. Power up your PC. Goto a command prompt and type ipconfig /all. You should be able to use a web browser to connect to the IP listed as your gateway (Gateway is the DLINK615). RTFM for wireless setup or plug laptop into Port 2 on DLINK 615.

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    jqbecker

    dhelms:

    Some extra for you: if Charles Bundy's solution from above does not work, add this to the steps above:

    1. Find the MAC address of your laptop, since that was direct-connect to router originally.
    You can find the MAC address of your laptop by going to DOS command prompt, and enter ipconfig, hit [Enter]. It will be called "Physical Address:.... and look like 12-e3-f4-9a-75-0c
    Make sure you get the wired adapter MAC, not the Wireless adapter MAC, Copy it down on paper.

    2. Using browser, login to DIR-615 with default IP address 192.168.0.1

    3. Set "My Internet Connection is" to "Dynamic IP"

    4. Scroll down to the "Dynamic Connection Type " section

    5. Enter the MAC (Physical) address, substitute colon ':' for the dashes between numbers
    example: 12-e3-f4-9a-75-0c becomes 12:e3:f4:9a:75:0c

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    r_widell

    I also have NO IDEA what you are emulating nor where the emulation is being done.

    However, I believe that jqbecker is on the right track with the instructions for cloning the MAC address.

    While there are still a few ISPs that lock you into connecting to their network from a single MAC address for eternity, most have figured out that this is not realistic. But they will only allow a single MAC address to connect during the DHCP lease period. Unfortunately it may take days for the lease to expire. The easiest way around this is to release the connection from the machine that currently holds the lease (i.e. cancel the lease).

    From the computer connected to the modem that currently has an internet connection:
    1) Open the command prompt (Start->(all)programs->accessories->Command Prompt
    2 ) type "ipconfig /release" (without the quotes), press Enter
    3) shutdown the computer and disconnect the ethernet cable from the back of that computer.
    4) Plug the cable you disconnected from the computer into the internet connector on the back of the POWERED DOWN router.
    5) Power up the router,
    6) connect an ethernet cable from one of the LAN ports on the router to your computer and power up you computer.

    You should now be able to connect to the internet through your router.