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Help!! Router problem!

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Help!! Router problem!

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Hey guy I ALREADY DID THAT!