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Lost internet access on other Win XP desktop after wireless router install

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Lost internet access on other Win XP desktop after wireless router install

buehl1
I have limited experience with this. Just hooked up a Netgear WGR614 wireless router on our DSL system to add another computer. The install went fine and my Windows (Windows XP Home SP-2) desktop internet connection is fine along with that of the other computer that was added in via wireless. Both machines are fairly new Gateways. Went to use another desktop on my computer (one connected via DSL modem) and it is unable to connect to the internet now. As I mentioned, the installation went fine and I haven't gone in and reset any of the original settings. Any suggestions? Many thanks.
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    Could you please explain exactly how you connected everything? I am not following the setup as you have described.

    How you setup the new wireless router depends on what you want to do. Are you wanting to isolate the clients attached to the wireless router from the DSL Modem or are the new computers to connect just as if they were directly connected to the DSL modem?

    This is the normal approach

    Internet
    |
    >-DSL Modem
    .....|
    .....>- WGR614 (Internet port)
    ..........|..<>
    ..........|....>- Wireless clients
    ..........>- Wired clients

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    buehl1

    Michael, thanks for taking time and interest to reply. Sorry I didn't reply sooner. My wife is self-employed & relies on internet access to local public land records.

    My goal was to connnect another computer (which has GIS software and a few other programs to help her out) to our DSL line via the wireless router. This computer was to have wireless internet access to download GIS and Excel files and my next goal was to create a filesharing network between them.

    The wireless router was placed between the DSL modem and was plugged into the back of her computer (in lieu of the original DSL ethernet cable). The wireless adapter was installed in the GIS computer and both systems were turned on.

    From my perspective, the install went very well in that I had internet access on the GIS computer and on a separate desktop on her computer. When we went to connect to the internet on her desktop on her computer, it wouldn't connect. I did nothing to reconfigure any of the internet settings during or after the wireless system setup.

    I've run the Network Diagnostics for Windows XP on her system/her desktop and it's reported that it could not make an HTTP connection along with a series of other Gateway Diagnostic findings.

    The IP Layer Diagnostics were valid,the IP Configuration Diagnostic detected a valid IP address, the WinSock Diagnostic passed its tests, and the Network Adapter Diagnostic found a Linksys router (I installed a Netgear) but the Verizon Online connection (PPPOE) was listed as none.

    My desktop on her computer has access to the internet, but her desktop is still unable to connect. This post is being sent from the wireless GIS computer. Any help you can offer is appreciated. Thanks, Eric

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    Could you please explain exactly how you connected everything? I am not following the setup as you have described.

    How you setup the new wireless router depends on what you want to do. Are you wanting to isolate the clients attached to the wireless router from the DSL Modem or are the new computers to connect just as if they were directly connected to the DSL modem?

    This is the normal approach

    Internet
    |
    >-DSL Modem
    .....|
    .....>- WGR614 (Internet port)
    ..........|..<>
    ..........|....>- Wireless clients
    ..........>- Wired clients

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    buehl1

    Michael, thanks for taking time and interest to reply. Sorry I didn't reply sooner. My wife is self-employed & relies on internet access to local public land records.

    My goal was to connnect another computer (which has GIS software and a few other programs to help her out) to our DSL line via the wireless router. This computer was to have wireless internet access to download GIS and Excel files and my next goal was to create a filesharing network between them.

    The wireless router was placed between the DSL modem and was plugged into the back of her computer (in lieu of the original DSL ethernet cable). The wireless adapter was installed in the GIS computer and both systems were turned on.

    From my perspective, the install went very well in that I had internet access on the GIS computer and on a separate desktop on her computer. When we went to connect to the internet on her desktop on her computer, it wouldn't connect. I did nothing to reconfigure any of the internet settings during or after the wireless system setup.

    I've run the Network Diagnostics for Windows XP on her system/her desktop and it's reported that it could not make an HTTP connection along with a series of other Gateway Diagnostic findings.

    The IP Layer Diagnostics were valid,the IP Configuration Diagnostic detected a valid IP address, the WinSock Diagnostic passed its tests, and the Network Adapter Diagnostic found a Linksys router (I installed a Netgear) but the Verizon Online connection (PPPOE) was listed as none.

    My desktop on her computer has access to the internet, but her desktop is still unable to connect. This post is being sent from the wireless GIS computer. Any help you can offer is appreciated. Thanks, Eric