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Connecting My Comp to Residential Gateway

By p.james.smith ·
How to connect my PC to Residential Gateway.

I need 2 connect my pc (running vista) 2 a Ethernet connection(which is offered free in our flat). i have a Realtek Ethernet card installed in my comp, I have plugged in a RJ45 connected to the PC and the other end to the RJ45 mount on the wall.

There network connection is on but the internet is not working...

I receive an message that there is limited connectivity or no connection

I tried contacting the flat system admin to fix the internet However(the smart A$$ guy would not give me details, and he need 40 $ to come and set it up..)

He say the the internet connection is totally free and his charge is 40 $ to set things up.

I don't want to pay him, i want 2 configure the internet myself with out his assistance.

I have limited knowledge in networking, hope the screen shots below will give u an idea..

See the below links:
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http://img378.imageshack.us/my.php?image...

To my knowledge the free Internet's ip,gateway,and dns address is hidden..(Correct me if iam wrong)

I checked with my neighbor regarding the flats free internet, he is able to connect to the internet with out any hassles , He is running Vista on XPS Laptop,he just plugs in RJ45 and he does not do any configuration, it works fine for him..

He came home and and checked my system,he doesn't know much about networking just like me..

Iam lost now .. I really need to do something..


Appreciate if some one can help me with this issue..

What steps should i follow to successful connect to the internet.

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No images. + Sounds like no DHCP from the flats router.

by 1bn0 In reply to Connecting My Comp to Res ...

I am guessing the images are the network settings on one or both of the computers. Please try to correct the links.

If your settings seem correct, can you take your PC to your neighbours and try it on his connection? If it works that tells you there is nothing wrong with your computer. If so your admin is likely controlling things from the other end. Sounds like he may just be trying to pocket a few dollars.

He may have the router configured to only allow known MAC addresses. the MAC address is a number like a serial number unique to each network card. The router can use it to allow or deny connections to your computer.

A $40 setup fee for "free" internet access doesn't sound like a bad deal but I would expect that to be disclosed up front.

If the admin is controlling things from the other end there should not be any required changes on your computer unless they have been changed previously for another location.

The default setup should enable a DHCP connection on the network card. If the port is active and the other end is assigning IP addresses he should not need to know anything beyond your MAC address.


you can see your mac address by opening a command prompt and using the IPCONFIG command.


Start | Run | cmd | enter/OK

in the command prompt window type ipconfig /all <enter>

e.g.

C>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : mynotebook
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-25-B5-CA-57
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.232
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

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The "physical addess" is the MAC address of your network card.

If you are using a notebook with wireless capability you may see two card settings.

One for the RJ-45 and one for the wireless.

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