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have to always reboot wireless router

By RG11 ·
I have a win98 laptop configured on a NT 4.0 network using TCPIP with a network card and cat 5 cabling to hook into the network. Now at another location I have cable internet and a wireless netgear router. I am not using the wireless function of the router. I am using a cat 5 cable to connect directly to the router. Now my laptop is set up to connect to the LAN so what I have to do is change the proxy settings and dns settings to those of the cable isp then reboot the laptop. Then I release the IP address so that when I plug into the router I get assigned one. Now the laptop is ready to connect to the internet and not the lan. I have to change these settings when I go between the lan and the cable isp. This is fine. Now when connected to the cable router, the laptop can see it and get an IP address from it but I cant connect to the internet without rebooting the router. Why?

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by statykserver In reply to have to always reboot wir ...

Its obviously a problem with the router as for why is it doing this I exactly, who knows. But I do konw you can try and upgrade the firmware on the router. They usually release updates to fix glitches like this (& other problems) and maybe you can find one here for your model.

http://kbserver.netgear.com/main.asp

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by statykserver In reply to

just a friendly note: If you had Windows XP or even Windows 2000 it would make it so much easier to change ip settings without having to reboot.

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