help with an ADSL network. Hard wired doesnt work.

By Xearon ·
I use a Netgear WPN824 to access ADSL (Bellsouth). The DSL modem only goes to the 824 router.

The router connects wirelessly to a laptop but I can not connect via a wired connection to a desktop with a fresh XP SP2 image.

Here is what I have found
1)From the desktop I do ipconfig and see an IP has been assigned to the hardwired desktop
2)From the laptop I go to the 824 router and look at connected devices. The desktop does NOT show there.
3)The router is set to use IP assigned by Bellsouth and DNS from OpenDNS
4)The desktop shows an active LAN connection icon at 100 Mbs
5)The desktop has a fresh image of XP SP2. No software or changes have been made.
6)I know the hardwired nic works. I can go directly from modem to pc without the router

Previously, I was able to access the network wirelessly from the desktop but I wanted to change to a faster and more stable wired connection.

Can anyone give me any direction?


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Is the correct network connection enabled?

by ybro2 In reply to help with an ADSL network ...

Go into your network connections and first make sure that your NIC is seen by windows then make sure it's enabled(right click and select enbable). Then right click go to properties. Right click properties on TCP/IP and make sure it's set to recieve IP and DNS addresses automatically. I'd also right click disable the wireless connection just for kicks.
If you don't see any reference to your NIC in the network connections(though xp should auto detect it you may want to reinstall it)

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network connection

by Xearon In reply to Is the correct network co ...

The nic is enabled and even shows as connected in windows at 100 Mbsps but when I try to repaire the connection it cannot renew the IP Address.

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by animatech In reply to help with an ADSL network ...

I think that the problem is with your router settings.
If you can go online by bypassing the router then check the router settings.
Check your router security\Lan settings.
Also try to disable the firewall on the xp desktop and see if it is working.
Also make sure that the IP is not the auto config IP address but an ip address that the router asigned to you PC.
You also want to try and connect a different network cablle just in case the problem is with the cable it self.

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by Xearon In reply to Router

Ok I have enabled the modem to act as router and disabled dhcp on the netgear router. In the netgear router I also disbled the firewall and disabled the windows firewall on the pc.

The desktop shows as connected to the modem/router but the MAC address is all f's and tne connection is inactive. / DESKTOP ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff InActive Ethernet / laptop 00:0f:b5:fe:15:c9 Active Ethernet

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by animatech In reply to router

OK so we got 1 step forward now you can see the desktop as connected to the router.
Try to connect the modem to one of the LAN ports (If not connected already).
run ipconfig /release > renew and /all on the desktop and check that you get what you suppose to get.
If it is all working now (I had the same problem) then upgrade your router firmware.
Now connect the modem back to the internet port (I think you can still leave it as DHCP).
Enable DHCP back on the router.
Try to untick the "use this computer's MAC address" in basic settings menu.
Then tick "use this MAC address" and put in the laptop MAC address.
Log in to the router from the desktop.
Another thing that can go wrong is the IP address that you gave above are or should be you modem assigned IP address.
Your router default IP address is the same as your modem IP address (i.e
As far as I know your router should have a different IP address (i.e for example) try to change the router IP to something different then you modem (Dont forget to change the DHCP address range on the router DHCP as well).
Hope this helps :)

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