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Internet connection sharering, how to ?

Hello everyone! someone said that when you get a router automatically gives an IP address to each computer wright but when I try to explore the internet nothing happend, I have an "Airlink ar504" router the website for this is not the best in the market but I can't afford anything else right now! Verizon DSL Westell 6100 modem the thing is that I can not connect to the net using the router what can I do

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by B_Pope In reply to Internet connection share ...

The 1st thing to do is make sure you've connected all the cables correctly.
Phone line to Verizon modem, from modem to the Airlink router, from router to NIC card on PC.

You should also enter the setup utility for the router, this is generally done by openning your web browser Internet Explorer or whatever browser you use & typing "" into the address bar, it should tell you in the manual for the router, but that's the normal address to access router utilities.

Make sure you set a password in the router, here's two links to help further.

Just browse through the Troubleshooting & tutorials section on the left menu

This is one shows you what your router setup utility should look like, you can setup a static IP if you want it's simply the IP assigns your PC internally on your network & has nothing to do with your WAN IP address your assigned by Verizon.

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by dmiles In reply to Internet connection share ...

Gather the configuration information you have for your working DSL or cable modem connection to the Internet:
On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
Double-click the Network Connections icon.
Right click on Local Area Connection (Ethernet adapter), and select Status.
Click on Support tab and then click on Details. Write down all information including physical address (this is the MAC address). Close windows back the one showing Local Area Connection (Ethernet adapter) Right click on and select Properties.
Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click on Properties
Make a note if ?Obtain an IP address automatically? is marked otherwise, make sure the IP address, subnet mask and gateway information are the same as you obtained from the Status window.
Right click on the Windows Start icon on your PC's desktop and select Explore to open a Window, scroll down in the left pane and select "My Network Places." The default setup when sharing is enabled on WinXP is for a "SharedDocs on xxx (yyy)" to be created on the hard drive. The yyy in this name is the PC's name on your network.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Internet connection share ...

i would go to a command prompt:
Start/run/command and press the <enter> key
then type
ipconfig /release
and press <enter>
then type
ipconfig /renew
and press <enter>
report back the results if you still can't surf the web
the service that gives out ip addresses is called the dhcp server. you may have to get into and look over the configuration inside both your dsl modem and your airlink router. only one can be a dhcp server. perhaps you need to turn off the dhcp server in your new airlink...

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by sgt_shultz In reply to

if you receive any errors during the ipconfig /renew then next try pinging your airlink router. to ping it you will need to know its ip address. do you have that?

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