How can I properly set up my home network?
November 24, 2010 7:03 AM Subscribe
How can I properly set up an internet connection on both a laptop (wireless) and desktop using DSL? Getting IP address conflict! GRR.
posted by Snackpants to computers & internet (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I have a linksys wireless router, a desktop (Win7), a laptop (Win XP Pro) and DSL. Here is what I've done and the results:
1. Tried to connect the router as if there was no desktop (DHCP enabled, internet plug from modem into internet slot on the router). Cannot get a hardwired or wireless connection. This worked days ago on a cable connection.
2. Was told by a tech guy that because of the DSL I need to disable the DHCP on the router and rearrange the plugs: internet plug into slot #1. The laptop picks up both wired and wireless connection. First thing solved.
3. When I plug the desktop into slot #2 on the router I get an IP conflict on both computers and neither get a connection. I am completely lost now.
I have been searching high and low for a solid set of instructions but there is so much crap out there I am having an issue narrowing down my problem. Odd because I would think this is a common setup.
Can someone point me to instructions that apply to this situation? Or even help?