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Old 02-04-07, 02:45 PM   #1
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Help! I can't access the net on my PC.

OK, I have a modem installed in my bedroom, as well as a router to get a connection for my laptop. Connects to the net like a charm.

How do I get internet access on my PC as well? I feel like an idiot for asking as I consider myself somewhat tech savvy, but for the life of me I cannot figure this out.

I tried connecting the PC to the router with an ethernet cable. No luck.

I tried connecting the modem to my PC via a USB cable. Again, no luck.

Currently, the modem is connected to the cable from the wall and the router is connected to the modem via an ethernet cord.

When I try to problem solve using Windows XP help, it says I need to install software. Shouldn't a connection via a wire suffice in getting a connection? I have a charter cable modem and didn't need software (other than the set-up disc that came with the router) to get a connection.

Ideas?
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Old 02-04-07, 02:57 PM   #2
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Did you make sure that the Ethernet cable is going from the back of the modem to the Internet port on the router?
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Old 02-04-07, 04:06 PM   #3
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MAC address filtering set up on the router?
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Old 02-04-07, 05:19 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by zekeburger1979
Did you make sure that the Ethernet cable is going from the back of the modem to the Internet port on the router?
Yeah. I am getting a connection via the router on my laptop.
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Old 02-04-07, 05:20 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by crazyronin
MAC address filtering set up on the router?
I have no idea...but I'm guessing my problem stems from something address-related.

How do I go about checking this and then trouble shooting?

Thanks to both for your help so far!
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