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SETTINGUPYOURCOMPUTERS

 

 

The Router has the ability to dynamically allocate network addresses to

 

the computers on your network, using DHCP. However, your computers

 

need to be configured correctly for this to take place. To change the

 

configuration of your computers to allow this, follow the instructions in

 

this chapter.

 

 

Obtaining an IP

Follow the instructions for your particular operating system to ensure that

Address

your computers are configured to obtain an IP address automatically.

Automatically

 

Windows 2000 If you are using a Windows2000-basedcomputer, use the following procedure to change your TCP/IP settings:

1From the Windows Start Menu, selectSettings >Control Panel.

2Double click on Network andDial-UpConnections.

3Double click on Local Area Connection.

4Click on Properties.

5A screen similar to Figure 6 should be displayed. SelectInternet Protocol TCP/IP and click onProperties.

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Figure 6 Local Area Properties Screen

6Ensure that the options Obtain an IP Address automatically, and Obtain DNS server address automaticallyare both selected as shown in Figure 7. Click OK.

Figure 7 Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties Screen

7 Restart your computer.

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Windows XP If you are using a Windows XP computer, use the following procedure to change your TCP/IP settings:

1From the Windows Start menu, selectControl Panel.

2Click on Network and Internet Connections.

3Click on the Network Connectionsicon.

4Double click on LAN orHigh Speed Connection icon. A screen titledLocal Area Connection Status will appear.

5Select Internet Protocol TCP/IPand click on Properties.

6Ensure that the options Obtain an IP Address automatically, and Obtain DNS servers automaticallyare both selected. Click OK.

7Restart your computer.

Windows 95/98/ME If you are using a Windows 95/98/ME computer, use the following procedure to change your TCP/IP settings:

1From the Windows Start Menu, selectSettings > Control Panel.

2Double click on Network. Select theTCP/IP item for your network card and click onProperties.

3In the TCP/IP dialog, select the IP Address tab, and ensure thatObtain IP address automatically is selected. ClickOK.

Macintosh If you are using a Macintosh computer, use the following procedure to change your TCP/IP settings:

1From the desktop, select Apple Menu,Control Panels, andTCP/IP.

2In the TCP/IP control panel, setConnect Via: to “Ethernet”.

3In the TCP/IP control panel, set Configure: to “Using DHCP Server.”

4Close the TCP/IP dialog box, and save your changes.

5Restart your computer.

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Disabling PPPoE If you have PPPoE client software installed on your computer, you willand PPTP Client need to disable it. To do this:

Software

1From the Windows Start menu, selectSettings > Control Panel.

2Double click on Internet Options.

3Select the Connections Tab. A screen similar toFigure 8 should be displayed.

4Select the Never Dial a Connectionoption.

Figure 8 Internet Properties Screen

 

You may wish to remove the PPPoE client software from your computer

 

to free resources, as it is not required for use with the Router.

 

 

Disabling Web

Ensure that you do not have a web proxy enabled on your computer.

Proxy

 

Go to the Control Panel and click onInternet Options. Select theConnections tab and clickLAN Settings at the bottom. Make sure that theUse Proxy Server option is unchecked.