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My buddy bought a router from some guy last month. he wants to use it to run his laptop wireless. he has DSL on his main computer and asked for my help. i did everything the set-up said, and i could NOT get a connection in IE or firefox!

Sure, the connection thingy in control panel said I had a connection, but every time I opened Firefox/ie, server not found. I hit the reset button on the router numerous times, and when you open the browser after that, it goes to the Netgear page configuring the connection. But when i clicked "next" , Page cannot be displayed! Yes...my buddy had the cd for it, and I followed the instructions 10 times! I said **** it and put that main computer back to the DSL like it was and came home.

Last night I tried it again (fresh mind) thinking I missed something. Nothing again. So i asked to bring the router home with me to mess with it on my computer. I have Comcast internet. I hooked it all up and it WORKS! I dont know why it wont work on his comp, everything is plugged in/set up exactly the same way. Any thoughts?

NOTE: (Probably not important) He mentioned that the guy he bought it from said there was a BLUE ethernet cord that came with it, not a standard yellow one. The guy lost it though. Would me trying to use a normal yellow cord be the problem on his computer? I mean yea...I tried a standard ethernet with it on my computer and it worked? Is that just luck, or should he try another type of cable cord for his?

Sorry this is so long, but im pulling my hair out, and I hope some people here can give me some insight.

Thanks guys...
 

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My buddy bought a router from some guy last month. he wants to use it to run his laptop wireless. he has DSL on his main computer and asked for my help. i did everything the set-up said, and i could NOT get a connection in IE or firefox!

Sure, the connection thingy in control panel said I had a connection, but every time I opened Firefox/ie, server not found. I hit the reset button on the router numerous times, and when you open the browser after that, it goes to the Netgear page configuring the connection. But when i clicked "next" , Page cannot be displayed! Yes...my buddy had the cd for it, and I followed the instructions 10 times! I said **** it and put that main computer back to the DSL like it was and came home.

Last night I tried it again (fresh mind) thinking I missed something. Nothing again. So i asked to bring the router home with me to mess with it on my computer. I have Comcast internet. I hooked it all up and it WORKS! I dont know why it wont work on his comp, everything is plugged in/set up exactly the same way. Any thoughts?

NOTE: (Probably not important) He mentioned that the guy he bought it from said there was a BLUE ethernet cord that came with it, not a standard yellow one. The guy lost it though. Would me trying to use a normal yellow cord be the problem on his computer? I mean yea...I tried a standard ethernet with it on my computer and it worked? Is that just luck, or should he try another type of cable cord for his?

Sorry this is so long, but im pulling my hair out, and I hope some people here can give me some insight.

Thanks guys...
Do you have to enter a username and a password or to launch any application to connect to the internet at your friends house?

Have you tried connecting the router directly to the laptop?

Whats the make and model of the router that your friend bought?

Have you tried pressing the reset button for 20 seconds?

Do you get an address that looks like this: 192.168.x.x at your friends house?

And no it doesn't matter if the cable is yellow or blue, because there aren't any standards for the color of the cables.
 
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