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connecting without a router

by praxsdad / January 22, 2008 11:21 PM PST

my OS is windows 2000 , i am moving and going to be without a router , while i can connect to the internet using this modem/ routher combo , when i try to connect just using the new modem i have ( for the new house) it shows that its sending data but not reciving any data .... i have tryed deleteing the connection and making a new connection ... reistalled the TCP/ip .. reistalled the drivers for my Ethernet adaptor ... still cant get this PC to work on just the modem .... any ideas would be welcomed

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Do you use the right cable?
by Kees Bakker / January 22, 2008 11:46 PM PST

Should be a cross cable, not a patch cable.


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What modem?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 22, 2008 11:55 PM PST

Your post left out make and models plus nothing about cable, dsl so I can't start tossing out ideas. But in short we'll have to set it up as the DSL provider tells us.


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modem and cables
by praxsdad / January 23, 2008 12:57 AM PST

i have a westell model #890-210015-04 modem , my provider is verizon , i have tryed several cables as well as the one supplyed with this modem , guess i should get my meter out and find out if any or all are cross-over cables none so far have made any diffrence ,thank you for your rapid responce

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That modem is actually a very basic router.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 23, 2008 1:11 AM PST
In reply to: modem and cables

So nothing much has to be done on XP. Just "obtain an IP address" automatically. The router setup is per Verizon's instructions which I don't duplicate there.


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I've Found That Verizon REQUIRES Their Software Use...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / January 23, 2008 1:32 AM PST
In reply to: modem and cables

On some installations, I've found it necessary to use their installation CD to get things running. Their basic modems and your connection software must be "verified" during the setup process.. One of my customers, after performing a complete setup with the CD was running just fine for about a month. For some reason, he decided to unplug everything to clean up the house.. Upon plugging everything back in again, the customer couldn't connect until the Verizon software CD verified their installation again..

It's worth a try.

Hope this helps.


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