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I am struggling to connect my linksys router to my computer. I have a cable connection. I tried using the CD setup it came with, tried reading the user manual but I become confused at all the computer terminology.

when I am using the CD I come across a section which asks me to type in Host name and Domain name of my Internet provider. Can anyone please explain to me what they are, how can I find out what they are called.

Do I need to configure my Pc's in any way to allow the router to work ? for example do i need to used the network connection?

I'm sorry If i sound confusing, because I am.

THank you so very much for all your help.

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Help for router

I think you just have to put a host name not a domain name in it.If you can't get router to work call syslink tech help # off the box,or from the book.Tech help will give you a # for the next page so no one can get to use your system too.In case you go wireless in future.
hope this helps you Anna.

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Help for router

Thanks Jimmy I'm giving it another go tonight and will take your advice. Thanks.


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Your net provider has it....

Your internet provider will tell you your domain and host by phone.

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I fixed It

Hi everyone thanks for your help. I tried all sorts of things even rang the linksys information line and they couldn't help me.

I did some reading and research and realized that I needed to use a modem HUB. Connected it all and it WORKED !!

so if anyone out there has a similar problem, use a HUB.


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