Default Gateway showing up

November 11, 2009 at 23:43:08
Specs: Windows Vista
I have cable modem service.Without using any other router, if I plug my ethernet cable into my main desktop it connects to the net (running Vista). If I plug it into my XP laptop (HP9000) it doesn't show a Gateway and if I disconnect the laptop and plug into an old desktop that runs Win98, it too has no gateway. Have tried ipconfig /release and renew on the two that won't go on the net but same results after.I do get an IP. Do get DCHP timeout error. To elaborate, I'm trying these 3 comps one at a time on my cable modem without any router. Have uninstalled and reinstalled the network cards of each and do have DCHP and all as auto. Clues anyone?

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November 12, 2009 at 06:30:36
mac address registration

this is where the isp registers the mac address of your pc. You don't get an ip on the other two because they are different mac addresses.

get a router. clone the mac address of your pc to the wan interface and you can have all three on at the same time.

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November 14, 2009 at 19:22:40
Doh!!! Talk about a "brain fart"! LOL.Can't believe I had let that one get by me. You see, we just got into this home after moving (28hrs on the road), were unloading our stuff, took a break, so I thought I'd test out to be sure I had my broadband connection as promised, that's why my main pc worked. Then, our kiddo decided to unplug mine right as my brother came over to play on his laptop since he still has dialup. Each of them just swapping out the cable as my router hadn't been gotten to yet. Of course, once my router was found and hooked up, AND I got a bit of rest, all was well. Thanks for the 'kick start" LOL, wanderer.

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November 14, 2009 at 21:26:11
Glad to help and thanks for coming to

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