mac internet ready but cant get xp connected

March 12, 2010 at 00:00:55
Specs: Macintosh 10.4.11 and Windows XP
Mac OS 10.4.11, PowerPC G4, 256MB plus
Windows XP Pro Version 2002
Pentium 4 CPU 1.60GHz
640mb ram.

Problem: I've been having this little issue....First I had
the internet connected thru AT&T Motorola
plugged into the Linksys router, than hooked up the
Mac By Proxy. Then got highjacked, resolved
that, then modem crapped on me. Got new AT&T
tired to hook up same way but could not
get Windows connected. (Brain dead) so hooked up
Modem via Ethernet into router(internet slot) and both
PC and Mac into back ports on router, got ethernet
connect but not able to launch internet. Tired
VARIOUS crap still nada. So....pulled the plugs. Now
have Mac connect via ethernet directly into
Modem, it works. Tired same with PC, came up with
weird IP's. Reset IP in XP. Can't get Xp to connect
but do have new IP. Ready to pull the hair out of my
cats!!!! As it is now, I have no network setup. Just
Mac connected. Is there a setting in Mac network
I'm missing, or a setting on the PC I'm missing. Can
I just leave as it is now and set up by proxy from XP
to Mac???????? still have 2 cats left. Should I
reload my Router on the PC and get new address or I
can't do that because I have AT&T IP. Wine's
getting low!
What the hell am I doing wrong when
all I wanted is to plug the frekn modem into the router,
both puters in port in router and get hooked up, man
what does a girl gota do!???! make sense?

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March 12, 2010 at 07:14:11

You might want to try your router one more time. Before connecting the internet though, I would first reset it to factory defaults and then dig out your setup guide and go through the whole thing again.

If it still doesn't work, you should call your ISP on this.

I suspect the issue is your ISP limits you to maybe two MAC addresses that can connect to their network and between the router and your Mac, that's two MAC addresses already. So when you try to connect your XP, it doesn't get a proper IP or connectivity

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March 12, 2010 at 11:08:38
Have you configured the router correctly?
I don't know, whether you need login name and password for your ISP account, but if so, don't forget to configure it in the routers setup.
If it is a MAC address issue, mostly there is an option in the routers setup to clone MAC address.

Also, when you're connected to the router with both machines, what does ipconfig /all show to you?
Post back the result of ipconfig /all of both computers.

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March 15, 2010 at 23:25:13
Thank you for both of replies.

First calling my ISP won't help because they say they don't support my router. OK. (i aint buyin theirs) But I did pull out my instructions and I think you are right about config on the router.

As far as ipconfig/all.. I don't remember now, I have not time or yet to get back into both and start over. Will do and follow up.

many thanks, that make sense.

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