Router won't connect to internet

Custom / CUSTOM
September 13, 2010 at 21:36:29
Specs: Windows XP SP2, 1GB

I just got a new internet connection and trying to use my Netgear DG83PN router with it, but I'm having problems with my new internet connection.

The new connection has a network wall plug from where I directly connect my laptop using a network cable. Then I dial up a PPPOE connection from the laptop and get access to the net.
However, I would like to use my Netgear router to be able to have wireless internet in my apartment. I've unplugged the network cable from my laptop and connected it to the first network slot of the router, and went to the router settings to put the username and password that my ISP gave me. Unfortunately, it doesn't connect. The router status keeps staying on "Connecting".

How is it possible to make it work, or get around this issue?

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September 14, 2010 at 08:25:58
The only way you could hope to do this is to enable ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) on the the dialup adapter and I'm not sure offhand if that's possible. If it is, and once that's done, the network interface on your laptop will need to be plugged in to a LAN port (not the WAN port) of your router.

If I remember correctly, ICS assigns the following TCP/IP settings to the NIC:
Subnet Mask:

You would need to assign something like the following to the LAN side of the router:
Default Gateway:

Create a DHCP scope in the same subnet, something like to with the same DG, DNS and SM settings

Make sure any clients you wish to connect are set to get their TCP/IP settings automatically (DHCP) and then plug them into a LAN port as well.

But, as I said up front, this all depends on whether or not you can enable ICS on the dialup adapter.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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September 14, 2010 at 09:14:27
I would suggest you follow the routers manual for setup.

The first step is to make sure you are connected to a lan port in the router.

Then you want to either [as detailed in the manual] configure tcp/ip to obtain ip address automatically or set a static ip in the netgear subnet range like
You would access via

Here is your manual

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