Internet in XP / Router

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Luna64, Nov 19, 2002.

  1. Luna64

    Luna64 Guest

    I have been having some problems in XP Corp with the internet.

    I am unsure of what is causing this to happen, but my guess is that it's the firmware on my Linksys router. I updated it and at first I did not notice any problems. But later my dad told me that while playing Backgammon in XP that he kept getting a connection lost message.

    I took it to be my http server at first. I did start to notice after my dads backgammon problem that download kept freezing before they were done, and that web pages loaded very slow.

    I did a system restore to an earlier time when my pc ran fine, but it did not help. After that I did a format and reinstalled XP. That did not help so I installed SP1 and it was still not working. Download are still failing.

    Lucky for me I have two other D-Link routers but I can't get them to work for the love of me. My linksys runs through , and I think my D-Links run through if I am not mistaken ?

    Though when I plug in my D-Links ( I tried them both , one after the other ) I cant get them to work. The orange light on both of them just keeps blinking and I cant access them through windows.

    I had this same problem a year ago but I somehow fixed it. Don't remember how I did it though.

    What I am really after here is why XP might be messing up the internet, or why my router might be doing it. And secondly, any tips on how to install a D-Link 4 port router. It's killing me :-/
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    It may very well be the firmware.

    The D-Link should just be plugged in and then you can configure it. No problems. Make sure you have your computer set to automatic IP.
  3. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

    good one, Zedric!

    And don't forget to update your firmware, so hackers don't get in!