Re: Routers Not Being Able to Connect to Internet
I've also encountered DSL modems that, even after a reset, hang onto the MAC
of the last NIC if the DHCP address wasn't released. Plug the modem up to
the Vista machine, open an elevated command prompt (Start > "cmd", then
Ctrl-Shift-Enter, Continue) and type "ipconfig /release". Then disconnect
the modem from the PC and connect it to the router.
Before switching routers, find the option in the routers menus (almost all
have it somewhere) to "Release DHCP Address" or something along those lines.
Then you should be able to connect the other router and it can acquire an
Your ISP won't hand out a new IP address while the first one it issued is
still valid, since you're only paying for one. You either have to wait for
the first one to expire or explicitly give it up before switching which
device is connected.
"Celia" <email@example.com> a écrit dans le message de
>I am using Windows Vista Ultimate.
> I have a Westfall DSL modem - which actually worked the very first
> time I just connected it to my new Vista machine. No fuss, no hassle -
> it just worked.
> Now I have tried connecting two different routers, both of which are
> certified as Vista compatible: NetGear DG834N and Linksys WRT54GS.
> BOTH of them produced the exact same results: All of the lights on the
> DSL modem are correctly on, and all of the lights on the router are as
> they should be.
> My problem is that at the end of the installation process, when the
> router is doing all of its "checks" - NEITHER of the two routers can
> find an internet connection.
> I know that these routers are correctly connected, etc.
> The WRT54GS worked fine on XP.
> I just know that I am missing a setting, or something - that the
> particular routers are not the problems - but there is some issue with
> Of course, once I disconnect the routers - I can immediately gain
> access to the internet through my DSL modem.
> Is anyone able to offer any suggestions, short of me paying for a
> support call to MSFT?
> Many thanks!
> ~ Celia ~