just bought a new router and desktop wont connect HELP

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jdpilewski, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. jdpilewski

    jdpilewski Guest

    i just bought a new linksys wrt54g wireless router. the internet connects to it. my laptop will connect to the internet through the routers lan ports but my desktop pc will not connect to the internet through the router, only the cable modem. i dont know if it is a problem witht he usb cables or my pc. please help!!!!!
  2. windsurfer

    windsurfer Network Guru Member

    Make sure that your desktop is not connected with a cross over cable.

    Do this by using the same cable on your laptop as on the desktop.

    Make sure your desktop is DHCP not a fixed IP.

    Good Luck

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