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Cannot ping Netgear router from MESH desktop

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bill_12
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Cannot ping Netgear router from MESH desktop

Hello,

I just bought my parents a Netgear WAG160 wireless router for Christmas. I'm trying to set up a wireless network and make a wired connection from the router to their MESH desktop PC running Windows XP SP3.

Internet is provided using a separate modem. Without the router connected, the wired Internet connection with the desktop works fine.

I went through the procedure to set up the wireless router but the wired Internet no longer works.

So I plugged the router directly to the desktop NIC and tried a "ping" command to 192.168.1.1. I received four "Destination host unreachable" responses.

An "ipconfig /all" shows:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . : JamSan11
Primary Dns Suffix. . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix. :
Description . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . : 00-0F-1F-98-62-05
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . : 169.254.194.184
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . :

Can anyone help me get this network set up?

sparks
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Try another PC but basically

Try another PC but basically it looks like you're not getting an IP address assigned from the router (as the PC is expecting). You'll need to enable the DHCP option on the router - that way it will assign an address to the PC and then you should be good.

  
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