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    Connecting 2 laptops to router at same time

    This is a discussion on Connecting 2 laptops to router at same time within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi, Hopefully someone can give me some advice. I am trying to connect 2 laptops to the netgear router wirelessly. ...

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      Connecting 2 laptops to router at same time

      Hi,
      Hopefully someone can give me some advice. I am trying to connect 2 laptops to the netgear router wirelessly. The problem I have is that i can connect each one to the router to access the internet, but when i try to connect both the second laptop will not connect. One laptop runs vista and the other runs XP. Any advice would be helpful. I don't want to start playing with things I don't fully know about, but could both laptops be trying to use the same IP address, or is it something else. Any help will be very appreciated.
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      Re: Connecting 2 laptops to router at same time

      You could try adding the machines to the Address Reservation list. To do this connect one of the machines, open the router settings and take it's details from the Attached Devvices list. Now open the LAN IP setup and click Add below Address Reservation. Put in the details you took before, you might even be able to copy and paste them. Disconnect the first and connect the second machine, do the same, Remember to click Apply each time you make a change. Try connecting both.

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      Red face Re: Connecting 2 laptops to router at same time

      There is probably an IP address conflict. Have a look at your connection and see if it says "limited or no connectivity" when both the laptops are on, if so then follow these instructions:

      Start>Control Panel>Network and Internet Connections>Network Connections

      From There -

      1.Right click your first wireless network
      2.Select Properties
      3.Select Internet Protocol(TCP/IP)v4
      4.Select Properties
      5.Place a dot in use the following IP address + DNS servers and enter the following settings

      IP address: 192.168.0.12
      Subnet Mask(auto): 255.255.255.0
      Default Gateway: 192.168.0.1

      Preferred DNS: 192.168.0.1
      Alternate DNS: (Leave blank)

      Then follow steps 1-5 again for your second wireless network and enter the following settings -

      IP address: 192.168.0.16
      Subnet Mask(auto): 255.255.255.0
      Default Gateway: 192.168.0.1

      Preferred DNS: 192.168.0.1
      Alternate DNS: (Leave blank)

     

     

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