I want to connect my two PCs with my Mercury ADSl Router so they can both be on the internat at the same time. One PC has Windows XP and the other is Windows ME. The PC with ME does not have an ethernet port but the router has USB connection. It works on its own as a modem on XP but not working on ME. May sound confusing but thats because i am totally stuck. Please help. Thanks
You shouldn't need to *configure* the router from the ME PC if it has already been set up from the XP PC which is managing to get online. All you need to do is (or should be) to connect via USB to the router. The connection should then get its IP address from the router and have internet access. To check if you have got an IP address, open a Command Prompt window and type:
and press Enter. You should then see details of all adapters in the PC. The entry for your USB connection to the router should have an IP address of 192.168.x.x or possibly 10.x.x.x
It certainly isn't getting an IP address. You could try "renewing" the IP address by running the command:
(or for Windows ME it might be "IPCONFIG /RENEW_ALL")
If that still doesn't work, try allocating a fixed IP address in the same range as the router and other PC, but if there is a basic problem of non-communication between router and PC, that might not get you any further forward.