connecting a 2nd wired windows xp pc to my sky broadband

  treboreuk 17:57 18 Sep 2012

hi i have a new pc that is on a wired connection, my old pc seriously needed restoring to factory settings so i done all that and decided to connect that to the sky broadband, through a wire, but its just not connecting, any help would be appreciated, oh and i,m a bit dumb so in simple terms please

  difarn 18:36 18 Sep 2012

You could try this:-

On the PC that is already connected:- Log on

Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

Click Network and Internet Connections.

Click Network Connections.

Right-click the connection that you use to connect to the Internet.

Click Properties.

Click the Advanced tab.

Under Internet Connection Sharing make sure that the box Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection is unticked.

On the second PC connect the ethernet cable

From the Start menu, click Control Panel.

Double-click Network Connections.

Right-click the Local Area Connection icon, and then choose Properties.

On the General tab, highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and then click Properties.

Choose Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain a DNS server address automatically.

Click OK.

Switch both PC's off and see if this works

If not

You then need to go into the Sky Router Admin Pages

Type into the URL bar towards the top of the page (not into Google) This should then take you onto your Router page

It will ask for User name and Password

If you have not changed these they should be Admin and Admin or Admin and Password.

Go to LAN IP Set up and make sure that Use Router as DHCP server is ticked

Switch off both PC's and try again.

Hope you can follow these instructions.

  Strawballs 21:12 25 Sep 2012

Did you restore to factory settings using the software that came with it or just format and re-install using windows disc because if the latter you will need to install the drivers for the network card (or chip if onboard) to allow to work.

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