wireless connection to linksys from Inspiron laptop

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Thu Mar 13 13:58:36 UTC 2008

Nigel Ridley wrote:

> Derek Broughton wrote:

>> I misread the original post - afterwards it became clear that you didn't
>> have a static IP from your ISP.

You know - I really should have prefaced that sentence with "Sorry". 
Sorry. :-)
>>> It would seem that the Linsys router would only 'talk' to a computer
>>> that was set up with DHCP.
>> Not really.  The router will only _talk_ to a computer on the same
>> subnet. Linksys default to using 192.169.1.x, but you could change that.
> Only by being able to access the router to begin with - which required a
> box set up with DHCP.

Another good reason for not having static IPs on your net in the first
place - but I thought your wired connection had worked?  Generally you want
to do your router set up from a wired connection anyway, as it's not
uncommon to leave yourself without router access when you're configuring
over the air :-)

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