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Ok, so I'm having a problem. First, lets look at a (kind of) brief history of my networking and problems.

I'm on a network of three computers all hooked to one router. Typical. We're on a wireless router right now.

Anyway, I've always had problems. We're on the edge of the service so we get regular slow downs about once or twice a week for a couple hours or a day at a time, and our modem is finicky too, but nothing TOO bad. I myself have a makeshift wiring job though: since the router and my step-dad's computer is downstairs he had to wire a bunch of regular 100 base T wires together to reach the length we needed to get to my room. For two years now I've had a touchy wiring setup: one little nudge would often disconnect it because of the loose wiring. Overall it's been no big deal though. If I nudge it, I just nudge it back and the connection is resumed. It's been annoying at times though.

Anyway, along with that we've also, like I said, had regular disconnections. Here's where my current problem comes in:

Two nights ago, I finished up my internet browsing, shut off my computer, and went to bed. Internet was fine. The next morning my brother wakes me up about not being able to connect to the net, so I get up, turn on my computer, and go down to reset the router so the stupid asshat machine will work. I reset it and come back up to check the connection on my computer. Boom, I connect to a site just like that. Internet is fine on both of our computers. Then it cuts out again. "Bah". So I go downstairs and disconnect the power this time. Come back up, and it works on my bro's computer. Woohoo, everything is fine! Not. Ever since then I've had a "Limited or no connectivity" message for my LAN Internet works just fine on my brother's computer (and step-dad's, for that matter) but not mine. The router downstairs says that my computer is getting a connection, but my computer says it can't see the DNS server (AKA, in Network Connection properties I have an IP and subnet mask, but I'm not connected to anything else).

SO I guess the question is.... WHAT THE GOD POO CRAP DINGLE?!?!/11/oentwoeleventee

My LAN drivers are up to date. The only thing I can think of is my wiring at the moment. Maybe one wire that tells my router that I'm on the network works, but another wire in the line won't complete the connection? I'm not even sure. I suck at networking lol.

Ok, so ummmmmmmmmmm to anyone who bothered to read all that, thanks for your time and consideration and attempt at help!
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How long before it usually cuts out? Try connecting straight to your modem if you can. Let us know what happens then.
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Connect straight to the modem? I'm not sure what you mean. My computer is connected directly to the modem via your regular 10/100 base T network cable or w/e you call it (the stuff with the RJ45 jack! lol), only like I said it's a makeshift wire that's more than one wire manually wired to meet the required length. It's done fine for two years though so this would be out of character for it. I don't actually think it's the wire because of that, but it's the only option I can see left.

I just tried to run CS Source offline. I created a server with bots, and it started to load, but then the whole game shut down with an error message saying "Could not find client IP port"

What does that mean?

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post #4 of 26
You said you are connected via a router. A wireless one at that. You need to disconnect the modem from the router and plug your Cat5 into the output on the modem. This will verify that your modem/connection is not at fault.

Also, when you reset your machine, you might have reset all the internal settings of it. If your router has one, run the setup wizard again and see if you can connect after that.
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How would I run that? Like I said, I'm pretty newb with the networking thing

Hmm, all I see is this "D-Link wireless ADSL Router" (DSL-604+) that connects straight into a wall jack. Maybe it's a modem/router?

But anyway, like I asked, how would I use that network setup using the router?
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Hmm, I don't see any "G" or "Super G" in my model number anywhere, but it looks pretty much exactly the same except mine has no feet - it lays on it's stomach like most routers. But yea, pretty much the same thing. Mine says DSL-604+, but I guess they're the same. I can't find anything closer to mine.

The only other difference I can see is the "D-Link" logo on the router. Mine is horizontal with the router as it lies on it's belly, while that one's is horizontal as the router stands up. Two rows of air vent holes on the sides on that one while there's only one row on eachs ide on mine.
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post #8 of 26
Log in to the router (usually 192.168.0.1 for Dlink unless you changed it).

If you haven't changed anything with it, username should be admin and just press enter.

On the modem/router's home page you should see a button that says run wizard. Just click on it and follow the prompts. After setting it up, do a check on your cable connections. I think there is a tab for tools and it should be under there.
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post #9 of 26
Sorta the same idea as Chim3ra...since your modem is built into your router it would probably be more difficult to bring it up to your computer than to bring your comptuer to it...basically one way or the other, to make sure its not just the patched together cabling you need to connect your computer directly to the modem/router via a different rj45 cable
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http://support.dlink.com/Emulators/di624_revC/

You should be looking at something like this after you login.
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