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hey there all...i hope people dont get tired of these question especially since this is what the forum is for..here is my probelm.
i currently have a dell 600sc server plus 2 dell workstations using winxp pro all networking together. i have dsl access for both workstations and everything goes through my watchguard firebox soho6.

recently i bought a laptop with winxp pro and tried to get the laptop onto the internet. laptop does have a wireless card already and i can surf the net at home without a problem ( I am having problems sharing files and creating a netwrok at home but i digress).

i bought the linksys wrt54g even though i think i just needed a wireless access point. I tried confuring the router and connected the cable to one of the four ports on the router to a free slot on the firebox (as opposed to the internet port on my router since my internet is also going into the WAN connection in the firebox). i could get the router to configure. i was unble to access the internet. i tried manually configuring the router only to discover that the internet connection would deactivate once the router was attached to the firebox. i tried to trick the router and plugged it in only after getting the internet connection back on line.
the linksys manual asks to access http://192.168.1.1 and we i was finally able to get there, i was being asked my login and password for my SOHO6.
i then noticed that the system status page for the watchguard is http://192.168.111.1.

so it seems to me that there is an ip conflict and that is why i cant get the router configured. am i right?

and if so what can be done..


many thanks...
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Yes, your linksys router probably has a DHCP server enable on it by default.  You need to login to the linksys router at http://192.168.1.1 and disable the DHCP server.  You will need to disconnect it from your physical network that the SOHO is on to prevent the IP conflict.  After you disable the DHCP server you will need to change the IP address to something different or alternativly you can have the router itself obtain a IP via DHCP.  After you do that at a command prompt type the following two commands on your laptop:

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew

You should pick up an ip address from you SOHO router then and be up and running :)

-Microbolt
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