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How do I connect a Windows XP pc to a Apple MAC Airport router

Hello,

A friend asked me to connect his pc to the internet through his Apple router via wireless or cable. It picks up the wireless and connects but hangs on getting an IP address. Tried static IP it says connected but again it hangs on finishing the connection and nothing happens. Tried via CAT5 pretty much the same result. What to do?
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SteveIT ManagerCommented:
check the router's web interface and check the settings
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CompTroubAuthor Commented:
thanks I tried that that earlier through web browser using the gateway address but page was not found.
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SteveIT ManagerCommented:
have you tried via the mac using a wired connection
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CompTroubAuthor Commented:
no tried via MAC wireless also what would I be checking?
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strungCommented:
Check to see what wireless security has been set up. Perhaps the router has been set to MAC address authentification.
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CompTroubAuthor Commented:
as I said I can't get into the router any suggestions on that? Not working via cable either.
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CompTroubAuthor Commented:
any pecial way to log in the router perhaps a special port?
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shakermCommented:
To log in to the router you have to use airport utility for Windows http://support.apple.com/kb/DL954

If the PC was only having trouble with connecting through wireless, I would suggest you look at the channel the router's transmitting on.
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CompTroubAuthor Commented:
Please read my comments. I mentioned that I "tried via MAC wireless" not from Windows my question is: is there any special way to login to the time capsule (I think it is a T.C.)? I also mentioned that it can't connect via wire either.
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strungCommented:
There is no web browser access to an Apple Router. You have to use the Airport Utility Software, either from the Mac or from the PC.
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CompTroubAuthor Commented:
Thank you I wll check that. But what about wired access would that still bee affected?
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