Help! Need to configure router.

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  1. 2xPutt

    2xPutt New Member

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    alright, I'm very new to this and need help. I bought a router so I could hook up my Xbox360, but there are so many stupid fucking steps to set up the router so that I can even be on the internet. It asks me for the following:

    Internet Type
    IP Address
    Subnet Mask
    Gateway
    DNS 1
    DNS 2

    what do these mean? how do I figure out what Internet type I have? I think I know the IP (it is on the very first sheet I ever got from the ISP when they hooked my cable up)... where can I find the others and do I even need all the #s? thanks in advance for helping out this noob :o
     
  2. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Unless you're paying for a business account, you probably have a dynamically assigned IP address. So set Internet Type to DHCP or automatic or something like that and the router will get an IP address and all the rest from the cable company.
     
  3. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I'm uploading a walkthrough for you.
    It's a 25mb walkthrough, and it's only uploading at 35k/sec.

    Give me about 10 minutes, I guess.
     
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    thanks! I did the DHCP and it all set itself up! thanks!
     
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    :sad2: sorry man, I figured out how to get it set up, just using the DHCP thing. thanks for the help. if it makes ya feel better, you can finish the upload and i'll go over it :hs: thanks though! I appreciate it
     
  6. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    It's no problem. Glad you got it worked out.
     

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