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My PC has a problem finding the Ip address. It changes to the alternate IP address and this is preventing me from configuring a Linksys BEFSR41 ethernet router. Please help.

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What do you mean by “finding the Ip address”? Also, what do you mean by “changes to the alternate IP address”? We need to know if you have a hard coded IP/mask and the address of the router.
If you are using DHCP and you end up with an address in a range you didn’t expect, you may have two DHCP servers running on the same wire. Many of the entry level/home routers and APs default to being DHCP servers.
I can’t really help you without more information.
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  • HatcherBob
    Assuming you using XP go to Start/My Network Places/Network Connections Right click on Local Area Connection Select Properties/Highlight Internet Protocol TCP/IP Select the Alternate Configuration tab. Make sure the Automatic Private IP address radio button is selected. Apply and OK all the way out. Reboot the system. Should work now.
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  • Dorrel
    Always start at the physical layer: is your cat5 cable plugged in and working properly? You should be getting a steady light on the router and (usually) on the back of the computer's ethernet card. If that's not working, nothing will work! If that's all good, then unplug the router from any other network so that all you have is your computer plugged into your router and that's all. Verify that the TCP/IP properties for your ethernet card (as descibed previously - right click on 'my network places' and double click on your ethernet card, then select TCP/IP properties) are set to 'obtain automatically'. If you aren't using XP, you will need to reboot after reconfiguring your ethernet card. Once you have received your address, configure your router by typing 192.168.1.1 into the address bar of Internet Explorer (or Mozilla).
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  • Dorrel
    Always start at the physical layer: is your cat5 cable plugged in and working properly? You should be getting a steady light on the router and (usually) on the back of the computer's ethernet card. If that's not working, nothing will work! If that's all good, then unplug the router from any other network so that all you have is your computer plugged into your router and that's all. Verify that the TCP/IP properties for your ethernet card (as descibed previously - right click on 'my network places' and double click on your ethernet card, then select TCP/IP properties) are set to 'obtain automatically'. If you aren't using XP, you will need to reboot after reconfiguring your ethernet card. Once you have received your address, configure your router by typing 192.168.1.1 into the address bar of Internet Explorer (or Mozilla).
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  • Sethmendoza
    Dude,YOur lincksys router comes with a setup wizard which helps you setup your router with ease, it even comes with demonstration on how,which and where to plug in respective cables. when you carefully follow that step then you can access the web based condiguration by Typing 192.168.1.1 on your web browser. Note that you need to reboot your machine after installation. If you dont have the file of the linksys setup wizard send me an email and I will send you a copy.
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  • Spadasoe
    As everybody says, start at layer 1 (cable). If the connection is good then the problem is elsewhere. By alternate IP I assume you mean Apipa, (169.254.x.x). You get this because your computer is set up for DHCP and can't see a DHCP server.IF the router is not supplying an address, I suggest you configure your computer with a static address 192.168.1.2, sm 255.255.255.0. This will put you on the router's default subnet. Then browse to 192.168.1.1 to run the router configuration.
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