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Typical Windows XP (Pro) Computer Configuration

SET UP YOUR COMPUTER BEFORE SETTING UP THE COMTREND DSL ROUTER.

Click means to depress and release the left mouse button a single time. Right click means to depress and release the right mouse button a single time.

  1. Click On “start” in the lower left of your screen.

  1. Click on “Control Panel”

  1. Under Pick a Category Click on “Network and Internet Connections.”

  1. Near the bottom of the window underneath Pick a Control Panel Icon, Click on “Network Connections.”
  2. Using the right mouse button click on “Local Area Connection.”

  1. On the small pop-up menu, click on “properties”

  1. In the Local Area Connection Properties window, Click on “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)” to highlight then click on the “properties” button immediately below.
  2. in the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window, under the general tab, click on the circle next to “Obtain an IP address Automatically.” Then click on the circle next to “Obtain DNS Server Address Automatically.” You should now have a dot in each of these circles and the boxes should be blank.

  1. Click on “OK” at the bottom of the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window.
  2. Click on “OK” at the bottom of the Local Area Connection Properties Window. (The window may take a minute to close.)
  3. Close the Control Panel window.
  4. Your computer should now be properly configured to work with the Comtrend ADSL Router.

Your version of Windows may not follow this exact procedure. The desired result of the setup procedure is to set your Network Interface Card to Obtain an IP Address Automatically and Obtain the DNS Server Settings Automatically. If this procedure does not work for your operating system or if you are not comfortable with this procedure, please consult a qualified computer technician for help. If you are not using the Windows operating system contact a technician familiar with your operating system for the setup procedure.

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Important Internet Explorer Steps

Start Internet explorer, then…

  1. Left click on “TOOLS” then left click on “INTERNET OPTIONS”
  2. In the Internet Options Window, left click on the “CONNECTIONS” tab along the top of the window.
  3. Just below the Dial-up and Virtual Private Network Settings box, left click in the circle next to “NEVER DIAL A CONNECTION” there should be a dot in that circle only at this point.
  4. Go to the bottom of the window to the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings box. Left click on the “LAN SETTINGS…” radial button.
  5. In the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings window YOU SHOULD HAVE NOTHING SELECTED. All boxes should be blank. If you have boxes checked or with writing in them, delete it. Once all settings are blank, click the “OK” radial button in the lower right corner.
  6. Click “OK” in the Internet options Window.

Internet explorer is now ready for DSL!

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Configuring Windws 2000 for DSL service

To configure Windows 2000 for DSL service, you must first make a local area connection.

Typically, windows 2000 will detect your network adapter and automatically create a local area connection. You will need to make sure that connection exists and is configured correctly.

Single left click on “START” at the desktop, then single left click on “SETTINGS”, then single left click on “CONTROL PANEL”.

Inside the control panel window, double left click on the “NETWORK AND DIAL-UP CONNECTIONS” icon.

Make sure that a “LOCAL AREA CONNECTION” or “LAN” icon exists. If no such icon exists, STOP HERE, your machine either does not have a properly installed network adapter or has a malfunctioning network adapter. Please contact an authorized computer technician for help. If the icon exists then you may proceed with the installation. (NOTE: your local area connection icon description may have other words or numbers in the name, it should at least have local area connection or LAN somewhere in the description.)

Single right click on the “LOCAL AREA CONNECTION” icon then single left click on the “PROPERTIES” on the pop-up menu.

In the local area connection properties window on the general (or networking) tab, slide the click and drag the “SLIDER BAR” down until “INTERNET PROTOCOL (TCP/IP)” displays in the window.

Single left click on “INTERNET PROTOCOL (TCP/IP)” to highlight it, then single left click on “PROPERTIES” below it and to the right.

In the TCP/IP PROPERTIES window, single left click on the circle next to “OBTAIN AN IP ADDRESS AUTOMATICALLY”. Below that single left click on the circle next to “OBTAIN DNS SERVER ADDRESS AUTOMATICALLY” . You should see a dot in both of the two circles.

Single left click on “OK” in the TCP/IP Properties window, then single left click on “OK” in the Local Area Connection Properties window. Close all the remaining open windows until you are back at the DeskTop.

Proceed to set up Internet Explorer.

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