Originally Posted by echomoon
Alrighty well I recieved my i6000 today and after uninstalling most of the crap they put on it, I was ready for the internet. I've basically tried every which way to connect with my modem that i currently use on the desktop and I get limited or no connectivity.
Does your cable modem include wireless? If not then you are seeing your neighbors' wireless networks.
If you have an ISP that does require the PC's MAC address to be registered then get a router that has the feature to clone MAC addresses.
1. On the desktop PC open a command prompt and run: ipconfig /all
2. write down the MAC address of the desktop PC.
3. unplug the ethernet cable from the desktop PC and plug it into the wireless router's WAN port.
4. plug a second ethernet cable into one of the router's other ports then plug the other end into the desktop PC.
5. turn on the router. wait about 30 seconds for the router to boot.
6. using your web browser, enter the router's setup. Go to the section for assigning the router's MAC address (note: this is not the same as the MAC address table for wireless PCs - which is found in the wireless setup).
7. enter the MAC address of your desktop PC. Save the changes. The router will most likely have to reboot itself for the change to apply.
You are done. The cable modem sees a connection (the router) with the registered MAC address. It does not care what PCs are connected to the router because all traffic that goes through the router will use the MAC address that you stored in the router itself.
Now you can set up the wireless part of the router and your i6000 should get to the internet with no problems.