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My son has a problem not getting a cosistant wifi signal in his bedroom so he uses another router wired to the gateway. The problem I have is that when I connect to the gateway his router issues me my IP address and I cannot access the internet. When his router is turned off I have no problem, the gateway issues the correct IP address and I can access the internet. I have this problem on all three distros that I use, two of which use Gnome Network Manager and one uses wcid. I have no problem at all with wifi connections just wired. The gateway address is and his router address is I assume there is someway to define a default gateway/route but as yet have not found it. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Have you considered disabling DHCP on the sons router? – tink Feb 20 '13 at 22:01
This doesn't have anything to do with Linux or Unix. This just IP. The same thing will happen wether you use Linux, Windows, OS X, OS/2, DOS, etc. – bahamat Feb 20 '13 at 22:05

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