routing demon ADSL connection with a Mercury ART514CX help!

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OK so i get my ADSL line activated and get home and connect up my new
ADSL
router/modem to my microfilter thats plugged into the phone
line....and it
doesnt work.

I'm with Demon.net and I've configured the router exactly as it should
be, with
the right VPI and VCI settings (whatever they are) and the
right encapsulation
method and all that. I've triple checked that my
ADSL login name and password
are correct, and they are. and i seem to
be getting something coming through
because the ADSL light on the
router is solid green and occasionally the data
LED flashes.

Also i have looked at the ADSL status pages when i connect to my router
and
things seem to be happening as numbers are constantly changing, such
as the
contention ratio, and some PPP connection seems to be active. it
says the ADSL
line status is SHOWTIME which i guess means good.

I have 2 PC's plugged into the router and they can communicate with
each other
fine, but as soon as i try and use something that needs the
internet, nothing
happens. web browsers instantly fail to reach
websites and i cant even do a live
update for Norton.

Can anyone suggest anything i might be doing wrong? im pretty sure ive
set up
the router correctly and ive triple checked everything. Demon
tech support were
useless they just said "we dont support routers" and
that was that.

Ive disabled all firewalls including the one on the router itself and i
am
running win XP SP2. The router in question is a Mercury ART514CX.


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