Network Problem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by jason2slow, May 10, 2003.

  1. jason2slow

    jason2slow Guest

    ok i have a linksys router and a cable modem, i don't know much about networking so i don't really know what to do except for plugging the cables to where their supposed to go. I only want to hook up 2 computers, (one is a WIN XP PRO, the other is WIN XP HOME). So yea if anyone could tell me what to do to set it up so both can go on the internet i would appericiate it.

    Thanks
     
  2. jason2slow

    jason2slow Guest

    ok i think i got it, but when the internet connection sharing icon comes up, it won't let me enable it, any ideas?
     
  3. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    You do not need ICS with a router, the router is the gateway, if you enable ICS you are in essence making your computer the gateway.

    There should be little to nothing to do to get Internet Access, so go into the LAN properties and make sure that the PC is set to recieve IP and DNS automatically.

    To share files make sure that Client for MS networks and File and Printer sharing is checked. Make sure that Server, DHCP Client, and Workstation services are set to automatic. Make sure the XP firewall is disabled. XP Home has NO security sharing files, so all that has to be done to share them is to right-click and share. Make suer the 2 PC's are in the same workgroup and that each has a unique name.
     
  4. jason2slow

    jason2slow Guest

    hmmm so in the linksys configuration i should put a check next to gateway or router when it asks how do you want it to function?
     
  5. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    It should be set as a gateway by default.
     
  6. jason2slow

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    ok i set them on the same workgroup, with unique names, but then i see the internet gateway and it won't let me enable the internet connection, if i try to enable it, it stays disabled
     
  7. jason2slow

    jason2slow Guest

    i just tried to connect the win xp pro directly to the cable modem, and there is no internet, but when i connect the win xp home directly to the modem, i get internet...anyone know anything about this?
     
  8. jdn

    jdn I'm trying

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    Do you see both computors on the network?
     
  9. jason2slow

    jason2slow Guest

    yes when i check my router configuration, under DHCP clients table, it shows both computers
     
  10. jason2slow

    jason2slow Guest

    but when i check under my network places and looked at the workgroup i could not see the other computer, what does this mean?
     
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    jason2slow Guest

  12. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    It's amazing how messy it gets when you try to use windows...

    This is how I installed my linksys with 3 computers:

    Plug modem into cable, plug router into modem, (assuming you have a 4 port linksys) plug computer(s) into the router ethernet connections.

    Turn on the modem/router (If you have messed with the router settings push the little recessed reset button on the case.)
    and then the computers. (I leave my modem/router up all the time so I don't have to worry about the sequence.)

    Open internet explorer and click tools, internet options, connections, lan settings, then check the "automatically detect button".

    That's all I had to do. Similar process to set up email accounts.

    Now if you want to start sharing files that's a whole nother thread.

    If you want to play games that can get messy for some games, trivial for others. Thats another thread too.
     
  13. jason2slow

    jason2slow Guest

    but thats what i did....:( and still no internet on either of them. maybe its the settings on them? anyone know the settings they should be on? and which computer should be the starting point the router's config?
     
  14. jason2slow

    jason2slow Guest

    very weird...i reconnected everything in the order you said to, and everything just started to work:D thanks to everyone who helped out i thank you a lot