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Re: Networking Revisited

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Re: Networking Revisited

Hi

I've been quiet for the last couple of weeks trying to sort out my networking problem bt to no avail.

PC1 has the following setting;

Use the following IP addresses;
IP Address: 192.168.7.21
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Default gateway: 192.168.7.1

Use the Following DNS server;
Preferred DNS server: 212.159.13.150
Alternate DNS server: 212.159.11.150

PC2 has the following setting;

Use the following IP addresses;
IP Address: 192.168.7.22
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Default gateway: 192.168.7.1

Use the Following DNS server;
Preferred DNS server: 212.159.13.150
Alternate DNS server: 212.159.11.150

The LAN Setting in the Management Centre of the Router's Home page is set to;
192.168.7.1
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Get LAN address: Manual
IGMP: Disable

Both machines have the same network ID name.

PC1 can still access the internet but PC2 can't and neither PC can see the other when you try to view Computers ner me.

Funnily each computer's name (mike & lyn) can be seen from PC1 but PC2's files cannot be accessed at all. But PC2 just offers the error <name> is not accessible. The network path was not found. when you clik on 'Computers near me'.


Someone has said a crossover lead should be connected between the Router and the Hub switch whereas others have denied this to be so. Anyone care to give a definitive answer to this one, please.

Any other help in this would be great before I lose all my hair!

Thanks in sdvance


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Registered: 10-04-2007

RE: Re: Networking Revisited

> Hi
>
> I've been quiet for the last couple of weeks trying to sort out my networking problem bt to no avail.
>
> PC1 has the following setting;
>
> Use the following IP addresses;
> IP Address: 192.168.7.21
> Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
> Default gateway: 192.168.7.1
>
> Use the Following DNS server;
> Preferred DNS server: 212.159.13.150
> Alternate DNS server: 212.159.11.150
>
> PC2 has the following setting;
>
> Use the following IP addresses;
> IP Address: 192.168.7.22
> Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
> Default gateway: 192.168.7.1
>
> Use the Following DNS server;
> Preferred DNS server: 212.159.13.150
> Alternate DNS server: 212.159.11.150
>
> The LAN Setting in the Management Centre of the Router's Home page is set to;
> 192.168.7.1
> Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
> Get LAN address: Manual
> IGMP: Disable
>
> Both machines have the same network ID name.
>
> PC1 can still access the internet but PC2 can't and neither PC can see the other when you try to view Computers ner me.
>
> Funnily each computer's name (mike & lyn) can be seen from PC1 but PC2's files cannot be accessed at all. But PC2 just offers the error <name> is not accessible. The network path was not found. when you clik on 'Computers near me'.
>
>
> Someone has said a crossover lead should be connected between the Router and the Hub switch whereas others have denied this to be so. Anyone care to give a definitive answer to this one, please.
>
> Any other help in this would be great before I lose all my hair!
>
> Thanks in sdvance
>
>
>
> --
> Mike


Mike

See my reply on the other forum.

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RE: Re: Networking Revisited

You need exactly the same type of cable from hub to router as you do from PC to hub. A router is essentially just another network card in a prettier box and some software loaded to do other stuff (NAT etc).

Being as 1 pc will access the internet through the gateway thus proves that there isnothing wrong with the router/hub setup.

The problem obviously lies with the PC configuration. You might want to look on google for peer to peer networking with Win2k. Being as I have never tried this I wouldn't like to guess at how to do it even though I have a pretty good idea I might say something misleading and cause you more grief.
stonechat
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Registered: 30-07-2007

RE: Re: Networking Revisited

Hi
If using XP also make sure firewall is turned off

Bob