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Highspeed Cable set up for 2 PC's using

By rwoods740 ·
I have 2 computers, main one using Windows XP, 2nd one using Windows Me. I had internet using ADSL with no problems using a hub for the 2 PC's. Switched to Cable today and main PC (windows xp) looked great with good internet connection. I later found that the 2nd PC using Windows Me is not connecting to the internet. I have confirmed with my internet supplier that 2 IP's have been released to the account. I assumed all settings would be identical from ADSL to CABLE. Anyone have any idea's? Thanks

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Highspeed Cable set up for 2 PC's using

by Loki777 In reply to Highspeed Cable set up fo ...

Have you tried start and run and typing in winipcfg and then doing a release followed by a renew?

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by RCOM In reply to Highspeed Cable set up fo ...

It would help to know more info. What error message is displayed when you attempt to go online.

What are your connection settings, DHCP or static IP, DNS, Gateway etc.?

You said that you have 2 IPs released to your account. Are you talking about actual static IP addresses or 2 user accounts? If you use static IP addresses you'll need strong security because your PCs will be directly open to outside connection. The IP addresses that are used for local are usually in the 10.x.x.x or 192.x.x.x ranges these would not be pingable outside of the LAN.

Try pinging local 127.0.0.1 then the other PC or the cable modem? To use ping just open a command prompt, type in ping follwed by the IP address then hit enter. If you can't ping local then you know you're not connected or there's an issue with the adapter or possibly the RJ45 cable.

I'd try connecting the cable modem directly to the WinME PC and see if it connects like that. If so at least you know the connection could work. Most people use a router with cable modems. The router has the connection setup in it and the computers use it as the gateway. Most routers will come with enough RJ45 connections to handle your setup so you won't need the hub. This is much more secure since the PCs are not visible behind the router which has a built in firewall.

What port is the cable modem connected to in the hub. See if it needs to be in the uplink port and/or that the port is switched as needed.

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