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Internet onnection on one dies when other computer boots

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Internet onnection on one dies when other computer boots

metis_atlantis
If anyone can help, I'd greatly appreciate it! I have two laptops, both are networked together (used to be one desktop and one laptop). When the first computer is connected to the internet through wireless and the second one connects to the wireless, the first computer's internet service is interrupted and anything being worked on is lost. Any thoughts? Thank you.
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    hmm

    TheVirtualOne

    are you using a router?

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    metis_atlantis

    Yes I am. What else do you need to know?

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    eastcoastkid

    Some ISP's will allow only one MAC address to access a router, such as Comcast or Cox. Depending on the level of service, i.e Home or Business, you may want to check with your ISP for any restrictions as such. One work around is to get the modem in pass through/bridge mode then use a broadband router/switch/WAP to manage the connection.

    I assumed that you have aready enable the DHCP and set it to allow more than one Client right?

    Einar Rowan
    Technical Support Specialist
    Enginuiti, Inc.
    www.enginuiti.com

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    -Q-240248

    check the wireless router's config. Maybe it's configured to offer only one-to-one translation and you have only one IP. What type of wireless device is it? Model?

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    metis_atlantis

    It is a Linksys Wireless-G 2.4 GHZ Broadband Router, Model WRT54G.
    Thanks.

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    metis_atlantis

    Multiple computers running through a router. All have XP except one which has Vista. When the Vista computer turns on, internet connection in all others is momentarily interrupted.

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    TheVirtualOne

    what version of the WRT54G is it?
    flip it over to read the label.

    here's a list of all of the Vista compatible routers http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_CASupport_C1&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1169671929625&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=2962527773B02#Compatible

    the standard wrt54g is on the list but the new and improved TCP/IP stack in Windows Vista falls apart when it encounters an SPI-enabled router.

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    metis_atlantis

    It's version 6, but again this only happens when the Vista computer turns on and not the other way around. Thanks.

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    TheVirtualOne

    It sounds like VISTA is messing with your router.

    Try a different router.

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    metis_atlantis

    Thanks for your help, I'll give it a try.

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    your.lit.teacher

    Hi there,

    I'm suffering from the exact same problem. Internet
    speeds are fast when it's just my Mac on, but when my
    brother turns on his PC (running XP), the internet
    connection for my mac just slows down dramatically to
    the extent that I can't even load a website.

    I've had the same problem with two different routers -
    first was a Netgear (piece of crap), and currently using the
    same Linksys router as yourself - WRT54G.

    Any luck solving this problem? What settings do I have to
    tweak?

    Thanks in advance for any help given..

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    metis_atlantis

    We haven't gotten around to trying another router and can't give you any more than that. Sorry, and good luck.

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    peter

    Do you connect to the wireless router by an ethernet cable or via a usb port?

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    OldER Mycroft

    Thereby leaving the wireless system for the XP machines.

    Also, Vista runs the wireless system in a completely different way (what else could you possibly expect?) including the methodology it uses to separate the individual wireless channels.

    Check what channel Vista is set to and set it to the opposite end of it's frequency range.

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    kler83

    I hope I can really help. Sounds like you have only 2 pcs right? xp vs vista. Were you able to configure the router properly?
    It's like this. Check if you place the ethernet wire from the modem to the router using the ethernet port. otherwise, only one pc can get online.Why vista gets the priority? because it has a lot of new features...including the IP version 6. So try checking where you insert your wire from the modem to the router. Please post so I'll try to search for more info for you...Good luck

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    kler83

    I hope I can really help. Sounds like you have only 2 pcs right? xp vs vista. Were you able to configure the router properly?
    It's like this. Check if you place the ethernet wire from the modem to the router using the ethernet port. otherwise, only one pc can get online.Why vista gets the priority? because it has a lot of new features...including the IP version 6. So try checking where you insert your wire from the modem to the router. Please post so I'll try to search for more info for you...Good luck

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    metis_atlantis

    Thank you for your suggestion, but magically the problem has disappeared since a visit by the Comcast man for an unrelated issue.

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    hmm

    TheVirtualOne

    are you using a router?

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    metis_atlantis

    Yes I am. What else do you need to know?

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    eastcoastkid

    Some ISP's will allow only one MAC address to access a router, such as Comcast or Cox. Depending on the level of service, i.e Home or Business, you may want to check with your ISP for any restrictions as such. One work around is to get the modem in pass through/bridge mode then use a broadband router/switch/WAP to manage the connection.

    I assumed that you have aready enable the DHCP and set it to allow more than one Client right?

    Einar Rowan
    Technical Support Specialist
    Enginuiti, Inc.
    www.enginuiti.com

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    -Q-240248

    check the wireless router's config. Maybe it's configured to offer only one-to-one translation and you have only one IP. What type of wireless device is it? Model?

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    metis_atlantis

    It is a Linksys Wireless-G 2.4 GHZ Broadband Router, Model WRT54G.
    Thanks.

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    metis_atlantis

    Multiple computers running through a router. All have XP except one which has Vista. When the Vista computer turns on, internet connection in all others is momentarily interrupted.

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    TheVirtualOne

    what version of the WRT54G is it?
    flip it over to read the label.

    here's a list of all of the Vista compatible routers http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_CASupport_C1&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1169671929625&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=2962527773B02#Compatible

    the standard wrt54g is on the list but the new and improved TCP/IP stack in Windows Vista falls apart when it encounters an SPI-enabled router.

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    metis_atlantis

    It's version 6, but again this only happens when the Vista computer turns on and not the other way around. Thanks.

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    TheVirtualOne

    It sounds like VISTA is messing with your router.

    Try a different router.

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    metis_atlantis

    Thanks for your help, I'll give it a try.

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    your.lit.teacher

    Hi there,

    I'm suffering from the exact same problem. Internet
    speeds are fast when it's just my Mac on, but when my
    brother turns on his PC (running XP), the internet
    connection for my mac just slows down dramatically to
    the extent that I can't even load a website.

    I've had the same problem with two different routers -
    first was a Netgear (piece of crap), and currently using the
    same Linksys router as yourself - WRT54G.

    Any luck solving this problem? What settings do I have to
    tweak?

    Thanks in advance for any help given..

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    metis_atlantis

    We haven't gotten around to trying another router and can't give you any more than that. Sorry, and good luck.

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    peter

    Do you connect to the wireless router by an ethernet cable or via a usb port?

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    OldER Mycroft

    Thereby leaving the wireless system for the XP machines.

    Also, Vista runs the wireless system in a completely different way (what else could you possibly expect?) including the methodology it uses to separate the individual wireless channels.

    Check what channel Vista is set to and set it to the opposite end of it's frequency range.

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    kler83

    I hope I can really help. Sounds like you have only 2 pcs right? xp vs vista. Were you able to configure the router properly?
    It's like this. Check if you place the ethernet wire from the modem to the router using the ethernet port. otherwise, only one pc can get online.Why vista gets the priority? because it has a lot of new features...including the IP version 6. So try checking where you insert your wire from the modem to the router. Please post so I'll try to search for more info for you...Good luck

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    kler83

    I hope I can really help. Sounds like you have only 2 pcs right? xp vs vista. Were you able to configure the router properly?
    It's like this. Check if you place the ethernet wire from the modem to the router using the ethernet port. otherwise, only one pc can get online.Why vista gets the priority? because it has a lot of new features...including the IP version 6. So try checking where you insert your wire from the modem to the router. Please post so I'll try to search for more info for you...Good luck

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    metis_atlantis

    Thank you for your suggestion, but magically the problem has disappeared since a visit by the Comcast man for an unrelated issue.