Internet onnection on one dies when other computer boots

By 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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by TheVirtualOne In reply to Internet onnection on one ...

are you using a router?

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Using a router?

by metis_atlantis In reply to hmm

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

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by eastcoastkid In reply to Using a router?

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.

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by -Q-240248 In reply to Internet onnection on one ...

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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Type of Router

by metis_atlantis In reply to uh..

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

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Re-write of problem

by metis_atlantis In reply to uh..

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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I hate Vista

by TheVirtualOne In reply to Re-write of problem

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

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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What version?

by metis_atlantis In reply to I hate Vista

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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All I can say is...

by TheVirtualOne In reply to What version?

It sounds like VISTA is messing with your router.

Try a different router.

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Thank you

by metis_atlantis In reply to All I can say is...

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

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