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By rovoco ·
I have a client with a simple local area Ethernet
network consisting of three desktop PCs, a Linksys
four port hub/router and a DSL Modem. One PC is
running Windows 2000, the second PC is running
Windows ME and the third is running Windows 98.
I can't change this due to licensing restrictions.
I have followed the network setup instructions
for each of the PCs carefully, allowing the router
to act as the DHCP "server", assigning IP addresses to each PC automatically. I have activated file and printer sharing on all PCs
and have verified that each PC can ping its NIC
card. The Windows 2000 PC is the only one that can
access the Internet. It cannot find the other PCs
on the LAN. The Windows ME and Windows 98 PC can
neither access the Internet nor can they find the
other PCs on the network. I have tested all the
Ethernet cables and all are good. The operating
systems on all PsC are running fine, with no
hardware conflicts. The DSL modem seems to work
fine, but only with the Windows 2000 PC. Any help
would be appreciated. Can't believe the solution
can be that difficult.

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by CptOmlly In reply to LAN Problems

It sounds like perhaps some of the machines are not getting their TCP/IP settings from the router's DHCP. Have you verified that the Windows98/ME machines are indeed getting DHCP settings from the router? My first step would be to IPCONFIG/ALL and verify that all machines have an IP address/subnet/default gateway from the router. Then try pinging the router. Post back with results, or email me through peer directory.

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by rovoco In reply to

Thanks. I found that the router settings were messed up.

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by aseem_kumar_2001 In reply to LAN Problems

The problem it seems with the assigning of ip address. Check if the gateway address and subnet masks are right.
Also it will be better if u assign static ip address as it will ease the administration problems.
Try pinging each pc from the other.
Also check for internet connection sharing.

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by rovoco In reply to

Thanks. I found that the router settings were messed up.

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by rnoldlucas In reply to LAN Problems

May be you did not put how many users will be connected to the router, first try to configure the Linksys DSL Router, by going to http://(device IP address) then click DHCP Server enable don't forget to put the Number of DHCP users to 3 or more and the Starting IP Address eg. 192.168.1.1 then apply changes. Consider restart your 3 PC and turn off your DSL modem and router. Start again and check the individual IP address if in order try the ipconfig in DOS command).The default Getway must be the Device IP Address.

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by rovoco In reply to

Thanks. I found that the router settings were messed up.

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by wlbowers In reply to LAN Problems

First the default gateway must be set to the address of the Linksys router.

Second all drives to be seen must be shared. On the win2000 machine create a new share for the folders you want.

Make sure the dsl modem is in the bridged mode if that is an option.

Hope this helps

Lee

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by rovoco In reply to

Thanks. I found that the router settings were messed up.

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