I'm helping a friend set up his home network of 4 desktops, 1 laptop, and a network printer using a Cisco 2900 series switch. My knowledge of networking is very limited, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
We've hard wired everything, and all the computers connect to the internet, but we can't get the PC's to see each other. They're all running XP, and we've run the Network Setup Wizard over a dozen times, but we still can't figure it out.
He's using Shaw Cable, and is on their Small Office/Home Office plan, which allows upto 5 IP addresses, and all the PC's have been assigned their own IP's.
The modem is plugged directly into the switch. The PC's are all connected to the switch, and the printer is connected to the switch - am I missing something? Would we be better off using a 6-port LAN router or hub?
I thank anyone in advance.