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2 Computers, 1 Router, Can you help me please?


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Yellowleader

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Hi, Me and my Step-brother are on 2 separate computers that we both built ourselves (they are very good builds might I add :whistling: ) We are both connected through a linksys WRT54G router and can connect to the internet and be browsing at the same time just fine. But when we want to play Jedi Academy (or any other game for that matter) at the same time, only 1 of us can be on at once. Usually I could solve this but I am dumbfounded as how to. I know it is because we have the same static IP address through the router but would anyone know how to make it so that we both have a separate Address yet connect through the same router. I tried running through a proxy but it didn't seem to work. Would anyone possibly have a solution to this problem.

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- Matt
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Can you change your connections to automatically detect settings? And make sure that the router has DHCP enabled to assign IP addys to both PCs.
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I thought about DHCP before hand and checked it and it was enabled. Now what do you mean by automatically detect settings? This part I am not clear on ... :whistling:
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What they mean is can you go into Network Connections and make sure the network adapters are configured to obtain IP information automatically. Its under the properties of the local area connection.

Once they are set to obtain automatically then they should try and get an address from the router.

If everything was already set to automatically get IP settings, then go to Start -> Run

Type cmd hit enter

type: ipconfig/release hit enter
type: ipconfig/renew hit enter

what happens then?
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HAHA, I forgot about going through CMD prompt. I didnt think about releasing it and then renewing it. I thought hte major issue was that we had the same gateway ... but I did release and renew it and now we have different IP addresses (X.X.X.100 and X.X.X.101)

Thanks a bunch guys, I completely forgot about command prompt and ipconfig :whistling: :blink:

- Matt
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Hey no problem, glad it worked out for you! :whistling:
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