I've recently experienced some weird network issues. I've read through the Home Network & Printer/File Sharing Post, but my setup isn't the same as this so i've placed this post in the hope that someone can help me sort this out. Everything has been working just fine up until about 2 days ago, when for some unknown reason, the connections were lost to all client machines? Main PC is still connected and working fine!
(All computers are running either XP home or Pro)
OK, my setup is as follows: I have a cable modem connected to the first port on my Host PC's motherboard (RJ45 cat5e), then the second motherboard port on the host machine is connected to a 4 port Netgear hub (supplying 1 laptop and 1 PC). i've added a seperate ethernet card to the host machine which connects another computer. Since losing connection i've tried and tried to setup the internet connections again but to no success. I've uninstalled all cards and re-installed them, no luck, tried connecting just a single connection to another PC with no luck, run the network setup wizard about 20 times on all machines (this is all i've ever done before and have never had any problems), but ultimately....nothing! nothing works whatsoever. I've currenlty got all machines connected the way they were before, all are showing as connected, but have no internet or file sharing abilities at all.
On the host machine (in the network connections) i have the main connection showing as connected and is working perfectly, then i have the other two connections showing up with a bridged connection betweeent the two of them. Everything seems correct and everything shows as connected. Does anyone have the slightlest idea as to what the problem might be, or a way of trying to set them up correctly again?
I've also forgotten which setting i should have the 4 port hub's switch on aswell, if i connect the Host cat5e cable to the 'link/Rx' port on the hub, does the button need to be in uplink or normal position?
I'm relatively new to setting up IP addressess etc, so for anything even slightly technical, could you please provide 'precise' instructions please .
Many thanks to anyone willing/able to help.
Edited by cks101, 01 January 2009 - 03:34 PM.