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moondog830

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Hello,
I have 2 Desktop PCs. Both run XP (does it matter which version?) Mine is connected to the internet. I have a hub and the proper cable. For some reason, the "OTHER" computer can't use the internet "THROUGH" mine.
Both computers can ping the other....but still can't. I'm not sure what other information anyone might need to help, but I'd be glad to provide it to you.

thanks in advance

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is the computer connected to the internet on usb ?

share the existing internet connection by "internet sharing"
that will give your networkcard (that is connected to the other pc a 192.168.0.1 adress:

on the other pc use a adress in the same range like:
Ip: 192.168.0.2
mask : 255.255.255.0
gateway : 192.168.0.1

dns: 192.168.0.1

try then again
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i've done all that you said and it still doesn't work....is there more information I need to give you?

I have a hub with both computers connected through that.

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can you ping the internet pc from the second pc?
open a command line and type:
ping 192.168.0.1

does it reply?
are your firewalls turned of? microsoft firewall ? zonealarm? mcaffee?
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Yes, both PCs can ping the other AND receive.....also...the little LAN connection icon next to my internet icon in the bottom right tool bar tells me when the other one connects.

The only firewall I use currently is the MS one and when I try to connect them, it is turned off.

Edited by moondog830, 09 June 2005 - 02:35 PM.

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Howdy and welcome to G2G:

The only time you would try to have one system use another as a gateway is when both systems are connected directly via a cross-over cable..

Just for clarification, I am assuming your broadband modem is connected to the uplink port of the hub and the other two systems are connected to the hub in two different ports.. correct so far??

If that is the case, then neither system needs to have TCP/IP addresses assigned.. Just setup the LAN to use DCHP instead!!

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Murray,
Maybe it's my Adult ADD kicking in, but i'm sort of feeling lost here.

1. MY computer is hooked to the net through dial-up. (we live in the county)
I want the kids to be able to use the net when I'm working at my desk without
me having to give up MY computer OR unplug from the wall and plug the other
in every time. Barring that, I'd like to kick my kids' butts in Counter Strike or
any other game we could play "LAN" style.

2. What I have for a hub is a CentreCOM MR420T Micro Hub / Repeater. There
is no "uplink" port....just 4 ports in the back. Both PCs are plugged into the
back of the hub.

3. DCHP ??? Now you've really lost me.

Now, tell me what I'm doing wrong ..... please :tazz:
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Nothing wrong.. In my post I "assumed" you may be connecting via broadband..

Now I know it is dialup..

Are you using NIC"s and cat5 cable to connect each system to the hub??

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Cat 5 cable from each computer to the hub...yes.

NIC's ? Network Interface Cards? (just a guess) if so, yes!
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The jacks are a little bigger than a modem jack.. Make sure you aren't pluging the cable from the hub to PC2 into a modem..

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Okay, gotcha....right...those are hooked up correctly
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Okay.. now go into each system and click on the My Networks folder.. Highlight the LAN connection, right click and select properties..

Now, set the TCP/IP address on the first system to 192.168.181.1

Set TCP?IP on second to 192.168.181.2

Subnet mask for both should be set to 255.255.255.0 .. make sure both systems have uniques names and belong to the same workgroup!!

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Sorry to seem so inept, or slow, but "My Networks" folder is located where?

I can go Start/Control Panel/Nework Connections and see my LAN connection.

Mine is named LAN Connection 4 while my son's is LAN Connection 2 (does this matter)

We changed our IP addresses from 192.168.0.1/.2 to 192.168.181.1/.2 respectively. How do I verify what workgroup each is on?

And apparently we're NOT in the same workgroup......so, that is a problem correct?

Edited by moondog830, 10 June 2005 - 11:33 AM.

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i believe that MS only allows internet sharing when you use the 192.168.0.1 adress that will defauklt be assigned when you enable the sharing. (rightclick the dail up connection and find the internet sharing tab.

(or am i wrong here ) ?
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Well, then mine is different as I use the one's I gave and works like a charm.. It defaults to that but you can change it!! :tazz:

And yes, not being in the same workgroup is a major problem.. Just change the workgroup name in one of the to that of the other system!!

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