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I'm having a little problem, we have a network in the Flats now, and there is one problem. I have set the network up good, and its working from my computer (of course lol) and yet when my mate upstairs try's to use the Internet, it says that page cannot be displayed and wont allow him to use the Internet.

How can I fix this?
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if he has access to the network, but not the internet, you may need a winsock xp repair. it's downloadable from several sites. if he doesn't have access to the network at all, then you've got a completely different problem. let me know if he can log on to the network, or not.
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Yes he can access the network, and my computer has just been redone (meaning re-installed the OS completely from scratch) and I have had no trouble with my computer on any net work. i have a 32 bit computer and my mate has a 64bit.

But with my mate can access the network but not the internet.
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Can he use a different program, such as a chat program (such as AIM/MSN, etc..)? If he can, then you have a problem specific to the IE.

Also, do you have the network setup to share the internet connection? It could be quite possible that it's not. You could retry setting it up, making sure to have it set to "Share Internet Conenction".

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and your network is set up...how?

the cable from your "mates" computer connects to...?

your computer connects to....?
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Can he use a different program, such as a chat program (such as AIM/MSN, etc..)? If he can, then you have a problem specific to the IE.

Also, do you have the network setup to share the internet connection? It could be quite possible that it's not. You could retry setting it up, making sure to have it set to "Share Internet Conenction".

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Im not sure if he can use any chatting software or not. I'm using that network setup wizard.

Yes the internet is on shared.
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and your network is set up...how?

the cable from your "mates" computer connects to...?

your computer connects to....?

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Network is using cables and a hub.

Both computers connects to the hub.
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In addition to this, the hub is a 8-port 10/100Mbps Qos Switch.

And if I have not told you all, that his computer is Windows XP Home 64bit and mine is Windows XP Home 32bit
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but is it a router?

from your description


cable==cable modem==hub==various pcs...

it is likely your isp allows only one connection per account...to get around this, you need a router with with NAT, which will give all pcs an internal ip address and maintain one external
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Telstra told me that they dont care about the internet not being networked and that they allow it.
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The external one is called the subnet mask

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Telstra told me that they dont care about the internet not being networked and that they allow it.

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they do not care if you network behind a router, but they are not going to give you multiple ip addresses.
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The external one is called the subnet mask

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that is completely wrong.

a subnet mask is a way to subdivide a network and is applied to ip address.
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I found out the reason for it not working. (not been able to share the internet)

Its because of the modem, it is only designed for one computer full stop. So I need to get a router or somthing.
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