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I have 2 computers and xboxlive set up. Computer and xbox in same room WORKS fine everything is ok. I have another computer connected to the router in a different room. Whenver the other computer turns on, it kills the internet connection. I have had a linksys router i thought it was the problem, so i bought a new router a Zyxel p334w and it still does it. I am assuming the problem has to do with 1 connection interfereing with something. I dont nkow how to fix it. Can someone please help me :tazz:
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We had the problem with viruses loading the communication link, they just flood the network. check your system for any viruses and make sure you have the latest anti-virus patches.

Maybe that's not the reason but that's something I have gone through personally on a much larger scale.
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check and make sure that none of the devices have the same IP address.
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how do i do that? i am just starting to learn how to do all this networking stuff, i am a newb at it. If anyone could help it would be great. I was thinking it may be that they are aon the same ip addy. I had to port forward my xboxlive becuase it was having problems connecting.
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im not sure how to do it on the xbox but on a windows pc if you open a comand prompt (run > cmd) then type Ipconfig /all on each of the machines this will show your ip address...if you're not sure what you're reading post the results in here and we will look at it
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all ip addies are different from .33 .34 and my xbox is portfowarded to .35

Main computer is 192.168.1.33
Second computer 192.168.1.34
xbox is 192.168.1.35
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this might be a reach but check the port on the router that the offending pc is attached to and make sure it doesn't say anything like uplink or anything like that.
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sorry for not knowing, but how do i check on the port for the 2ndary computer?
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well i mean physically look at where the wire is plugged into the router from that computer..sorry
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yeah, its all plugged in right.
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and the port doesnt have words near it that say uplink or anything special?
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Could it be say msn messanger on 2 computers that causing the problems? thats the only other thing i can think of, the other computer which is my sister has msn on it, and mine is on as well.
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no that shouldnt make a difference
unless one is configured wrong. turn msn messenger off on the other one and give it a try
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nope, its a Zyxel p334w router. It was happening with my old linksys router. So i replaced it, but its doing the same thing. Has to be something conflicting to make this happen. Doesnt happen when i play xbox only when she turns on her computer.
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Or is there anything i had to configure on her computer after installing the router? i didnt do anything to hers.
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