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Cannot Network My 2 Computers.


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#61
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I have Direcway.....so my connection is

Satellite Dish to Modem

Modem to Hub

Hub to Host and Client


Sound right?
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Right you are :tazz:
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Host can connect to the internet, Client Can NOT
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Can you please post the ipconfig /all for both computers?
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HOST PC

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : moondogs
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 6:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : SMC EZ Card PCI 10 Adapter (SMC1208)

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-29-37-92-E8
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.123.129
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 5:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel® PRO/100 VE Network Connection #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-11-8F-01-59
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.2
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 66.82.4.8

Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, February 01, 2006 7:33:27 PM

Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, February 02, 2006 7:33:27 PM


CLIENT PC

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : TOMMYS
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : SMC EZ Card PCI 10 Adapter (SMC1208)

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-29-35-15-19
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 192.168.0.5
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :192.168.0.1
DHCP Server :192.168.0.1
DNS Servers :66.82.4.8

Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, February 01, 2006 7:33:27
PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, February 02, 2006 7:33:27
PM

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Everything looks fine -- unfortunately, your ISP must not support this option (you'd have to pay for an extra IP Address). Please try the steps I posted earlier to setup Internect Connection Sharing -- you will have to remove the hub, connect the modem directly to the HOST pc, and connect the HOST and Client pc to each other.
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Dang, it would be nice if their website would say something like that ..... they just have a page that shows how it's possible.

http://www.mydirecwa...way/network.jsp

I will go back and set it up the other way ..... if I don't get back to you tonight on
it I will follow your instructions for this type of setup and post the results. Thanks
Dan
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Okay Dan, Couple of things.

1. After your last message I contacted Direcway Support and they told me that there is no fee for me to use the modem to link 2 computers to the net. He asked if I was using a hub or router or switch and I told him I was using a Hub and he asked if ANY of the computers could connect and I told him yes. My PC could and my son's could not. He said that most likely there is a problem with the hub. So, just in case I picked up a Netgear 5 port switch and 3 new cables.

2. Before I try using that I thought I'd try ICS with MY PC as the Host and my son's as the Client as you suggested in post #57.

After the step "This computer connects directly to the Internet. The other computers on my network connect through this computer, and then press Next" I get the following (which seems normal)

network_setup_wizard_1.jpg

then (which seems normal)

network_setup_wizard_2.jpg

Then after turning on the file and printer sharing the Wizard starts to configure the setup and I get the following. (which is NOT normal)

network_setup_wizard_3.jpg



So, now what Boss?

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Well, we can just set it up manually, however first, try restarting the computer into Safe Mode with Networking, and then run the wizard, to make sure there is no software getting in the way (ie: Firewall). If you still get the message, then we'll have to do this the hard way.
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No Go Boss! Same error at the end.

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Okay :tazz:
Could you please just post the ipconfig /all from both computers again, and then I'll tell you what needs to be changed. I know I get you to post it alot.. but, oh well :) Humour me.
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Okay, now I have no green light for the Ethernet card where the cable plugs in. Would this mean that I now have a bad Ethernet card?

I am starting to feel like a Leper in a Hurricane.

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Okay, now I have no green light for the Ethernet card where the cable plugs in. Would this mean that I now have a bad Ethernet card?

Possibly. Can you ping the other computer? Can the other computer ping you?
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Host can not ping Client

request timed out

Client can not ping Host

request timed out

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Okay, then this could very well be a faulty Ethernet card, which would explain why you're having so much difficulty setting up a network. If you're sure the cable is plugged in properly, then it is probably a faulty card. There is no connectivity between the two computers. Do you have a spare card that you can use to test?
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