One of the XP PCs acts as a server for a shared internet connection.
I have set up the dns servers, ip addresses, default gateways etc. on the client PCs, and just after the server is loaded up, i can access the internet on the client PCs.
However, after 5-10 minutes, the client PCs can no longer browse the internet and I get the error message: Cannot find server or DNS error.
In the toolbar it still shows that the internet gateway is connected, and i am able to ping other websites on the internet. I can still file and print share with the other PCs on the network. I have also found that if I sign into MSN messenger, once I cannot browse anymore on the internet - I can continue to send and receive messages in MSN messenger!?!
In order to reconnect to the internet on the client PCs I have to restart the server - but this is not very practical to do every 5-10 minutes.
I would appreciate any help you can give. Thankyou.
Edited by UK Griff, 25 January 2006 - 01:42 PM.