2 Network Cards on one computer
Posted 02 February 2006 - 07:35 AM
Posted 03 February 2006 - 09:56 AM
the way i see it, it should have worked from the word go. but somehow it doesn't and i dunno.
any suggestions? any more information you need to re-assess the situation?
if you can't help, i dunno who can... so i'll be stuck
Posted 03 February 2006 - 09:59 AM
Posted 03 February 2006 - 10:01 AM
Posted 06 February 2006 - 08:19 AM
Well, I've never setup a home computer with two NIC's, however with servers I usually assign the following protocols:
Right click My Network Places...Properties. Right click on your LAN NIC. Under the General tab, you should have the following checked:
Microsoft Client for Networks
QoS Packet Scheduler
File and Printer Sharing
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Right click My Network Places...Properties. Right click on the Internet NIC. Under the General tab, you should have the following checked:
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) - nothing else
Right click My Network Places...Properties. Highlight the LAN NIC, then select Advanced --> Advanced Settings from the top menu for that window. This will check the bindings.
The LAN NIC should be displayed first, followed by the Internet NIC. If not, move the LAN NIC to the top of the list.
The LAN NIC should have File and Printer Sharing bound (checkmarked) to the TCP/IP Protocol.
The LAN NIC should have Client for Microsoft Networks bound (checkmarked) to the TCP/IP Protocol.
The Internet NIC should be bound to TCP/IP only (no other protocols or services).
However, things might be different in a home environment... I'm not sure
this was a response for dang one of our networking guys (i'm good with corporate stuff..home networking messes with my brain very badly)...the general concensus is that...using two nics in a home network will cause more pain than good...it may be easier just to go with the single nic router deall...
Posted 07 February 2006 - 02:11 AM
Workgroup is not accessible. You might not have permissions to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.
The list of servers for this workgroup is currently unavailable.
That is the error i'm getting, hopefully it is a big step forward and it's only a minor detail to get me onto the network. i don't know much about permissions, so a bit of help would be really appreciated. i dunno which permissions and where they are so.... yea
I jus wanna thank you guys for all the help you've given me, especially dsenette. thx man, you've been a great help i i've learnt heaps from what you've said in this thread and others. keep up the good work.
Posted 07 February 2006 - 07:24 AM
do start> run \\<other computer name> and see what happens...if it gives you a "cannot find" or something like th at
try \\<other computer's ip address>
Posted 07 February 2006 - 08:29 AM
this was the error i recieved:
no network provider accepted the given path
i tried both //name and //IP with both the same result
Posted 07 February 2006 - 08:31 AM
can we attempt the network setup wizard one more time?
Posted 07 February 2006 - 08:34 AM
i'll post my results in a sec
Posted 07 February 2006 - 08:50 AM
still no effect, so i checked the IP address of them all.
computer 1 : 192.168.0.1
computer 2 : 169.254.178.154
computer 3 : 169.254.254.146
all are on the same workgroup
it looks like the switch has given 2 and 3 IP's but the first one doesn't match
should i give them all new static IP's?
Posted 07 February 2006 - 08:53 AM
they were originally 10.something addresses...soooo...i'm gonna say let's give the lan static ip's...let's make the LAN all 10.something and the internet one needs to be 1.something because your router is 1.1 correct?
Posted 07 February 2006 - 09:05 AM
the LAN ip's are now:
computer 1: 192.168.10.1
computer 2: 192.168.10.2
computer 3: 192.168.10.3
computer 1 is still not working. pinging won't work, \\name, \\IP won't work either.
i've gotta get some sleep, but 2morrow i'm gonna check the physical connections and maybe change the port computer 1 is using on the switch.
cheers for the help 2day
Posted 01 March 2006 - 01:48 PM
Posted 27 June 2006 - 11:40 PM
i have now run an extra cable in the roof of our house for the router to plug into. so i'll just refresh you and myself of the situation now.
i have 4 computers at home.
i have one switch in the roof.
i have one router used for internet connection.
each of the 4 computers are located in a different room, and so there is one plug on the wall in each of the room for the LAN cable to plug into. There is also 1 extra socket on the wall in 1 room for the router to plug into.
each socket goes to a port on the switch, which is located in the roof.
i use the router as a dhcp server, so it jus assigns IP addresses to each computer that connects to it.
now, here's the deal. 3 of the computers work fine and will be given an IP address and can connect to the internet. its the number 1 computer that doesn't want anything to do with it... this computer doesn't connect to the router at all and reverts to an automatic private IP address. the connection says it's connected, but i can't ping anyone on the network.
here's a few things i've tried:
1. i've made sure that the cable going from the computer to the socket, the socket on the wall, the cable going from the socket to the switch, and the port on the switch are all working. they all work fine
2. i've tried using the windows network wizard. its practically useless...
3. i've changed all IP addresses to static, and tried to get connectivity from there
4. i've tried two different working NIC's in the number 1 computer, but both show the same problem
5. i have recently purchased a new hard-drive and installed a fresh copy of windows (should eliminate software interferrence), but stilld didn't work.
6. i've connected the computer directly to the router, which does work.
it seems to me that this 1 computer is having some kind of conflict with the switch that i'm using... i don't know how, but it seems that way... if i bypass the switch, then the internet will work (still can't connect to LAN as i need to use the switch). even with the fresh install of windows sp1, it still doesn't work. so to me, it pointing to the hardware...
you've helped me before with other things, and have always come through (thx 4 that)
please please please try help me out here
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