How to run dual LAN ports on NForce 2

MogyBear

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I have an MSI K7N2 Delta ILSR, and it came with one onboard ethernet port. I installed a separate ethernet card, but I can not get it so that my computer acts as a router. I know this is a standard feature of the NForce 2 southbridge, but I can't seem to get it to work. I can RECEIVE signals on both ports, but I still can not get it to work as a router. Any suggestons? Thanks.
 

gunrunnerjohn

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I've never hard of this before, but let's assume for the moment that it's routing ability is fact. I suspect it would ONLY apply if the MB was designed with two NIC's on-board, otherwise how would the chipset have any idea where the other NIC was?
 

foshizzle

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I'm pretty sure that there aren't any motherboards with a built-in router. When you use a computer as a router, all of the routing is usually done in the software.
 

thatbox

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If I'm understanding you, you want to basically:
NETWORK/INTERNET-->NForce2-->Second comp.
I have an A7N8X Deluxe and ran this setup for a while. I thankfully got to use XP to do it (so what if its a letdown overall, its got easy network setup capabilities). Its as easy as looking at your network connections. Heres the deal, if interpreted the problem correctly:
Picture of my Network Connections, with play-by-play
Sorry if i went off in the wrong direction.

Edit: Of course, this means the first comp must be on. Ive never heard of it any other way...
 

JBT

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the only nforce 2 that can do this is the ASUS A7N8X DLX You must use the 3com as the NIC basically all it does is convert patch cable into a crossover. I don't think other nforce2's can do this.
 

MogyBear

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Thanks for the help. thatbox, I see exactly the screen that you showed me. The only problem is that when I plug the other port in, it still shows as being disconnected. Oh well.
 

mboy

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You need to use winodws built in ICS to have your PC do routing functions.
My advice, dont do it, go and buy a 425 router. You are MUCH better off for too many reasons to get into.