Networking ticking me off/IP question

Joyride

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I have been wanting to network 2 computers to share a cable modem connection.

I have a Linksys BEFSR41 router. I have connected it correctly many times but I have not been able to do a single thing with it.

1. I can't see one computer or the other
2. I can't surf the internet on either computer when its correctly hooked up.

I have a dynamic IP. But get this, when I connect my modem to my computer it says the IP is 192.168.2.67 the subnet mask is 255.255.255.0 and the gateway is 192.168.2.1. from experience this tells me those are IPs for a network correct?

But when I try out bothhere and here I get the same IP, 209.234.94.2 and domain name. What can I do with this number to get my connection shareable.

This has been driving me batty since November
 

dexter333

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You need to have that 209.x.x.x address in your router as the WAN ip address. Thoe 192.x.x.x addresses are the addresses of the computers inside your network. Make sure that you have Windows Networking installed. JackMDS probably has a link that he can give you that will show you how to configure your router and make it so your computers can see each other.
 

tm37

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Your router SHOULD Get the IP from your ISP and then ASSIGN IP's to the comps on the network (your computers).

Can You poing the Router?

Can You ping the other Comp from the frist computer?

IF you can Ping the router from a compueter (msdos or command ping 192.168.0.1) then your problem is setting up the router to connect to your ISP.

If you can't then you many have a problem with your network settings!

 

Joyride

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<< You need to have that 209.x.x.x address in your router as the WAN ip address. Thoe 192.x.x.x addresses are the addresses of the computers inside your network. Make sure that you have Windows Networking installed. Garion probably has a link that he can give you that will show you how to configure your router and make it so your computers can see each other. >>



I think I have Windows Networking installed. How can I be sure?



<< Your router SHOULD Get the IP from your ISP and then ASSIGN IP's to the comps on the network (your computers).

Can You poing the Router?
>>


How?



<< Can You ping the other Comp from the frist computer? >>


How?

IF you can Ping the router from a compueter (msdos or command ping 192.168.0.1) then your problem is setting up the router to connect to your ISP.

If you can't then you many have a problem with your network settings![/i] >>



Sorry guys I am a total numbskull when i comes to networking

I will make it worth your while somehow if i get this set up.
 

JackMDS

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First get some general knowledge by reading the following two links:

Assuming that you installed correctly one NIC in each computer.

You have to set the Network setting for each computer, and then enable the sharing.

It is impossible to describe the whole setting process on a BBS post; the following links will give you the info necessary to do so.

Since you did not post which OS you are using, you got them all.

Setting Up, Windows 98 / 98-SE.

Networking and sharing between computers.

Windows 2000 Network Card Installation

Windows 2000 / XP TCP/IP protocol.

Windows 2000 Network Sharing.

Windows XP Home Edition.

Windows XP Professional .

Windows XP Home Ed. Sharing Disks /Folders

Windows XP Professional Ed. Sharing Disks /Folders
 

tm37

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If everthing is connected Try pinging by going to Start->Acc->Command Prompt

Type "ping 192.168.0.1"

You should run four tests and SEE THIS!

If it says timed out then you know you system can't connect to the router!

If you pass check the router settings. Check the man sute to see if they have a walkthrough for YOUR ISP.



 

lowtech1

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1. Install TCP/IP protocol.

2. Assign a non-routable/private IP to the firewall internal NIC. This IP will be your internal Gateway, default is usally .254 or .1 on a 255.255.255.0 network (try 192.168.1.254)

3. Both client computers have to be on the same network (Workgroup or Domain). And, you could try any number between 192.168.1.1~.253

4. DNS is the internal address of your computer if you assign DNS on your router (try 192.168.1.254 or .1, or uses the DNS address of your service provider.

5. Printer & File Sharing if Win 9.x, or create Users & Share files WinNT-XP


Router:

External IP: 209.234.94.2 (DHCLIENT - Dynamic)
Network Mask: x.x.x.x (run winipcfg /all , ipconfig /all , or netstat to find out the mask & gateway IP)
Gateway: 209.234.x.x
DNS: x.x.x.x (provide by your ISP)

Internal IP: 192.168.1.254
Network Mask: 255.255.255.0


Workstation Network Configuration:

Client_001 Computer IP: 192.168.1.1 (or dynamically assign from router)
Mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.1.254 (same as router internal IP)
DNS: x.x.x.x (same as router internal IP if the DNS is config on the extern Nic, other wise use the DNS provider by your ISP)

Client_002 Computer IP: 192.168.1.2 (or dynamically assign from router)
Mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.1.254 (same as router internal IP)
DNS: x.x.x.x (same as router internal IP if the DNS is config on the extern Nic, other wise use the DNS provider by your ISP)

Client_003 Computer IP: 192.168.1.3 (or dynamically assign from router)
Mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.1.254 (same as router internal IP)
DNS: x.x.x.x (same as router internal IP if the DNS is config on the extern Nic, other wise use the DNS provider by your ISP)

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Client_253 Computer IP: 192.168.1.253 (or dynamically assign from router)
Mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.1.254 (same as router internal IP)
DNS: x.x.x.x (same as router internal IP if the DNS is config on the extern Nic, other wise use the DNS provider by your ISP)



 

lowtech1

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<< << Your router SHOULD Get the IP from your ISP and then ASSIGN IP's to the comps on the network (your computers).

Can You poing the Router? >>


How?
>>



It may help if you read the manual that came with the router.
 

Joyride

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Guys thanks for the help

I am just gonna look in the phone book and pay someone to do this

I don't have much patients (sp?) for this.

Thanks anyway.