Sharing DSL Connection

Spetsnazgg

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I'm sharing my DSL connection through a Netgear wireless router (it also has 4 cat 5 ports). So far, I have one "hardwired" desktop and one wireless notebook working off the notebook correctly (can share files, and can access the internet).

One of my desktops has a problem, it's also "hardwired", it can access network files and gets assigned an IP by my Cable/DSL router but it can't access the 'net.

Please help me!!! I've reinstalled windows and re done the setup network thing a couple of times to no avail.

What's wrong?
 

gpgofast

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Are you using PPoE for your DSL? Ensure that in your basic setup that "MTU" is set to "Manual" and start at "1492" for the size. Mine was set in "Auto" inadvertantly and had similiar symtems to yours. GP
 

Spetsnazgg

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Hey, thanks. Setting the MTU to 1492 seemed to have solved the problems of one of the computers, but there is still one computer that can't get online. Can't even accecss the router, although it can ping everything on the network and get a response.

This one can access network files but not the internet, and it's also a clean reinstall of windows.

I believe DSL is PPoE, all the other computers can get online with no problems so I don't think the router is configured incorrectly for DSL.

 

bpatters69

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Not sure if this will help you or not. I use BellSouth DSL which is PPOE based. I have a hard wired PC and a wirless tablet. Both can share files and access the net without difficulty........ after plenty of trial and error that is.

I also have a Wirespeed DSL modem which sits between the phone line and the router. I have a Netgear WGR614 or 614 wireless router. To get everything to work, I set up the Wirespeed Modem in bridged ethernet mode and I also disabled DHCP capability. I think I disabled NAT in the Wirespeed as well. My reasoning was I did not want to have both the router and Wirespeed Modem perfoming the same functions. Troubleshooting is also easier as I don't really ever need to mess with the Wirespeed DSL modem - just the Netgear router.

The last "fix" I employed was to always leave the DSL modem and Netgear router on. If I powered everythiing down, the Wirespeed DSL modem would initialize fine but the router would not. No biggie as I just had to go in and test the connection in the router.

HTH
 

Spetsnazgg

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Sorry!!! It's actually PPoA for MSN powered by Qwest.

I think I may have fixed it, I just replaced the Netgear Router with a D-Link switch.

Thanks anyways!