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01-28-2003, 06:33 PM
Hello fellow enthusiasts
I recently connected two pcs via windows network in order to run two montiors using wideview. however every time the windows network is connected my dsl connection fails, namely the network connection to sbc pacific bell dsl. The cause seems to be a problem with the ip address of the dsl registered pc. works fine without the windows network connection. i'm running xp on one machine and win 2000 on the other, evreything else runs fine. Any ideas? thanks!
01-28-2003, 08:13 PM
I have cable modem attached to my lan through a router:
Cable/DSL modem ---> Router --->Switch -> Four Lines ->Computers
The router provides the IP addresses to all the attached computers on the inside LAN. The router also spoofs the IP address of the computer that was originally attached to the Cable/DSL modem. Therefore, all the Cable/DSL modem sees is the computer IP address it was assigned.
I also don't like the Windows Network software. It also takes resources away from other things, if it has to manage the LAN also. The router can do all those things and leave the resources to flight simulation.
I recommend you shop around for a router/4 port switch combination. If you think in the future you will use wireless get a router/4 port switch/wireless combination. Make sure the router can spoof the IP address.
01-28-2003, 08:51 PM
thanks this has been very enlightening. just one more thing. what if I am not interested in sharing the internet connection, only the network for fs2002, can i do that withou messing up my dsl? thanks -dre
01-28-2003, 10:42 PM
LAST EDITED ON Jan-28-03 AT 10:43PM (EST)[p]Well if you take Sieffert's good advice and get a router you can turn off port 80 to the other PC. There are dozens of other things you can do from going into IE security setting and have the users log on to use the internet (easy) to going into the MMC (Microsoft Management Console) and making changes there (not so easy).
>thanks this has been very enlightening.
> just one more thing.
> what if I am
>not interested in sharing the
>internet connection, only the network
>for fs2002, can i do
>that withou messing up my
>dsl? thanks -dre
01-29-2003, 01:57 AM
thanks for the advice guys. got it all working now. i borrowed a hub from a friend and am now running the network through it. i have not enabled internet sharing however b/c i fear it'll mess up the dsl.
01-30-2003, 06:32 PM
okay i thought i had it all working, but as is usually the case a new problem has arisen, or rather a variation to the old problem. i borrowed a hub from a friend and am running the network and dsl through it, but now when i connect wideview the dsl connection drops. what to do now?
01-30-2003, 07:49 PM
Reread my post, please! You need a router. You probably can use a router and a hub but the speed is cut vice using a router/switch.
Again, the router assigns the IP addresses for all computers and spoofs the IP address to the DSL Modem. Without the router, you would need to set IP addresses manually for each computer in the network area.
01-30-2003, 08:53 PM
I read and reread your msg and appreciate your help, I was just wondering if the router is necessary, i guess it is. I was hoping to save a little money during these trying times, esspecially since I was planning on getting a hardware firewall as well. namely a Dlink Dl-604 or 704 broadband router. Ok ay now i'm confused, is this firewall also a router, and I can I use for what you recommended? Forgive my ignorance, I'm still like a child who asks why the sky is blue as far as computers go. Thanks Again. -Dre
01-31-2003, 08:02 AM
the di-604 is about $40, it is a router, firewall, AND built in 4 port switch.. all you need in one box.
run yor main pc to the router, the uplink from the router to the modem, then run the wizard..when its all working plug the other pc (s) into the spare ports.
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3gig Intel + .. Size DOES matter
01-31-2003, 06:07 PM
And the sky ain't blue! Its azure!:-lol
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