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Topic # 23960 11-Jul-2008 18:44
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Hi

I have the common Broadband D-Link DSL 502T to get the net. Because I want to use the Ethernet to network my two computers together I am connecting to the DSL 502T via USB.

Both my computers have a working network connection and can share files.

But I cannot get the internet on the second computer..


Any advice greatfully received..

Cheers Possum..

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  Reply # 146957 11-Jul-2008 19:53
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Sup. 

So lets get this correct.....

You have 2 pc's and are trying to share the D-Link single ethernet port router to access the net?

OR are you using the USB to Router on one PC and networking via your (assuming here), network card to the other PC and creating a tunnel to the 1st PC for your net connection?


It is my understanding that the current router you have wont allow dual use of the USB and Ethernet. You may want to consider a broadband router with more than one ethernet port so you can connect both of your PCs.  May I suggest wireless?

 

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  Reply # 146960 11-Jul-2008 20:04
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Have you tried Internet Connection Sharing?




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  Reply # 146975 11-Jul-2008 21:32
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Hi

I found an unused switch and connected the two computers and the D-Link modem. It works, but it not really what I wanted.. But it may actaully be the best method short of having a D-Link modem with more than one port.


Thx for advice..


cheers Possum..

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  Reply # 147241 12-Jul-2008 21:37
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1) On the modem, enable DHCP - done by default out of the box. Dont worry if you dont know what it is, just skip the step.
2) Connect the modem to your ethernet switch
3) Set your TCP/IP and DNS addresses to automatic on each pc
    (win XP: Control panel > Network connections > Right click LAN > Properties > click TCPIP in list > Properties )
3) Connect the computers to your ethernet switch
4) Count to 20. Right click on the LAN connection and select status. On the support tab you should see an IP, and gateway of something like 10.1.1.x / 10.0.0.x or a similar number. The internet will then work on both PC's





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  Reply # 147307 13-Jul-2008 09:01
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Avoid using the USB port for connections, best to use the more commonly supported 100BaseT ethernet connection. Get a switch, a reasonable 5port switch will only cost $30, an 8port $5 more. This is the correct thing to do, USB ports on routers should be banned or reserved for print server if they must be their. Just about every router that has a USB port uses a different driver so interchangeability is a pain, further to that you can only extend the cable to around 5m and most only do USB1.1 so 48Mb/s if you are very lucky, as opposed to 100Mb/s upto 100m on Ethernet.

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  Reply # 148368 15-Jul-2008 23:33
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.... and the usb drivers for dlink router / modems supplied by xtra are very unstable




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