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kingbeau

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#11789 12-Feb-2007 01:38
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Hi everyone.
I'm trying to connect my daughter's computer to the internet via my own computer as a host.

I have a network cable from my broadband modem to a network card in my computer... then from a second network card I have a crossover cable running to a network card in my daughter's computer. This is a configuration I've used several times in the past (with different computers) with no problems.

I can access the internet from my own computer, but on my daughter's I get no access to the internet (or file/printer sharing) and get the error message "Limited or No Connectivity". When I click on the REPAIR CONNECTION option I get the following message "Windows could not repair the problem because the following action could not be completed: Renewing your ip address".
Googling the problem brings up thousands of pages offering the same solutions i.e. downloading a sp2 patch or another winsock fix, disabling the firewall, releasing & renewing the IP address but none of these make any difference.

I've tried connecting my daughter's computer directly to the modem and it connects to the internet no problem. It just won't work as part of the network. I've swapped all the network cards around, updated drivers etc but it always comes back to "limited or no connectivity" after a short time of trying to aquire the IP address.

Does anyone have any advice they can offer?

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#60484 12-Feb-2007 07:07
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Welome to Geekzone... It does sounds like a firewall problem, or misconfiguration. How are you configuring this connection (Bridge, ICS, NAT32)?





 

 

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  #60485 12-Feb-2007 07:50
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Perhaps you are just not getting an IP address?

Whats your modems internal ip address?

If its 192.168.0.1
and your pc is 192.168.0.2
then set a static ip for daughter of 192.168.0.3

copy the subnet mask and gateway from your local area connection 'status'

Once you have done this, try pinging the modem....

START > RUN > CMD

c:\ping 192.168.0.1 (or whatever the modems ip is)


No ping = no route, and back to freitasm above... have you bridged the connections in your machine?

Personally I never bother doing that... a 39 pound router would make life soooo much easier....







 
 
 
 


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  #60489 12-Feb-2007 08:21
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Thanks for the answers guys - just wish I could understand them, lol.

Freitasm - I'm not sure what you mean by configuring... lol
I have to configure things??
Sorry if I sound REALLY ignorant but the last time I done this, I made all the connections, ran network wizard on both machines, and that was that. Easy.

Tonyhughes - I get what you're saying, and I know how to manually set the IP address on my daughter's computer - but how do I find out the IP address of the modem and my own computer?

Thanks again!



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#60491 12-Feb-2007 08:42
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You need to configure the access... Either you use ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) or Bridge connections.

ICS requires specific IP addresses to be configured in the host NIC (the one connected to the Internet) and automatic addresses on the client NIC the ony the other computers will connect to),

Bridge requires you to configure all NICs or use DHCP.

If you are not sure, a cheap router would do this out of the box and save you your precious time.






 

 

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  #62718 4-Mar-2007 16:07
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I'll have to with the "purchase a cheap router" option too. I've come across this many times and the only option being getting rid of the crossover cable and putting both machines directly into the router...

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  #62787 5-Mar-2007 00:01
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Hi and thanks for all the replies.

How would that be set-up then? (I've never used a router)
I'm guessing from my modem into the router, then from the router (using standard network cables - not crossover?) to both computers?

Thanks in advance,
Steve

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