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Help with home networking.

Discussion in 'All other topics' started by shivera, Jan 3, 2004.

  1. shivera

    shivera Guest


    I just bought a Linksys Network Everywhere wired four port router and
    two 10/100 network cards. I installed the cards and checked under device
    manager to make sure I had them installed properly. I got a ethernet
    cable and put one end into the card and the other into port 1. I got
    another ethernet cable and put on end into the card and the other into port
    2. Then I got another ethernet cable and put one end into my DSL modem
    and the other into the internet port. I put in the cd software it came
    with and when I got to the part where you put the host and domain name
    in, it was already filled out for me. I clicked next and it said it
    couldn't detect the router, or something. So I tried to do it manually. I
    applied the changes and continued. I restarted my computer and I tried
    to play games via LAN, but it couldn't find the host when I hosted the
    game. Neither of my computers can get on the internet either. On the
    back of the cards it has two lights one 100 and the other Link/Act. The
    100 is yellow, but Link/Act is green. My router has green lights for
    the two computers and the internet. I checked and my computer had the
    connection for the network. Please help me.


  2. pipex

    pipex Member

    Dec 15, 2003
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    Try here http://www.adslguide.org.uk/

    Has a how to guide and try www.ispreview.co.uk
    you will get plenty of help i think both lights should be green maybe a bad setting win xp has a firewall check your setting on both pcs.
  3. tcrouch

    tcrouch Member

    Dec 29, 2003
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    The first thing you should do is to make sure your router is configured correctly. You should be able to open up a browser on either/both pc's and type (linksys default) and get a login/password prompt. If you're not getting that, then you have something configured wrong on your pc's, most likely that dhcp is not configured. If you can get to your router, then try setting it to gateway/bridge mode. If it is already set to that, try switching to router mode and putting in the username/password info that you got with your DSL modem.

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