Re: Home networking trouble



Ross Moody
07-10-2005, 02:51 AM
This may or may not be germane. I have BellSouth DSL. It provided me with
Westell Modem. To work properly with my Linksys router, the modem must be
configured to the "Bridged Ethernet" mode. Check out
http://www.dslreports.com/faq/6323 .
Ross

"Mark" <Mark@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9BE47587-6CF9-4C5A-AB15-AD87EA801F0C@microsoft.com...
> Ok, where do I begin? I have SBC DSL service coming through a SpeedStream
> 5100 DSL modem. From there I am going to an older SMC Barrier 7004VBR
> router.
> Then I have one direct ethernet going from port 1 on the router to a
> desktop
> and port 2 is going to a wireless access point for a laptop.
>
> I could get it working, but it would not be consistent. It would always
> eventually stop working. So I read on some SBC forums to set up the modem
> under bridged instead of PPPoE on the Modem. I now have my username and
> password set on my router, and it does connect to the internet. The laptop
> will connect through the wireless access point fine and get on the net.
>
> The desktop however seems to be the main problem. Whenever I attemp to
> connect to the router, it will never grab an IP. It just constantly says
> "acquiring address" but eventually times out. It does the same with the
> DSL
> modem when directly connected to it. It won't grab an IP or even see the
> modem on the network.
>
> I can assign an IP to the desktop adapter and it will then see and connect
> to the DSL modem. But when I put the modem back on the router and connect
> the
> desktop to the router, it won't work. If I give the desktop an IP in the
> correct range of the router's it will say its connected, but I cannot ping
> the router. If, with the IP assigned" I try to repair the network
> connection,
> it will release, renew and everything else, but it brings up an error at
> the
> end saying it cannot register with the DNS server. I have tried using the
> router address, the modem address and the DNS server addresses SBC uses in
> the properties, but I still get the same error.
>
> To complicate matters, sometimes when the desktop is connected to the
> router
> and trying to access it, the laptop cannot access the router. It won't
> renew
> its ip either. Not until I dissconnect the desktop from the router will it
> work.
>
> Right now I have both the desktop and laptop connected to the net. The
> laptop is auto from the DHCP and the desktop has an assigned IP. They will
> not, however see each other on the network. I have made sure there are no
> firewalls on any of the connections. Both are sharing. Now the laptop will
> show the desktop's name on the workgroup, but when I try to access it, I
> get
> a "you don't have permission" error.
>
> I have since bought a new network adapter for the desktop and installed
> it,
> thinking the old one was going out. I still get the same problem with
> connecting. Even when the desktop is connected to the router by itself it
> will not see it or grab an ip even though I'm getting a connection light.
> It
> just keeps trying to acquire network address. I have also changed out
> chords.
>
> I thought of replacing the router, but my laptop connects to it fine.....
> when the desktop isn't trying to get an ip from it.


Re: Home networking trouble