Compatibility Linksys WAG54G Router/ADSL Modem and Dell GXi and GxA PCs

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Mark Recht, Jan 11, 2004.

  1. Mark Recht

    Mark Recht Guest

    Just replaced a Netgear DS106 10/100Mb/s hub with a Linksys WAG54G
    wireless router/adsl modem.

    My Dell 8200 (Win XP) and Toshiba Libretto (Win 98SE) work fine when
    connected to the router RJ45 ports, but a Dell GXa and Dell GXi cannot
    even access the router console or be pinged from the router. The
    offending PCs are running Windows 98SE and I am using static IP
    addressing (192.168.1.10x) which all work happily together with the
    "normal" 10base10 hub.

    Wireless connection from another Windows 98SE Dell GXi with a Linksys
    WMP54G PCI card works fine as well.

    Another curious point is that if I connect the hub (with all the PCs
    still connected to it) to the router (using an RJ45 cross-over cable),
    the PCs still communicate with eachother as you would expect, but
    those that worked when directly connected to the router cannot access
    it when passing via the hub. So there seems to be some kind of
    compatibility issue between the older Dell GXa and Gxi PCs and Netgear
    Hub ethernet connections and the Linksys router.

    Anyone any bright ideas ?

    Thanks, Mark...
     
    Mark Recht, Jan 11, 2004
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  2. On the PC's, for each interface, force it to be 100Mbs/Full duplex.

    It would help if you told us whether the lights on the router
    believe that there is a system on the port.


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    Bob { Goddard }, Jan 11, 2004
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  3. Mark Recht

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    Just tried forcing 100Mb/s full duplex - still the same. The lights on
    the router show activity when the PCs are connected to it, but if I
    connect the hub to the router there are no indicators on either.

    Mark...
     
    Mark Recht, Jan 12, 2004
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  4. Mark Recht

    Mark Recht Guest


    Just tried forcing 100Mb/s full duplex - still the same. The lights on
    the router show activity when the PCs are connected to it, but if I
    connect the hub to the router there are no indicators on either.

    Mark...
     
    Mark Recht, Jan 12, 2004
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  5. Mark Recht wrote:
    [...]
    If you are connecting a hub and a switch it will possibly requires a
    crossover cable.


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    Bob { Goddard }, Jan 13, 2004
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