What am I doing wrong?

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by Sean Heenan, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. Sean Heenan

    Sean Heenan Guest

    Up until a few months ago I was using a crappy generic adsl modem/router to
    connect my 2 PCs and 2 laptops to the internet and each other. When this
    died I thought I would push the boat out and splurge £100 on a Netgear DG814

    Since installing this the pcs all connect to the internet but I cannot get
    them to network with one another.

    the network kinda looks like this:

    ? ? ? ?

    Main PC Wireless Access Point 2ND PC X-Box
    (XP) (98)

    2 Laptops with wireless cards
    (XP + ME)

    All connect ok but dont see each other. I have tried running the network
    setup on XP but it doesnt seem to work. I have also tried to assign each pc
    a static ip address ( etc) but this stops the
    computers connecting to t'internet completely.

    Any ideas folsk???

    Sean Heenan, Aug 12, 2003
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  2. Sean Heenan

    Marcus Fox Guest

    All in same workgroup? What IP's are they assigning, when left to do so

    Marcus Fox, Aug 13, 2003
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  3. Sean Heenan

    Mike Hughes Guest

    um, the default gateway or dns servers have nothing to do with local LAN
    stuff, (in most cases anyway) hes saying his local pc's cant see eachother,

    i would take a guess that these pc's can ping each other, is the netgear
    router multiport? are they plugged into that, just maybe router is
    filtering each port for netbios ports (most decent routers will firewall
    off netbios ports)

    but apart from that wild guess, without you giving us some more info, its
    near impossible to tell.
    Mike Hughes, Aug 15, 2003
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