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somebody
27-03-2004, 08:30 AM
Recently we connected to Jetstream.

We purchased a DSE ADSL Router, and plugged it in and set it up. Before Jetstream was actually connected, it functioned perfectly well as a network switch, the only problem being WinXP didn't like the IP range 192.168.1.x, so I manually changed it so the router was 192.168.0.1, and the 2 PCs to 192.168.02. and 192.168.0.3. This solved the network problem, and I could resume using file/printer sharing etc.

Then Jetstream was connected. I retained the same settings on both PCs (to grab an IP from the DHCP on the router), but one decided to grab a strange IP address along the lines of 125.183.43.92, so I manually set that to 192.168.0.3 to make it able to access the internet. The problem is, my home network still does not work. The IP addresses are: Router: 192.168.0.1, PC1: 192.168.0.2, PC2: 192.168.0.3, subnet masks alll 255.255.255.0.

Any ideas?

ilikelinux
27-03-2004, 08:49 AM
is the gateway set to 192.168.0.1 on the pc's?

beama
27-03-2004, 08:56 AM
does not work covers a lot of sins

can they see each other on the network
is each one able to access the internet through the router
check the work group make sure they belong to same work group
Do any or all of the pcs use a software firewall (Dont forget xp has its own built in) if so check their settings.
These are the first things that spring to mind on my first cup of coffee

Susan B
27-03-2004, 10:50 AM
I had the same problem but darned if I can remember exactly how I fixed it. :-(

I know that I ran the Win XP Network Wizard which stuffed all my settings up so I had to go back and reset them and after that it worked! :O

Try using 192.168.1.1 for the router and 192.168.1.2, 192.168.1.3, etc for the other PCs again. I do know that my network didn't like that prior to ADSL coming online but after I got connected it accepted it. It was weird.

Susan B
27-03-2004, 10:52 AM
Oh, and like ilikelinux said, make sure the gateway on all the PCs is the router's address.

ugh1
27-03-2004, 12:55 PM
Did you have internet sharing enabled before installing the new ADSL router?
If so check it is turned off.

Also you may need to run the network setup wizard to reconfigure net access via the LAN.

somebody
27-03-2004, 07:42 PM
> does not work covers a lot of sins
>
> can they see each other on the network
No

> is each one able to access the internet through the
> router
Yes

> check the work group make sure they belong to same
> work group
Yup - both have same workgroup, different computer name

> Do any or all of the pcs use a software firewall
Both use NIS2003. You were right - yes - I had set the "Allowed IP" range different before I had ADSL. Thanks for your help.

whiskeytangofoxtrot
27-03-2004, 11:43 PM
> the router), but one decided to grab a strange IP
> address along the lines of 125.183.43.92, so I
> manually set that to 192.168.0.3 to make it able to
> access the internet. The problem is, my home network
> still does not work. The IP addresses are: Router:

A nonsensical IP like that (or more commonly I think it was 169.254.x.x) is as a result of Windows not successfully DHCPing.

Tried doing ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew from the command line etc.

somebody
28-03-2004, 08:26 AM
I tried refreshing the IP with no luck. Don't worry now though - all has been fixed.

ugh1
28-03-2004, 01:47 PM
> I tried refreshing the IP with no luck. Don't worry
> now though - all has been fixed.


What was wrong??

somebody
28-03-2004, 06:27 PM
NIS firewall I had configured previously for just a 2-pc network, via crossover cable, and I only put one IP address in the "safe" zone. Now that the router was in place, the other computer got assigned a different IP address, so NIS blocked it because it was not on the "allow" list.