Hello, I am using a ''Linksys EtherFast 10/100 8 Port Auto-Sensing Hub#EFAH08W'' and I cannot connect my two PC's together in order to sharefiles and the internet. I keep getting an IP error. It says somethingalong the lines of ''IP conflict''.
I asked around a bit and was told I needed a router. The thing is I thought what I had was a router of sorts and it has worked in the past through other high-speed ISP's.
The ISP I use now provides HS access through a CABLE modemn as previously I had connected a HS ISP through the phone line.
My question, therefore, is ''Am I merely doing something wrong in the connection settings or do I need to replace the hardware?'' I have had it work for me in the past through other ISP's.''
A hub will work to hook two PCs together, but you will need a router to get any data transferred. You can set up your XP computer to act as a router in the Network Connections section of Control Panel. Be aware that one of your computers must have two network cards. One must plug in to the DSL and the other must plug in to the hub. If that's the case, click the "Set up a home or small office network" on the left side of the window and a wizard will pop up and help you the rest of the way.
If you don't want to deal with it, you can just purchase a router.
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Because the cox cable modem will only bind to one mac address (computer). You need to purchase a router, any router linksys, dlink, will do, get a wireless one so you can setup wifi as well. Plug your cox cable modem into the wan port on the router, plug your pc into one of the ethernet switch ports, you can use your web browser IE to login to the router and secure your wifi signal, power cycle your modem to make it bind to the new router. Most linksys dlink are programmed for a class c network, you could in theory put 254 devices, computers on your connection now.
Despite the fact that the product bills itself as a "hub" in the product description Linksys mentions "Internal store-and-forward switching for effective traffic reduction" which is only used in switch gear.
I think you have a switch on your hands. Otherwise, you may have a problem with your packet capture software.
have you tried simply disconnecting the router from its power and data source, remove the power source from the modem, connect the router back to the modem,(with all the systems allready connected to the router), restore power to the router, then finaly restore power to the modem. after a few min the router should automatically sense multiple requests for dns and ip services and asign addressess accordingly.
If that makes no diff, watch the led light on the router that corresponds to the port that the non-functioning system is docked with. when attempting to access the internet, does the led blink? if it blinks fast and you also see that the "modem link" is flashing then there is a connection, and any lack of access to the internet has to be a firewall setting.
simply go into your router settings by typing 192.168.1.1 in your web browser and using "admin" as the username and leave the password blank(that is unless you have changed all that)
you should be able to view all the computers currently active on your network and the ip assigned to them. you may see that port 5 has been restricted, in which case the easiest way from the very beginning would have been to simply take a ball point pen and hit the reset button on the back of the router.
on the other hand, try that first then the other options above as you may save yourself lots of time and headache
Hi, If you login to your router and make sure DCHP is enabled, and then go to Services (services.msc) on your computers and make sure that the DCHP Client is running, it'll automatically assign IP addresses for your computers and they'll both connect okay.
First, FYI, I hope you mean Switch and not Hub and I am to assume your Router's LAN ports are all in use as to why you want or need the 5 port Switch and that you have Wireless Access Points or maybe your Router is a Wireless Router.
Next, you have to connect your 5 port Switch to your Router LAN port. Next you need a Wireless Access Point device to plug into your 5 port Switch. It would be helpfull that all your devices are of the same name brand also.
Now you have a Wireless network.