Two computers and printer dont communicate with workgroup swith
I tried to create home network using Linksys 8-port workgroup switch. Now one computer gets internet and is on "Network". The other computer and printer that are also plugged into the switch, are not part of network.
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Do you have a router in front of the switch? Most ISPs only give you one or two "public" addresses. If you don't have a router in front of the switch, your computers and devices will not receive the "private" addresses they need to communicate with each other and the internet.
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Sir your computers are not in the same workgroup that's why coundn't ping the computer please open up *my computer then right click in it and go properties then on to the computer name > network id at the right side of that properties then add you network name what ever your have then it will work properly ( Note: do these things on that computers which is connected to the other port) Thank you
installing a network requirmenst rj45 crimping tools and UTP cable before u crimp the rj45 must fallow the color coding
white orange orange white green
creating a workgroup for file and printer sharing visit this link for window xp http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-11334_7-6232456-3.html http://www.home-network-help.com/set-computer-name.html for window 7 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Join-or-create-a-workgroup
note all workgroup name should be same
ex.. (you computer1) computer "name is: com1" workgroup is: maywrkgroup" ( your computer 2) computer "name is: com2" workgroup is: maywrkgroup"
They cannot have the same IP address due to the mechanics of DHCP. Buying a cheap 50$ router (not switch) will fix your problem as your internet service provider will see that device as a single unit that it will assign an IP and then the router will give out internal ip addresses so that they can get online. The switch does not have this functionality.
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.
Do youhave any
activity lights on the Linksys? If not your switch has no power a hardware problem.
Try to power off for 5 seconds and
restore power on the Linksys unit. Try to shut down (do not restart) all
computers.Are all the activity lights off?
If not again power off the Linksys for five seconds and restore power. Power on
the computers and verify the activity lights are now green for each computer.
If the computers are not networked and the activity lights are green, check
your network settings on your computers, which could have incorrect TCP/IP settings
or workgroup.If one activity light is
not green for that Ethernet connection, check your cable connection or replace
the Ethernet cable. The workgroup should all be the same name. The TCP/IP
address should be the same with the exception of the last set of host digits
which should be unique to each computer address.
Hi There, first of all you need to connect from your modem or router's port a link. Use a cat5 ethernet cable from the modem to the switch or if you also use a router from a port in back to the switch. Then when you plug in other computers it will see the internet connection.
try going into my network places and on the left pane go to set up ahome or office network make sure you do this on each computer and the workgroup name must all be the same on each computer you want to be in that network.
Sounds like something is not right with the sharing... Assuming that computer 1 (the computer with the printer) is sharing and everything is set correctly, I would change the workgroup name. Instead of using "MSHOME" use say some basic word like "example" or some other name.
Ironically for my workgroup here I call it "StarWars"
needless to say my printers and everything shares just perfect. When you use "MShome" there's restrictions on what XP professional and XP home machines see on the network. I changed the workgroup name and that solved that problem.
Be sure to put all computers on the same workgroup name that you pick. You can even choose your first name if you want.