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Networking I bought a router(DI-524) to connect the four computers then I bought another two computers but does't have internet connection because only four ports available for this type of router, is it okay if i'll buy another router(DI-524) to connect these another two computers?

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The best device that your can use is a switch for your network. The purpose of the switch is to expand a wired devices on your network. No need to use another router since the main router is the one who produces internet and DHCP on your network.

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Re: networking

Yes, but you'll need a crossover cable to connect the two routers. You could buy a hub or a switch. They are easier to configure and cheaper.

Posted on Sep 28, 2007

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I connected my modem to my router and then plugged my computers to the router, but only one of them has access to internet.


with default settings on the Router, only one computer will be having access to the internet.
To allow multiple computers to connect to the internet through a single modem, You have to configure NAT ( Network Address Translation) on the router.

NAT basically hides your internal IPS of the computers and goes outside with the IP which you gets from the service provider through Modem.
If you dont enable NAT on the router then you have only one IP for all your computers to go out and only one of them can go to internet with that IP.

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I need to ask about my problem. I just bought a D-Link DES-1008D and a D-Link DIR-300 Wireless-G Router my problem is after I attach 7 computers on my switch hub. I only have limited local network...

Make sure you're using a crossover ethernet cable to connect the router to the switch. Also make sure that the router has it's DHCP server up and running.

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Two pc connection by dlink switch

connect the router to the switch using any port-it does not matter which port you use. Connect each computer to any port on the switch-it matters not. The router will assign IP address to the computer as they are added.


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One static IP has internet. how on a LAN?


You need two network adopters in your system.
Connect Internet connection in first Network card and from the other network card give it to your Switch or hub
If you are using XP system you can use Internet connection sharing to share the internet in your LAN systems.
Follow the steps to enable using ICS

1.Enable Internet Connection sharing in the LAN properties in the first network card.
2.Now your second network card automatically get an IP address in the range of 192.168.*.* series
3.Connect other systems in the LAN and make sure the system has selected Optain IP atomatically from DHCP.

You are all set.

There is also an advanced way to setup this .
Install IPCOP firewall in a system with two network cards and u can share the internet with the firewall settings

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My two computers cannot pass through my broadband provider (through the switching hub) at the same time.

that is not possible for an single isp connection you can only connect one computer at a time and hub is basically a repeater that is it simply repeats the packets it receives from one input out the others.

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''Network Cable Unplugged'' problem on Linksys but not on D-Link

Most likely the connection inside your new gateway is bad - you should return it under warranty & get a new one.

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Trying to connect 4 dsl routers to 48 port switch

Are you trying to set up router ?
You can set up your router manually, without the CD.
Make sure that your computer is able to go online directly through the modem.
If your computer is able to go online through the modem, that means the modem is working fine.
You will need to connect the computer to the router and the modem to the router.
open the set up page of the router and change the settings of the router according to the ISP.

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Di-524 to netopia 2210-02 wan drop

set a pc inside the network to issue a "ping" command to any website every 5 mins. that will keep the link alive. you can either write a script or use a program such as ws watch.

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DHCP problem and router connection

  • access router's configuration page and set the settings IP addressing to DHCP or auto assigning the IP addresses and the DNS
  • set the router mac address to the middle option set to computer mac address
  • and make sure all the computers connected to the router and the switch is set to automatically detect the IP address and the DNS is all set to auto detect...
  • how to access XP...goto to control panel and select network connections (for vista network and sharing center, manage network connections) and right click on the LAN, select properties select tcp/ip and click properties. and selct automatically assigns IP address and DNS.

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Make sure your network card on the computer is enabled and properly installed. Also try replacing the cable with one that is known to be good. I hope this helps. Good luck.

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