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Limited connectivity Basicaly i got a link builder 3c16170 12 port hub, I'm limited in my computer knowledge and I'm tryin to figure out whats going on here. any time anyone connects to this thing it says theres limited or no connectivity. It says the network did not assign a network address to the computer. I was pretty much testing this thing to see if I can get small home LAN set up for me and my roomates. any ideas on what i can do for this?

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Re: Limited connectivity

A network hub allows computers to be connected together...up to 12 of them in this case...but it doesn't provided any other network services such as DHCP (automatic address assignment). I may be able to provide better information if you can tell me what operating system you're using.

Here's one way to set up a network for file sharing...if you're using Microsoft Windows1.gif XP:

Connect the computers to the hub and turn them all on. You may need to manually assign addresses to the computers, (ask if you need a detailed procedure) but Windows XP will usually assign itself a default address.

On each computer, click on Start -- Control Panel -- System -- Computer Name -- Network ID -- Now give the computer a name and Workgroup name. In order for the computers to share files1.gif, the workgroup names must be identical on every computer.

Next, click on My Computer and Right-Click on Shared Documents -- Sharing & Security -- Share this folder on the network

Now if you click on My Network Places, it should be possible to see the shared folders on the other computers.

Good luck with this....and I hope this is helpful!!

Posted on Jan 25, 2008

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