Question about Linksys EtherFast 10/100 5-Port Auto Sensing Switch [ EZXS55W ] (104835)

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I have 2 computers (Vista and XP). I am using Linksys 10/100 hub. The problem is I can not use the internet both computers at the same time. I can only use one computer at time. Please help me. Thank you.

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There are 2 options; either both the computers are trying to use the same local ip addresor your linksys is narrowed down to assign just on ip address. The 1st case is more possible. So follow this procedure.
First of all let's check the ip address that each computer use. With one of the computer in power off state in order to be the other one connected, go at start and click on run of the working and connected computer. At the white line type "cmd" without the quotes and hit enter. At the new black window type "ip config" without the quotes and hit enter. The system will reply with the ip adresses for the local machine connection at the fist line (indicated as IP adress) and the ip addresses for subnet mask (at the second line) and for the gateway (at the third line). Write down on a paper these numbers. Shut down the computer. Start the other one. After finished and connected do the same as before. Write down the new results. The first line for the ip address that each computer uses in order to connect at the network is the same, that's why both of the computers can not connect at the same time. Let's fix the problem.
Go to start - settings - control panel - network connections - local connection. At the new window you will see some kind of protocols for network connections. Near the top down at the list is "Internet Protocol TCP/IP". Click on it (not at the box with the check-mark in front of it, just on it). Click on the "properties" button (just bellow). The upcoming screen will show in ip address format details for the connection. At each one of the 2 sets it's an auto setting and a manual one. I suggest that your systems are now in the manual mode. Write down the 5 numbers of this screen (we will need these in case of bad luck) and change the settings to auto (both of them). Click OK, close all the windows and restart the system. Now one of the computers uses auto settings and the case of conflict is minimized. My suggestion is to do the same procedure at the the other computer too in order to get both the computers auto ip settings.

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Then both computers are trying to use the same IP address.
Have you tryed to plug both computers in and rebooting the modem and the router, this should force it to assign new IP addresses and both should work.

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SOURCE: Linksys NH1005 V2.2 Ethernet 10/100

Hello!

I will just illustrate on how to configure or to set the correct IP addressing;

Assuming that we will manually put IP address on each computer:

PC1:

IP Address: 192.168.1.13
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Default gateway: 192.168.1.1

Preffered DNS server: 192.168.1.1

***note that 192.168.1.1 is the IP Address that your ISP gives to you, so on the other computer (see below)


PC2:

IP Address: 192.168.1.18
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Default gateway: 192.168.1.1

Preffered DNS server: 192.168.1.1

Hope I was able to help.

Posted on Oct 09, 2010

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