I used to have a network direct from one computer to the other via ethernet cable. However, recently we had broadband installed and now my network goes through an Aztech router. However, although I can view both computers on both of the computers, and although pinging both computers works, for some reason every time I try to transfer more than about 1mb the network goes off, as does my router, and internet connection and the transfer fails. I am not particularly into all the tech computer terms, so please keep answers as simple as is humanly possible.
If you need help, then you'll have to provide a bit more info. What Aztech router do you have? Do you need to reboot the router to access the Internet again? Have you tried forcing the connection to a specific speed/duplex mode, e.g., 100Mbps/Full Duplex?
Aztech DSL605ER. When transferring files, all lights on router go off, and power goes to red, network acts disconnected, and no internet connection, but all goes back on by itself when i cancel the transfer. I have tried forcing the spped/dupled mode to 100Mbs/full duplex, but that did nothing. We live in Papua New Guinea (although from AUstralia), so not much technical help available over here. I figured out how to get into my router (via 192.168.1.1 on a webpage), but have no idea what to do in there. Do you think it is some configuration problem in my router? When computers were networked directly wihtout the router, everything worked great.
It looks like the router has an issue and I doubt that modifying the configuration would help. You could get a replacement that will hopefully resolve your issue or you could buy an inexpensive switch and connect the PCs and router to it.