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August 29, 2005 6:50:00 AM

hello,

I have an odd problem concerning my internet connection.

I have 2 pcs that connect to the internet via a Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Router, model: BEFSR41.

Pc "A" gets its internet normally, but pc "B"'s internet is erratic.

Everytime I turn on pc B, the LAN disconnected icon (the one with the red cross) appears at the system process tray.

Sometimes, after a few minutes, the internet on pc B kicks in. But other times, it doesn't kick in at all.

I'm not sure if it's a hardware problem (maybe the lan cable is faulty, or maybe the motherboard is faulty.

Or could it have something to do with the router?



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My other pc, the one that gets internet without a problem, doesn't have internet immediately. (But it never displays the LAN connection problem icon.) What's weird is sometimes it won't get internet until I've pressed the internet explorer button thrice. Sometimes it kicks in on the 1st press, sometimes the 2nd, but never later than the 3rd press.


Could it have something to do with which pc I switch on first? The problematic pc is my back-up pc and I rarely use it; pc A is always on before I switch on pc B.

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August 30, 2005 5:31:14 PM

Are you using DHCP or do you have static ips.

Trying using static ips if using dhcp or vice-versa.

It sounds like an ip problem. Check the settings on the router to make sure nothings conflicting.

I have used this router for several years at a friends house and never had a problem.
September 1, 2005 5:59:38 AM

I checked my router settings, and I saw my connection type is PPPoE. There's a static IP option, but no DHCP.

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by tendercare on 09/01/05 02:06 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
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Anonymous
September 1, 2005 2:52:11 PM

THats not the same option he was talking about.

That BEFSR41 *might* be a old piece fo hardware, bought one 5+ years ago! So it might be faulty, I have to kick mine around soemtimes(liteterally). Try different ports too...

I would start to see if you have a IP address.

start->run->type cmd
black prompt type ipconfig. You should get something liek this:

IP Adress . . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

And the other should have IP address 192.168.1.101.
If one of them doesnt have a ip adress try to set one mannually


Right click Network Neighbourhood, properties.
Then right click local network connection, properties
Then TCP/Ip, properties

Use the following Ip adress:(  you can use anything between 192.168.1.2 and 192.168.1.99
Use the same default gateway/subnet as the working one, if the working one has a Ip adress different then what I stated modify my instructions!

Post your results!


Asus P4P800DX, P4C 2.6ghz@3.25ghz, 2X512 OCZ PC4000 3-4-4-8, MSI 6800Ultra stock, 2X30gig Raid0
September 2, 2005 5:04:53 AM

hey that's right! those are the values I got.

pc A was 100 and pc B was 101.
Anonymous
September 2, 2005 3:27:04 PM

Ok well I had the same...so its not surprising hehe all linksys behave this way!

Lets assume PCa: 192.168.1.100
Pcb:192.168.1.101

now try this: start->run->cmd

On PC A type ping 192.168.1.101
PCB: ping 192.168.1.100

On BOTh: 192.168.1.1

THat will show you wether there is connectivity between the 2 pc and between the Linksys and the PCs...

Report back!

Asus P4P800DX, P4C 2.6ghz@3.25ghz, 2X512 OCZ PC4000 3-4-4-8, MSI 6800Ultra stock, 2X30gig Raid0
September 4, 2005 3:17:19 AM

at first neither got a reply from the other, but after a minute or 2 they saw each other :) 

The slight delay is normal, right?
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