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?
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.
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!