i need some help with a little bit of home networking...
1 x Broadband Modem
1 x BroadBand Router (4 Port 10/100 Switch)
2 x Home Computers
3 x Ethernet Cable
right now one PC is connected to the BroadBand Modem and is successfully connecting to the Internet. when i introduce the BroadBand Modem i am unable to connect. i'm quite sure that if i can get the Internet to run through the Modem to the Router to PC one, i'll be able to introduce PC two successfully also.
it is likely to be some setting or other which i have no fucking clue about fixing. can someone give me a step by step guide to sorting this? Glasius? are you gonna be my hero??? :Pc:
Check your Connection settings in Windows. Try the Connection Wizard and select 'I am connecting through a LAN' (or whatever it says like that). If that doesn't work, tell me.
it's aaaaaaaaall gooooooood!! thanks to Iggy. :thumbsup:
Oyh! Local hero job is mine! Fuck of iggy :p
ok. you can help me sort out using my old PC as a file server. what about FTP? possible?
Sure, you could run an FTP server on your old machine. It would require you to configure your router a bit, but its most doable.
Whats the specs on the old machine, and what model & type is your broadband modem & router? Much easier if I know what your working with..
ok, here goes.
old machine is a 2600+ AMD Athlon with a 60 GIG HD, 512 Ram & a GeForce (i forget which) 128MB card. i have Windows XP home on it.
the modem, damn... it's a modem! *shrugs* ok, a broadband cable modem, if that helps. i assume it;s pretty standard.
this is it...
i have ethernet connections to all machines.
the router is a 4 port 10/100 switch broadband router made by www.sweex.com. one wide area network port & 4 LAN ports.
i'd initally like to be able to access the files stored on the old machine and eventually like to use it in a server capacity. perhaps as a game or teamspeak server. FTP would be cool. can i use it for many different things? would segmentation of the drive be necessary to do this?
Is this it? http://www.sweex.com/product.asp?pid=302
The machine is capable of running all the things you have mentioned. When it comes to hosting games there are more factors involved to get smooth performance, but it has sufficient power to host most game titles on a LAN with a limited number of players.
The speed of the traffic coming from outside(internet) to your server will depend on your broadband upload speed. My line is 2048/256 and not very functional as a server, most people would get 25kbs or less in download from me.
As for services you can host, there are plenty of things to tinker with :) Audio/video streaming, voice over IP, games, FTP, mailserver, webserver, phone-switchboard, security, monitoring etc etc. You could, with the right software&hardware phone your servers modem with a cellphone and boot it up. Lotsa fun stuff :D
I'll write a plan for yah tomorrow! Its a bit on the am over here.. :)
edit: oh, and if you have the manual in a .pdf on english, not in dutch as the one on the website, I would be gratefull! and no, you wouldnt need to partition your harddrive.