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rob.

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#1 12 years ago

I am not very knowledged when it comes to networking, and I am having an issue.

Here is a diagram of my setup, this should help explain what I want to fix.

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PC 1 is the 'Server' Computer that has the Router and Modem connected to it. PC 2 and PC 3 are my PC's that I want to connect to the Internet. PC 2 has two Ethernet ports, and one of those Ports are linked with PC 3. I have gotten a network going using a bridge to share files, etc. I have everything working fine, except for one issue. PC 3's Internet will not work. I have gotten it working before, but I formatted PC 2 yesterday, and having issues trying to set up the connection again.

Here is a screenshot of my Network Connection.

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So, can anyone help me into getting the internet working on PC 3?

By the way, I have Zone Alarm on PC 2 and 3, and they are both configured to allow access for the IP addresses needed, the firewall is not the issue, I even disabled it, and still no luck. All computers are able to share files, etc. But I just cannot get the Internet working on PC 3.

Also, the only way to get the internet working on PC 3, is to remove the bridge and do some other stuff. But that disables sharing with PC 1, which I need.

Thanks in advanced.




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#2 12 years ago

Let's start simple: why can't you plug the third box directly into the router?




rob.

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#3 12 years ago

Good Answer, but the third box is in my room, and the router is in another room. I would route a wire through the roof, as I already have done, but it would simply take me too long, and although that would be a simple solution, I would like to find out why it won't work as is now. Thanks anyway though. :)




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#4 12 years ago

...........thats quite a predicament u have there..... if all 3 were going thre wthe router this wouldnt be a problem. doesnt windows have a new connections walk through for something like this?




rob.

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#5 12 years ago

Solved it. Not the way I wanted to initially do it. But just a temporary fix.

This problem was that PC 3 couldn't establish a clear connection to the router. My router is a wireless one, so I just plugged in a Wireless USB dongle, and bobs your uncle.

Thanks for your time.




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#6 12 years ago

Well, networking with Windows is certainly not easy, so don't let that get you down. Usually with Windows, what should make things work usually doesn't and what shouldn't make it work does, and the set-up wizards Windows offers for networking haven't changed much since Windows 95 (with the exception that the option 'Set up internet connection with MSN Internet' was removed from Windows 98 onwards).

Now, your router is the gateway to the internet. Therefore, where you identify the gateway computer, it should be the router and not PC 2. PC 3 should see the rest of the network through PC 2, if it's set up correctly (and it sounds as if it is).

If you find out what the IP address is of your router, this should be what you set the default gateway as on PC 3. I hope you've not already tried this.

EDIT: Okay, seems you got it fixed, but if you want you can still give this a go.




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#7 12 years ago

Kommandant Ro╬▓Solved it. Not the way I wanted to initially do it. But just a temporary fix.

This problem was that PC 3 couldn't establish a clear connection to the router. My router is a wireless one, so I just plugged in a Wireless USB dongle, and bobs your uncle.

Thanks for your time.

Of course you'd post that five minutes before I bring up wireless ;)

That is your best option. I'd suggest keeping it. Also I have a guess that while your second box is set to bridge, it may not be properly forwarding from the router on to the third box. Not that I have any proof of it, but meh...




rob.

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#8 12 years ago

RevenNow, your router is the gateway to the internet. Therefore, where you identify the gateway computer, it should be the router and not PC 2. PC 3 should see the rest of the network through PC 2, if it's set up correctly (and it sounds as if it is).

If you find out what the IP address is of your router, this should be what you set the default gateway as on PC 3. I hope you've not already tried this.

EDIT: Okay, seems you got it fixed, but if you want you can still give this a go.

PC 3 can only view PC 2. I will try what you said though. But it's all working fine.

Thanks again.




NoOdLe

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#9 12 years ago

I would strongly suggest a switch for PC2 and PC3, not only would that solve your problem, but it would speed up the transfer between PC2 and PC3 while keeping your network a bit cleaner

See attached image.

I do it at my house, I have the same general setup.