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conflicting net adapters

Discussion in 'Networking' started by bkeller, Oct 26, 2008.

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  1. bkeller

    bkeller Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    I have two net adapters: onboard Intel 100 Pro and a PCI Realtek ethernet card running on a Linksys router. The PS3 is on the Realtek and the xp PC is on the onboard Intel. The Realtek connections shows a red X through it though I am still able to connect the PS3 to the internet. I am trying to stream video (Netflix Watch Now) to the television through the PS3 but Ps3 can't find any media servers (Windows Media Player, or Tversity). I'm wondering if this has to do with the red X being on the Realtek that the PS3 is connected on. I put the card in when I got the router as I needed to plug in all the ethernet cables. My setup is this:

    (all wired)

    internet access from Road Runner into the house to the modem, modem ot the router, then the vista laptop, kitchen desktop XP, and the Ps3 using the available ports.

    Are the two cards conflicting? Is this why media sharing won't work? If so, how can I connect my home network to include the PS3 through only one of the two adapters?

    (Can you tell I'm a total noob??)

    Thank you!
     
  2. arayq2

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    I'm sorry, this doesn't really make much sense. (For instance, ethernet cards don't run on Linksys routers.)

    Okay, this is somewhat better. The vista laptop doesn't seem relevant. You have an ethernet cable running from a LAN port on the Linksys router to the desktop XP PC, and you also have the PS3 wired to...

    ...What? To the router, as you seem to be suggesting here, or to the PC, which would make your problem understandable?

    I'm guessing the router is connected to the XP PC's onboard ethernet jack, and the PS3 is connected to the XP PC's RealTek PCI card. You have internet connectivity on the desktop XP PC through one ethernet adapter, and you want to give the PS3 internet connectivity through the other adapter. Correct? (Though I don't quite see why you don't wire the PS3 directly to the router.)

    If this is your setup, then you need to enable Internet Connection Sharing on your desktop PC.

    Or maybe I've misunderstood completely, in which case I apologize.
     
  3. bkeller

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    Thank you for your reply, yes I have the PS3 connected to the router. All three systems (laptop, pc and PS3) are connected with cable (not using any wireless). I think I am confused about the onboard ethernet jack, sorry. I just don't know why I am having two LAN connections. Shouldn't I just have one that connects it all together? Or is the Intel onboard adapter just for connecting to the internet and the Realtek just for connecting everything else together? I'm just trying to figure out why my PS3 won't show up on either the laptop or the pc. The laptop and pc see each other but neither sees the PS3 though it's connected to the router as well.
     
  4. bkeller

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    one more thing to clarify...when I disabled the ethernet LAN I lost connectivity to the internet from the PS3 but the two computers remained online. When I disabled the Intel LAN, I lost connectivity to the internet from the two computers. I'm sorry if I sound so confused, I'm trying to wrap my head around this so I can stop chasing my own tail if you know what I mean, and move on to other solutions to get my media to stream through the PS3. It seems like such a nice thing to have and many people are enjoying this feature of the PS3.
     
  5. arayq2

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    Okay, though I have to say, it really sounds like the PS3 is connected directly to the RealTek card in your desktop XP PC.

    Moving on. What model of Linksys router do you have? If it's of the usual variety, at the back it has one WAN port and 4 LAN ports. The WAN port should be connected to your cable or DSL modem, and exactly three of the LAN ports should have wires, going out to the laptop, the desktop and the PS3.

    If you have that, then you do not need any more ethernet cables anywhere! In particular, if you have another ethernet cable connected to anything anywhere, including your desktop PC, remove it. Double check: exactly 4 ethernet cables, all from the router, one to the modem on the WAN side, and three to the boxes in your LAN.

    At this point, you should realize that you need only one ethernet adapter on your desktop XP PC. That means you can remove the RealTek PCI card and use just the onboard jack.

    Next, you need to bring the PS3 into your network, preferably as a DHCP client of the DHCP server running in the Linksys router. If you haven't extensively reconfigured the router, just going through the Network Settings dialog on the PS3 should be enough. But you need to ensure that the PS3 has connectivity before the laptop or the desktop will see it on the network.
     
  6. arayq2

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    When you say "disable" do you mean in the Network Connections applet on your desktop? If not, then how exactly did you "disable the ethernet LAN" and how exactly did you "disable the Intel LAN"? What you just described is not consistent with what you claim are the wiring arrangements on your network.

    At this point, please post the results of running the command ipconfig /all in a command window on your desktop XP PC (Start -> Run -> type cmd in the box and press <enter> to get the command window, with white-on-black text.)
     
  7. bkeller

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    Hi there...I know this is frustrating for more knowledgable folk, but there's no one around my family or friends that can help me with this kind of stuff...here is the ipconfig/all from the xp desktop. And yes, I have a WAN and four ports, three of which are used for PS3, desktop, and the laptop. Below this will be the ipconfig/all from the laptop.

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>ipconfig/all
    Windows IP Configuration
    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : kitchen
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : ec.rr.com
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : ec.rr.com
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connecti
    on
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-11-B6-09-C8
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::211:11ff:feb6:9c8%6
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 24.25.5.148
    24.25.5.147
    fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, October 26, 2008 2:24:11 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, October 27, 2008 2:24:11 PM
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethe
    rnet NIC
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-50-22-8D-A2-08
    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::ffff:ffff:fffd%5
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
    Tunnel adapter Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : ec.rr.com
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C0-A8-01-64
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.1.100%2
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>



    FROM THE LAPTOP:

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>ipconfig/all
    Windows IP Configuration
    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : kitchen
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : ec.rr.com
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : ec.rr.com
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connecti
    on
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-11-B6-09-C8
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::211:11ff:feb6:9c8%6
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 24.25.5.148
    24.25.5.147
    fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, October 26, 2008 2:24:11 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, October 27, 2008 2:24:11 PM
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethe
    rnet NIC
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-50-22-8D-A2-08
    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::ffff:ffff:fffd%5
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
    Tunnel adapter Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : ec.rr.com
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C0-A8-01-64
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.1.100%2
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>


    Thanks for hanging in there with me.
     
  8. bkeller

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    oh...forgot to mention, yes, I disabled and re-enabled the LANs in Network Connections to see what was what.
     
  9. arayq2

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    That's actually the desktop again, but the laptop doesn't really matter at this point.

    You have DHCP enabled on your router, which is good. You should be able to power up the PS3 and use the network settings (for "wired") to get onto the network and the internet.

    There are a number of Youtube videos, such as this or this, that explain how to set up media sharing. This seems to suggest that you may also need to undo some prior settings in the PS3 first.
     
  10. arayq2

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    The way you have it now is fine: Local Area Connection 2 (the onboard Intel adapter) enabled, and Local Area Connection (the RealTek card) disconnected.

    Except for one thing: you have ICS enabled. Turn that off, it isn't needed. (Network Connections -> right click on Local Area Connection 2 -> Advanced tab -> uncheck sharing)
     
  11. bkeller

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    Thank you very much. If, as you say, my settings are fine, I will keep trying with the PS3. I thank you so very much for your help and patience!

    B.
     
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