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LAN suddenly stopped working

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Tellytubby, Apr 17, 2006.

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  1. Tellytubby

    Tellytubby Thread Starter

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    Hi all,

    I run a network at home, 2 computers, both running xp. One connecting directly to cable broadband modem (computer 1) with the two computers linked by a single crossover cable. For the past year or so I have happily shared the internet connection as well as the printer and numerous files but today when I booted them up computer 2 - the one not connected to the modem - simply gave me a "Limited or no connectivity", I'd had the problem before and had in the past easily fixed it by repairing the connection however now it simply hangs on renewing ip address.

    I've tried restarting computers, disabling and enabling connections, nothing I do seems to work. Any help is greatly appreciated and any more information I need to provide just ask.

    Thanks in advance, Andrew


    PROBLEM SOLVED! :D

    I just went to check on firewall on host computer, when I tried to open up firewall settings i recieved something along the lines of "Windows firewall and internet connection sharing are not currently running, would you like to start running them?" Ridiculous i could spend 2 hours on something and solve it like that >.<

    Out of curiosity, how did my internet connection service just "turn itself off"? seems strange to me,
     
  2. Couriant

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    Could be from an error to spyware
     
  3. Bob Cerelli

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    You might consider getting a router to share the cable modem rather than all going through one computer.

    It's more reliable
    You don't have to have that one computer on for any of the others to access the Internet
    Serves as a reasonable firewall since no computer is directly connected to the Internet.
    They are not that expensive these days.
     
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