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coolhand420

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im trying to set up a network and im not having a whole lot of luck
my main machine is running winxp connected to a cable modem via my network connect 1 for aol broadband that i want to share with the other machine this machine is also conected to my printer and scanner that i also want to share. im then connected via my network con 2 to a linksys network hub in port 1. the other machine is connected via a single network connection to port 2 on the hub and is running xp as well. ive ran the setup wizard on the host first and awnsered that this machine conects to the internet and others conect through me and rest as directed. then ran on other machine set to conect through the network on my host machine. i set everything to be shared and disabled the xp firewall on both and left my norton firewall enabled on my host. nothing seemed to work i disabled all firewalls and antivirus and still nothing after running a few times and numerous restarts everything appears to be connected i enabled the icon for all and they all say there connected at transfer rates of 100mbs and hub says there connected. at one point when explorer was opened it found the web page so i checked one of the games on the client machine that uses the internet and no go.now explorer gets the white page again and yes the host machine was logged on to aol and had no problem accessing any internet sites ive also tried unpluggin hub and modems and refreshed all that stuff
 
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ok.

Let me first see if I understand exactly what you're saying:

You have a Windows XP machine with a cable modem attached to it directly (via USB perhaps?) and then another Windows XP machine with a printer and a scanner.

Both machines are plugged into a Linksys Hub.

You tried running Windows XP Network Wizard and told it that the 1st machine connected to the internet directly and all other machine were to use the 1st machine as the host.

You disabled the firewalls (good good good idea - its best to troubleshoot without firewalls up) and it looked like everything was working? Here's where you lost me:

Machine 2 was able to use Internet Explorer but not an internet game. But now nothing works on Machine 2 but Machine 1 works fine?

You need to check TCP/IP connectivity between the two machines. Open a DOS box on each machine by clicking Start, Run, and typing 'command' - click ok. Then type 'ipconfig /all'.

It will pop up with a lot of garbage. Post the results here for both computers so we can see what your settings look like.
 

coolhand420

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yeah you mostly have it right except my host machine has the cable modem via ethernet network adapter ,the scanner and the printer. my goal because we are using aol broadband and you must use there gateway to get onlne which means both computers cant sign on at the same time was to sign the host online and as long as the host was onlinethrough aols gateway the second machine would have access to the internet through iexplorer wich yes as i said worked once but the game wouldnt i can however set the actual modem to be shared and both machines can get online but not at the same time i ran ipconfig/all as you said and my host said this..

Microsoft(R) Windows DOS
(C)Copyright Microsoft Corp 1990-2001.

C:\DOCUME~1\OWNER>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : sam
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter lan:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VIA PCI 10/100Mb Fast Ethernet Adapt
er
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-50-2C-05-F7-CB
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter internet:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : rochester.rr.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethe
rnet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-40-F4-26-4E-10
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.203.240.186
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.240.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.203.240.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 24.92.226.56
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 24.93.1.119
24.93.1.250
24.93.1.120
24.93.1.249
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, February 01, 2003 4:27:36
AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, February 01, 2003 4:27:36
PM

PPP adapter {D4EF9FB3-7C0C-4EA6-B4BB-20AB66EF1DCB}:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-53-45-00-00-00
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 172.158.251.112
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 172.158.251.112
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 152.163.204.4
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

C:\DOCUME~1\OWNER>

Microsoft(R) Windows DOS
(C)Copyright Microsoft Corp 1990-2001.


**************second or client machine said this***********


C:\DOCUME~1\JOSHUA>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : amy
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter lan:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : mshome.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethe
rnet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-40-F4-33-C3-4D
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.148
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, February 01, 2003 10:10:19
PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, February 08, 2003 10:10:19
PM

C:\DOCUME~1\JOSHUA>
 

Del

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Don't you need NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled enabled??
 
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