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NTL Cable Network Question

Discussion in 'Networking' started by dtewkesb, Jan 8, 2003.

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  1. dtewkesb

    dtewkesb Thread Starter

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    I have a problem with a new network.
    Some time ago I had broadband (600mb) installed and working on my main PC (an oldish PII 400mb with 256 mb ram etc). It runs through an NTL silver cable modem through USB

    I also have a work laptop, an IBM T21 thinkpad. In order to use this from home (using VPN to tunnel through) I had to close them both down, swap the cable from my main machine to my laptop and start them both up. Result laptop on the cable modem and PC standalone (still with me>???)

    So, I thought Id get a network, I got a great deal from maplin with a Linksys starter pack for £15. This has 2 PCI cards (only need 1), a 5 port hub and cables.

    Ive loaded it all up and have the main PC running on cable through the hub but I cant see the laptop.

    The laptop is running windows 2000.

    Ive done an IP config and the only difference I can see is that the main PC uses a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 whereas the laptop uses 255.255.0.0. Im not a techie but now a little about ipconfig etc so keep it simple for me please?

    Any ideas clever peeps?

    (ps there are no collision lights and I cannot see either pc from the other)
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Well, I can see an obvious issue right away, since you have the W2K machine configured for a class-B network, and the other one a class-C network. No surprise they're not talking. :) Here's a site with ICS info, should be plenty to get them talking. ICS Tutorial
     
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