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  1. eugenelowcarb

    eugenelowcarb Thread Starter

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    Here is the set-up...

    I have two computers, networked together, and connected to the internet.
    Computer A is the recipient of the dsl signal, with an ethernet cord connecting it to Computer B.

    Problem: Computer A is not connecting to the Internet.
    Bizarro: Computer B is connected; Computer A shows the Local Area Connection as "connected".


    I have tried multiple fix-it scenarios.... retarting, rebooting, unplugging/replugging modem, replugging all cords and cables.

    "Repairing" the Local Area Connection is not successful.


    Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    Hi eugenelowcarb, and welcome to TSG.

    Exactly how is Computer A getting it's DSL signal?

    Are you using an Ethernet crossover or patch cable to directly connect computer A to computer B?

    Are you running Windows XP Pro on both computers?
     
  3. eugenelowcarb

    eugenelowcarb Thread Starter

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    I am using Clearwire Internet.

    The Clearwire cable is plugged into a Linksys network hub.
    Two cables are also connected to the hub, cable 1 plugged into Computer A, and cable 2 plugged into Computer B.

    Keep in mind, Computer A is not connecting, Computer B is connecting.

    These is a recent problem, having operated just fine for 2 years.

    I am running Windows XP Pro on both computers.
     
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    I was trying to find online information for Clearwire's DSL service details. The only references I could find fo Clearwire was a wireless service provider, but not a DSL provider.

    Do you know if Clearwire's Terms of Service (ToS) specifically state that you can connect more than one computer to their service at one time. If they state their service is for a single computer connection, they may have their modem configured to only support one computer. In that case you would need to use a broadband router instead of a hub to connect more than one computer at a time.

    It would help if you posted the IPCONFIG /ALL data for computer "A" when it is unable to connect as well as for computer "B" when it is connected as well as the brand and model numbers of all the networking hardware involved

    If you are not familiar with using the IPCONFIG command, here are the basic instructions that one of our moderators, JohnWill gives out:

     
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