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ROUTER CONNECTION?
TENLOWZ Oct-29-00 06:11 PM
I JUST RECIEVED MY NEW NETGEAR GATEWAY/ROUTER RT314.... MY QUESTION IS THIS. THE INSTRUCTIONS SAY TO CONNECT THE MODEM TO THE BACK OF THE ROUTER IN A PORT LABELED INTERNET. THEN CONNECT THE PC TO THE LOCAL ETHERNET PORTS IN THE BACK OF THE HUB. IF I DO THIS THEN ONE OF THE TWO NIC CARDS INSTALLED ON MY SERVER IS NOT BEING USED????? I THOUGHT YOU HAVE TO HAVE TWO NIC CARDS TO SHARE AN DSL CONNECTION??????

1. RE: ROUTER CONNECTION?
lbyard Oct-29-00 07:59 PM
In response to message 0
LAST EDITED ON Oct-29-00 AT 08:02 PM (GMT)

You do not need two network interface cards (NICs) with a broadband router that incorporates a Local Area Network (LAN) switch. The router essentially replaces the PC, ICS software, and the two NICS used for a software solution. Also, for the record, the latest version of SyGate is supposed to be able to operate with only one NIC. Other software solutions, such as Win 98 SE and Win Me ICS, may still require two NICs in the ICS host computer, one to connect to the broadband device (cable MODEM, DSL) and one to connect to the LAN. Larry


2. RE: ROUTER CONNECTION?
TENLOWZ Oct-29-00 10:35 PM
In response to message 1
I DID TRY THE LATEST VERSION OF SYGATE BUT IT DID NOT WORK WITH MY DSL CONNECTION (PPPOE,NAT) OKAY SO NOW I UNDERSTAND ABOUT THE TWO NIC CARDS, COOL!!!! HOWEVER, DO YOU KNOW HOW I SHOULD CONFIGURE MY DSL CONNECTION? SHOULD I UNSTALL IT AND THEN RE-INSTALL IT AFTER I CONFIGURE THE ROUTER? RIGHT NOW MY DSL CONNECTION (WHICH IS PACBELL) IS CONFIGURED USING A NIC CARD INSTALLED IN MY COMPUTER.....WILL MY CONNECTION BE ABLE TO TRANSFER TO THE ROUTER AUTOMATICALLY ONCE I PLUG INTO THE PORT ON THE BACK OF THE ROUTER??????

THANKS IN ADVANCE,
BRIAN


3. RE: ROUTER CONNECTION?
lbyard Oct-30-00 04:21 PM
In response to message 2
LAST EDITED ON Oct-30-00 AT 04:25 PM (GMT)

Try it. If it doesn't work, run winipcfg and release and renew the IP lease. You may have to release and renew the router IP lease through the router interface as well. If it doesn’t work after following the router instructions, connect things back the way they were, run winipcfg again, and release and renew the IP. Larry


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