I have set up my home network with lots of pain. Here is how it is configured
3-com five port 10/100 hub and two 3-com home connect 10/100 nic cards
IP set up 192.168.0.1
machine has a 450 processor and 128 meg of ram. ATA/66 enable harddrive. Not too bad.
IP 192.168.0.2 (3) (static)
DNS is enabled and is the address for my isp. This is the only way I could set it up to see the net.
ICS is up and running, all the protocalls in place.
All other protocalls have been removed except tcp/ip.
Under internet options, lan settings, all boxes are un-checked.
Problem...I use the ping in dos and ping different sites, I get the same results as the host machine. I can check e-mail from any client using Outlook Express, but a lot slower than the Host. When using IE5 from the client I may download the page after a long period of time (several minutes) or get a message that I have been reset by the peer or could not download page or disconnect by peer. My host machine serfs the web fine. I have about a 49 KPS downlaod rate...not bad for a modem. Both clients on the system are configured the same except the ip address. The other problem I am seeing is that the AOL IM is constantly disconnecting. ICQ seems to be stable.
When transferring files from one machine to another, seems fine. A 2 meg file will take about 20 secs.
What can be the problem...using 100 mbps cards
Microsoft and 3-com have been no help...just have me do all the things over I have already done...
Any help will be apperciated.