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Connecting 2 pcs with a DLink router
foilit Jun-28-02 11:13 PM
I would appreciate some help. I recently bought a DLink 604 router for the primary purpose of sharing my cable modem with my son's computer. We are both running ME. After connecting to the router I can contact the Internet but he can't.

The router is working as a DHCP and both computers are receiving IP addresses from it (,, and the router is I can ping the router but he cannot (yet he is obviously connected since he is recieving a IP address). When I hit release and renew from his computer I get the address cleared and then the new address.

Both nics have TCP/IP, clients for Microsoft and file and print sharing. I substituted his cable with mine and get the same results.

I tried to setup a network with the network wizard from my computer and ran the setup disk on his computer. We are not connected. I can browse Network Places from my computer and see the workgroup and my computer but not him. When I use his computer most of the time I can't browse the network. Sometimes I get in but there is no workgroup or computers listed.

I am out of ideas. Can someone help?


1. RE: Connecting 2 pcs with a DLink router
DJ Net2Infinity Jun-28-02 11:47 PM
In response to message 0
He doesnt have any type of firewall on his pc does he? I would verify that all this settings are exactly like yours , you might wanna try putting his NIC card in your machine and test it.

2. RE: Connecting 2 pcs with a DLink router
foilit Jun-29-02 09:16 AM
In response to message 1
No, he is not running a firewall. He plays alot of games and always makes sure that ther is nothing running in the background that doesn't have to be there. That's a good idea with switching the nic. I'll see if I can get to it today and let you know.


3. RE: Connecting 2 pcs with a DLink router
foilit Jun-29-02 08:19 PM
In response to message 2
OK, I switched the nics and now the network is running. I still don't have the internet connection and I still can't get a ping response from my son's computer. Any other ideas?


4. RE: Connecting 2 pcs with a DLink router
lbyard Jul-01-02 09:47 AM
In response to message 3
Could you list the network configuration on his computer? Larry

5. RE: Connecting 2 pcs with a DLink router
foilit Jul-01-02 07:50 PM
In response to message 4
LAST EDITED ON Jul-01-02 AT 07:52 PM (EDT)
I'm not exactly sure what your asking for so I'll give it a shot. Let me know if i missed the mark.

Son's computer is a P3 500, 128 ram, dlink 10/100 nic w/ TCP/IP and IPX/SPX. I added IPX when TCP didn't seem to be working. Client for Microsoft, File and Print Sharing & Microsoft logon. Connected to a DLink Router DI604 with cat5 cable.

My computer Celeron 500, 160 ram, SMC EZ 10/100 nic with same bindings. Connected to a 2nd port on the router with cat5.

Motorola surfboard 4300 cable modem connected to router's wan port with cat5.

Addressing is done by the router as a DHCP. Router is, Son's is usually and mine is usually

Both PC's are running Windows ME.

6. RE: Connecting 2 pcs with a DLink router
lbyard Jul-02-02 02:21 AM
In response to message 5
The network configuration is obtained with Start, Setting, Control Panel, and everything you see in that box and below it. If you didn't include all the info please do so. If you did, try uninstalling all network components in the configuration, reboot, and reinstall. That will often fix problems after someone has changed thing a lot. If that doesn’t work, this may: http://duxcw.com/faq/network/winsock.htm. It fixes a bad TCP stack among other things. I've done it a couple of times on a contrary computers and it scared them into spitting-out TCP/IP packets when nothing else would work. Larry

7. RE: Connecting 2 pcs with a DLink router
foilit Jul-03-02 08:01 PM
In response to message 6
Thanks for your help. I'll give it a try.

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