Can't get second PC to connect to network -- yes, a newbie

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anonymous, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    My primary PC is connected to a BEFSR41 router and a WAP11 access port. A second PC has a USB-powered Linksys network adapter. That PC can locate the Linksys network, but can't connect to it. That's my dilemma...

    A little background: this network was working okay until a couple of weeks ago, when I was persuaded to sign up for something called No-IP, a dynamic IP address service (on the primary PC), by an admin on a BBS I had joined. As soon as I made the switch, the second PC dropped off the network, and I couldn't figure out how to make it connect again.

    Eventually I uninstalled the No-IP folder and cleaned it out of my registry, which I assumed got me back to where I'd started. At that point, the primary PC reverted to the IP/DNS settings supplied by my ISP, and the second PC was once again able to connect to the network ... but no Internet app could connect on that second PC! (No browser, IM, etc.)

    So that's where things stand. I want the second PC to network with the primary PC -- should I let it define its own IP/DNS settings, or enter them? And if the latter, how do I determine what those are? I've tried everything I can think of, which unfortunately isn't much...
  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Follow-up to above post...

    Possibly relevant additional info:

    The "link" indicator on the 2nd PC's adapter blinks on and off rather than staying lit, and the "link" light on the access point isn't lit at all. That can't be good...
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