Network just doesn't function anymore!

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Jumping Jack, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. Jumping Jack

    Jumping Jack LI Guru Member

    Hi everyone, I posted this in the DD-WRT forum a few days ago and haven't yet recieved a reply. I figured it was perhaps more relevant to post in this thread.

    I'll explain my setup:

    I have a Windows PC connected to a Cable USB modem. This PC is also connected to my WRT54GS v1 via ethernet. The router is also connected to another Windows PC which shares the internet connection via ethernet.

    Or atleast it did before I installed the DD-WRT firmware. Oh, and I also have a laptop so that I can connect to the internet and the other PCs wirelessly.

    As I said, it was all working fine before until I installed this firmware (which I really want) so I've included a pic of my network connections on the PC connected to the modem and the router.

    On my other PC that shares the internet connection the only network connection is named "Local area connection", is enabled and seems to be functioning.

    Now I am reasonably knowledgable that I was able to set-up the router when I first got it but this appears to be beyond me since I don't know whether it's a setting within the router or the network connection settings that require editing.

    If you require any other information in order to help me I'll be glad to supply it and thanks in advance - I'm just thankful I didn't brick it!

    Oh, and I realise that Local Area connection 3 is disabled but the internet doesn't function on this PC unless I disable that connection. I hope that helps?

    Jumping Jack

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  2. jlowery7

    jlowery7 Network Guru Member

    Well, before i give you the long answer, lets try the short b/c WindowsXP sucks at sharing internet connections from my experience. Does the cable modem have an ethernet connection available too? If so , it would be much better to connect it straight to the routers wan/internet port.
  3. Jumping Jack

    Jumping Jack LI Guru Member

    Yes I have the modem connected to the router and also to the PC. Are you saying that there is no need to connect it to both?

    If so, should it just work when I do that?
  4. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Network Guru Member

    yup, just connect the modem to your router, disconnect the USB side of it, and enable whatever networking card is attached to the router...your problem should be solved... Redundant rings like that cause evil nasty problems.
  5. jlowery7

    jlowery7 Network Guru Member

    yeah, the cable modem will only use one port at a time, the ethernet or the usb. not both.
  6. Jumping Jack

    Jumping Jack LI Guru Member

    Thanks for that guys. I'll try that tonight when I get home.

    Although I can see why this should fix my problems, I'm sure when everything was working fine before that I had the modem connected to both.

    Anyway, we shall see.
  7. Jumping Jack

    Jumping Jack LI Guru Member

    Thanks everyone that's helped me. Everything is sorted now.

    Jumping Jack
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