- Aug 5, 2001
I want one of those cool avatars with my position on it (top whatever) but I'm sliding backward so much that I'll need a rheostat to keep upgrading the number. I've gone from the Top 10 to Top 20 and will soon drop into the Top 25. This is a joke of course but very true. I added a fifth box 2 months ago which has had absolutely no effect on my predicament. One day following the addition of the new box I lost my ability to put all of them on the net together and no matter what I do I can't fix it. Bought new router with 8 ports, tried ICS, all to no avail. I am on a Lan and although I can get all boxes up, within an hour they all drop off and can't connect. My new router is an SMC and its setup program shows the wan disconnected even though winipcfg shows that DHCP is assigning the proper IP addresses. I know this would seem better presented in the Networking forum but I need a folders eye view. Is it possible the the Lan admin is locking me out. I can get on in the single mode. I have it set up with a cat5 splice and just plug and unplug as need. This is getting old though because a lot of times I have to reboot to gain access when switching. Any help would be appreciated.