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JetMech

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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.:confused: :beer: :burn:
 

-] anGrY [-

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OK, some ramblings first to be sure I understand whats going on. (disclaimer: thinking on my part could be dangerous to others! :D )
The 5 boxes receive a private IP, 192.168.xxx.xxx, from the SMC router correct? The admin may have trouble issuing you 5 different company IP's if not...
Instead of rebooting, try releasing the IP with winipcfg and then renew all. If in WinXP, 2k, use ipconfig /release /renew in a command prompt........
 
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JetMech

JetMech

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-] anGrY [- said:
OK, some ramblings first to be sure I understand whats going on. (disclaimer: thinking on my part could be dangerous to others! :D )
The 5 boxes receive a private IP, 192.168.xxx.xxx, from the SMC router correct? The admin may have trouble issuing you 5 different company IP's if not...
Instead of rebooting, try releasing the IP with winipcfg and then renew all. If in WinXP, 2k, use ipconfig /release /renew in a command prompt........
For SMC the IPs are 192.168.2.xxx. I understand what you are instructing me to do but I can't even get one puter to stay on line behind the router now. Each system reacts differently to release/renew usually locking me up and saying it is already released (which is a warning). I don't know enough about networking to interpret this.
 

-] anGrY [-

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hmmm.... Sounds like you need to check the router settings. If ya can, try setting all computers with static IP addresses and turn off the DHCP function of the SMC. Be sure to put the DNS info along with IP on each machine and see........