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« on: June 07, 2004, 08:42:10 PM »

Hi all.

Today I went to my client's house to help him set up a network of
two PC's (WinXP) and one laptop (Win2K) using a Linksys Router.
Setting up just one was a problem as the client had given me the
wrong username for his BT ADSL connection!! To cut a long story
short, the two PC's ended up fine, connecting to the internet and
seeing each other. But the laptop would not access the internet,
although I could ping the other machines to and from it.

Would anyone know if there are compatibility issues with 2K/XP that
prevent them from sharing an internet connection? I am sure you are
all aware that setting up a small office / home connection is simple
in XP, but there is no option in 'new connection' from within 2K.

This was a very frustrating day having spent many hours on the main
connection, only to find that the 2K laptop would not join the fun!

Any help would be appreciated as I feel quite a failure right now.

Cheers
Richard
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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2004, 10:24:25 AM »

richlizard:

I know just how frustrating that can be, as I'm a techie myself and tackle some very challenging problems every day.

Have you checked to see if there is any kind of firewall or security software on the laptop preventing the packets from going through to the Internet? Did someone accidentally turn on packet filtering in TCPIP properties? Do you have the Gateway set to the correct IP address in TCPIP?

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Originally posted by richlizard

Hi all.

Today I went to my client's house to help him set up a network of
two PC's (WinXP) and one laptop (Win2K) using a Linksys Router.
Setting up just one was a problem as the client had given me the
wrong username for his BT ADSL connection!! To cut a long story
short, the two PC's ended up fine, connecting to the internet and
seeing each other. But the laptop would not access the internet,
although I could ping the other machines to and from it.

Would anyone know if there are compatibility issues with 2K/XP that
prevent them from sharing an internet connection? I am sure you are
all aware that setting up a small office / home connection is simple
in XP, but there is no option in 'new connection' from within 2K.

This was a very frustrating day having spent many hours on the main
connection, only to find that the 2K laptop would not join the fun!

Any help would be appreciated as I feel quite a failure right now.

Cheers
Richard

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