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Configuring second managed switch on network

Q: Configuring second managed switch on network

I would like to confirm that the settings I have are correct for a second managed switch I am adding to my network. DHCP I have disabled, IP address I have found one on the network unused (192.168.1.xxx), subnet mask is The only thing I'm not sure about is the default gateway setting - what should this be?

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A: Configuring second managed switch on network

Default gateway should be the LAN IP address of the router you use to go to the Net, IE the one connected to your modem and or LAN IP address of a Modem/Router combo box.

But if you are disabling the DHCP server in a managed switch you are basically turning that managed switch into a dumb switch just like any other. Well not like any other Dumb switch.

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I have 4 PCs installed with Windows XP Prof and a managed switch but no router. What need to configure in the managed switch and each PC to make 4 PCs connected to each other in a network??

To make a managed switch work, what need to configure it??

I also have a modem provided by ISP, what need to configure in PC to allow it to browse the web page??

A lot of thanks.

A:Network 4 PCs with a managed switch

You will find some comprehensive tutorials here:

Practically Networked

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I have 4 PCs installed with Windows XP Prof and a managed switch but no router. What need to configure in the managed switch and each PC to make 4 PCs connected to each other in a network??

To make a managed switch work, what need to configure it??

I also have a modem provided by ISP, what need to configure in PC to allow it to browse the web page??

A lot of thanks.

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I am trying to understand what are the advantages of having a managed network switch versus an unmanaged network switch ?


A:managed network switch versus unmanged

Managed switches provide the ability to set up things like VLANs, QoS, ACLs, LAG groups, etc, etc. Higher level managed switches like layer 3 switches provide the ability to route traffic. There are other features that allow better administration of your network such as peering into the switch's ARP table adn examining the state of a port just to name a couple.

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just bought a powerrail 5200 enterprise routing switch made by packet engines. my problem is that i connect to the device using telnet and get a login screen but i do not know the information it does have a console and modem DB9 connectors on the front i have tried connecting to the console with a rs-232 cable but with no response. i am looking for some more ideas on what i should do to try to get in to it.

A:getting in to my new managed switch

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I purchased a D-Link DGS-1100-08P POE managed switch that I am planning on using for my NAS and security cameras. I wanted to test it out but the default IP is with a subnet of I have been able to access its web page with a direct connection and my laptop set to a static IP and I have been able to access it over my wired system using the D-Link SmartConsole utility. My question is what changes should I make to integrate it into a standard home network. Is it as simple as changing the IP and Subnet or are there other things to consider? Also, If I change it to say should I change the range on the router DHCP server to start at

A:First managed switch questions

{for those unaware, the PoE means Power over Ethernet to supply power to the attached devices, aka the cameras in this case}

default IP is with a subnet of to expand...

I assume you are connected something like:

isp==Modem/router ---- D-Link DGS-1100-08P -- cameras
the use of 10.x.x.x / allows a very big network.
In this configuration and a FIXED ip on the switch, you only need a static route in your primary modem/router.

Attach the switch and login to the primary router. Look for Attached Devices.
If your primary router is at, then the switch will have an address x.1.NN where

a) use the Address Reservation feature to map the MAC address of the Switch to
and thus your lan will see the switch as that address
b) Now add a static route ->

Your PC systems can then directly access every device attached to the switch.

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I bought a new managed switch (ZyXel gs1910-24), and can' get windows 7 machines to connect to it. XP Machines seem to connect OK, and the switch gives it an ip address and allows the computer to access the web interface. But when I connect on machines with Windows 7, it doesn't seem to allocate an ip address (according to ipconfig), although the connection light on the switch is solid.

I'm kinda new to managed switches - in the past I've just used routers and dumb switches. Is there some quirk I should be aware of?

A:Connecting to managed switch on win 7

You're explanation of what is going on with your situation is very confusing.

I don't know how the switch is assigning IP addresses to your XP machines as it does not have a DHCP server built in.

Why are you using a smart switch anyways?

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i need someones professional opinion on 2 24 port managed switches. not cisco. durability, stability, ease of use (gui). t
thanks. non-home use

A:gigabit managed switch

I know we've been having a lot of problems with our Dell(nortel) gigabit switches. Don't know of any to recommend

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Iam new to managed switches. I want to buy a managed switch from ebay. The switch should have client isolation(VLAN). Also it should have web-base management.
the maximum price + shipping to UAE should not exceed $250.

which the better of those two:

used: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390249136680

used: http://cgi.ebay.com/DELL-POWERCONNE...489332333?pt=COMP_EN_Hubs&hash=item4cf2b3026d

used: http://cgi.ebay.com/NETGEAR-FSM726S...531505650?pt=COMP_EN_Hubs&hash=item2eb09bf1f2
new: http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-TRENDnet-TE...278824917?pt=COMP_EN_Hubs&hash=item5636567bd5

or another switch that is on ebay and better than the two and the price+shipping doesn't exceed $250?

My internet speed is 20Mbps. The switch will be connected to 7 outoor Access points(APs) and two Ethernet clients. Around 50 users will be connected to APs

I found cheaper one http://cgi.ebay.com/HotBrick-Gigabr...490?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43a1c391f2

A:help buying managed switch

which is better:
Dell PowerConnect 3024


HotBrick Gigabrick 2600 Layer 2 Managed Switch 26-Ports


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Hi all,

I am trying to setup a DrayTek firewall (DrayTek Vigor 2830) with my Netgear 24port Managed Switch (Netgear GS724TS).

The DrayTek works fine when plugged directly into a PC however once plugged into the switch the computers connected cannot seem to get an IP even when setting statically.

I have been told things like multicast need to be off for the data to translate this is off on my settings, I must be missing a setting? Anyone got any suggestions?


A:DrayTek and Netgear Managed Switch

Are you using the firewall as a DHCP server that hands out addresses to the PC's connected to the switch? I'm not familiar with either of these products, but if the switch supports VLANs, make sure that all ports are on the same VLAN.

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I am upgrading my office. I recently received a shipment of VoIP phones, and they are being bogged down by all of the regular network traffic from the office computers.

My current setup looks like this:
[Phones + Computers]--->[Unmanaged Switch]--->[Router]--->[Modem]

I have purchased another router, modem, and phone line, and would like my setup to look like this:
[Phones + Computers]--->[Managed Switch]--->[Phone Router]--->[Modem]
______________________________|------------->[Computer Router]--->[Modem]

So essentially I will buy a new switch with one that will send all of the phone traffic to one modem, and all of the computer traffic to another modem.

I have researched the topic, and believe that I can do this by using a managed switch to create a VLAN for each group, and apply QoS settings to give the phone group priority.

My question to you is will this switch do the job? http://www.dlink.com/products/?sec=0&pid=86

Your help is very much appreciated,

A:Managed Switch VLAN Support

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Hi everyone,

Hi, I'm a sorta newbie/intermediate. I don't have professional networking experience. I'm even a little unsure of subnet masks.

I hope my newbie questions won't be too irritating.

A local charity wants to keep costs low by separating out their office computers from the student computers and also a satellite charity in the same building. That makes effectively three separate networks. Right now they have one simple 16 port switch on which all the machines are connected. Both the office computers and the dependent (rather smaller) charity have sensitive info on the computers and the charity boss is adamant that he want the networks unable to see each other so that at least his office computers are in a walled garden, so to speak. There's no real server just a shared folder on one of the desktops (only 3 computers in the main office).

Rather than a real physical separation, which would expensively entail 3 separate internet connections, I was thinking to do this with vlans. Am I on the right track?

Presumably I would configure 3 vlans with different subnets. How might this work with the (rather old) consumer netgear broadband adsl router?

For example, presumably the netgear would have its DHCP server switched off. Then presumably the managed switch would hand out the correct ip addresses for each vlan with its own dhcp server. Is that right? I am supposing that each vlan would have a different subnet, but maybe this isn't necess... Read more

A:one netgear router/modem and a managed switch for this...?

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Please impart of your wisdom on this dumb one. I am a newbie in networking - network 001.
In the following application, which should I use:
Comcast or Clear network modem
(1) wireless router - a powerful one with 10db antenna
(4) Ip cameras that has its built-in software
(1) 8TB NAS
(4) port POE
(1) switch
There will be NO computer at this home
In my Grandmother home, basically the cameras will record their recording into the NAS. My parents live house next door; my uncle lives on the garage apartment. They are just going to log into the wireless network to see what's grandma doing. Occasionally, I would like to log in from NM and see whats going on (I have no idea how to do this yet. But this will be later).
My immediate issue is getting a switch. The sales guy tells me to get a web-managed one. Another tech tells me to get a managed one. My co-worker tells me all I need is un-managed one.
Which is the best?
Thanks for your expertise.

A:Educate me managed, unmanged, webmanaged switch

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Alright, here's something for the brainiacs in the house, a little tougher than the usual "my laptop won't connect to my modem" question

I have a DVR/NAS/IP camera setup on a number of sites, using a dedicated PoE switch, that links into the company's LAN via one port to provide them remote viewing of the DVR. Basically, the DVR is set up multi-homed: camera network (including NAS data port) is all 192.168.2.*, company network is 10.0.xx.* (where xx is the site number, including NAS console port), with a gateway of 10.0.xx.254.

This has been working well so far on previous sites, but on this latest site, the network guy wants us to install a separate NIC in the DVR for the company LAN uplink, to keep the camera traffic off the LAN (my understanding is this really shouldn't be a problem, but whatever, that's what the customer wants...).

Thing is, this is a fully L2/L3 managed switch (Cisco SF302-08P - eight 10/100 PoE ports, two GbE ports)... manual here), and I'm thinking, it should be a simple matter to just add some filtering or traffic control that will tell the switch to block all 192.168.2.* traffic from the uplink... catch is, I've never needed to do this sort of thing before, so I'm at a complete loss as to where to start. QoS? VLAN? ACLs? E-I-E-I-O?

I'm a quick study, so if I even had a clue as to which method to use, I could probably muddle it out... I just don't know where to start.

Basic setup is li... Read more

A:(Advanced) Traffic control on managed switch

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how to do client isolation using VLAN in managed switch?

If I have a switch with 24 ports + internet or uplink port, o I create vlan for each port and add the uplink port in each VLAN?

I want to prevent stealing AP and mac address using Dell PowerConnect 3024 Switch

A:client isolation, VLAN and managed switch

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New poster!

I've just taken over a small Windows network, with:

W2003 server acting as file & print server,

Netgear managed Switch,

DrayTek vigor 2600v router/firewall
Before I joined, we took delivery of 3 new Xerox laser printers (connected via ethernet) which can be managed managed via http...

Data sent to each one printed immediately until shortly after the new DrayTek vigor 2600v router/firewall was installed.

Then all print jobs slowed right down... Data went from immediate printing to 1 1/2 minutes for any print job, any size, from any machine, including the server.

I'd say it is a network issue, because once I press SEND, there is a long delay before the activity light comes on on the printer.

All printers were initially on dynamic DHCP setting, but I changed them all to static, and 2 out of 3 printers are working perfectly...

The third one still exhibits exactly the same delay.

Someone mentioned it could be the managed switch: Is there any way I can test this?

Do they have a cache which holds on to old network settings?

I'd really appreciate any pointers you can give!

NB all other network activities are fine!

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Let's say we are configuring a Cisco WS-C3560-24TS-S.
I assigned port 24 to be a switch port trunk. After that i entered "show int trunk" and i saw port 24 listed there.
When i tried to do the same thing with port 25, the "show int trunk" command didn't show anything. It's like no port was configured as trunk port.

I'm assuming that ports 25 and 26 are trunk ports by default, and that's why it didn't show anything. Am i right?

A:Configuring a switch

If you do a show interface 10 what does it tell you? Is the port a trunk and if so what is it trunking? All ports should be trunk ports for the native valn only by default.

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The company my dad works for decided to phase out a whole set of their switches, the WideBand 28-port Gigabit Ethernet Managed Layer 2 Switch. Brand new, they’re worth up to $1500. My dad got permission to take it off their hands and he plans on selling them on ebay. I’ll be resetting the switches and making sure that they work (fully functional, the fans work, configurable, etc.). However, we are going to keep a few so that our network can be “better managed” and I’ll get some networking experience. The main thing we plan on doing is VLAN. I get the basic concept. The switch can create “virtual” LANs that can work on their own without interfering with the other computers on the network. After reviewing the manual on the switches and utilizing a downloadable management program from WideBand, configuring the VLAN doesn’t seem to be that difficult to do. However, setting up the routing appears to be the difficult part.

My dad appears to be knowledgeable about these switches. So, once he has some time, he’ll help me finish up the setup I’ve started. In the meantime, I’ve been thinking about the efficiency of Layer 2 switches.

Obviously, they can handle things a heck of a lot better than consumer grade equipment. As such, can I assume that they can handle “traffic” on a home LAN a lot better without the need of a VLAN? I’ve taken some screenshots of the management program so that you can get a better idea:

Here’s what caught my eye:

There is a setting for pri... Read more

A:Configuring a Layer 2 Switch

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I've posted this at other forums, just looking for as much information as I possibly can on this topic cause it's extremely difficult to nail down precise details anywhere it seems.

I have two Cisco 3550 switches in a lab setup to help me prepare for taking the CCIE lab exam in Security and have the following situation snippet:

I have Vlan 33 that has ports allocated to it on both switches, this is the vlan I wish to monitor for IDS.
I have the monitoring port attached on Switch #1, and have created a remote-span vlan 901.

The problem that arises when configuring RSPAN is getting Switch #1 to not only monitor the Remote VLAN for Source, but also get it to monitor the local ports that are designated to Vlan 33.

Basicaly here's the configuration:

Switch #1 (VTP Server):
Vlan 33: Fastethernet 0/5, 0/15
(Port 0/15 is where the Monitoring interface is hooked up).

Switch #2 (VTP Client):
Vlan 33: Fastethernet 0/6, 0/7, 0/8
Switch #1:

vlan 901

monitor session 1 source remote vlan 901
monitor session 1 destination interface fastethernet 0/15
Switch #2:

monitor session 1 source vlan 33
monitor session 1 destination remote vlan 901 reflector-port Fa0/4


When I tried adding on Switch #1 this command:
monitor session 1 source interface fastethernet 0/5

it came back telling me it couldn't add it cause it was part of a vlan that was involved with RSPAN??

I even tried:
monitor session 1 source vlan 33
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I work for a non-profit agency and they received 3 Cisco 2950 Switches. We would like to replace two to the 3Com Hubs with the switches. I have never configured a Cisco Switch before. The equipment didn't come with the ISO software.

I tried following the instructions online and in the book that came with them. I'm trying using Express Setup with no luck. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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I have to re-enter the network security key everytime windows reboots. When I enter Manage wireless networks there are none displayed. When I try to manually add it I get an access denied message. I am able to connect to my network in the available networks list I just can't configure to connect automatically.

A:No network shown in managed networks


Verify that the WLAN AutoConfig Service is set to Automatic.

Click on Start button and type services.msc and press enter.
Locate WLAN AutoConfig service, right click on it and select Properties
On General Tab, select Automatic for startup type.
On Dependences tab and make sure that all the Dependences Services are set to Automatic.

Click ok to save the new setting.

Please give us an update if this works or not.

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We have 3 16 port switches connected to our router. Everything has been in place and working well since last May.
Beginning this week, as soon as one employee arrives and turns on his pc, every pc on that switch loses internet access. Not network access - can still see other pc's - just no internet.

The pc causing the problems is the oldest on our network, but it is running Win10 like the others. When I check the stats on the router for his IP address, his has the highest transmission numbers.

We are scheduled to replace that pc within the next 2 weeks, but is there something I can/should look at doing in the mean time?

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Hi. I have no more ideas on what to try next. Any help greatly appreciated.My laptop is running Windows 7 Professional 32bit and is fully patched. The Ethernet adapter (Marvell Yukon 88E8055) is enabled and the wireless adapter (Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG) disabled (via software and the hardware switch). Symantec Endpoint Protection provides AV/security (via group policy). It is highly likely the problem was self inflicted and not caused by a virus / malware.I use the cisco VPN client and wanted to upgrade it (a reinstall may have been sufficient but as I was going to the bother I thought I would upgrade) as I was having some annoying timeouts when using the client immediately after logging into my desktop.I started by removing the existing (old version During the removal the screen went black and the laptop was not responding; ie I couldnt get the screen to wake up. I ended up powering off by holding the power button for 5 secs. On reboot, it appeared that the old vpnclient ( had been removed and everything else was functioning as normal. So I tried to install the new version ( vpn setup program gets as far as "Installing Network Components" and produces error "Error 27854. The network configuration lock is held by another application. Close all applications and run Setup again. If this message re-appears after closing all applications, reboot then re-try the install (the application holding the install lock may... Read more

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i have windows 7 and i installed virtual box (ubuntu) to do this.

i want to have two linux gateways and those two machines should either have the same NAT or public routable ip address.
basically i want to install openswan and configure the ipsec. in order to do this i need two linux gateways.

can anyone guide me how to setup two linux gateways to do this??

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After a Windows update and restart the following problem appeared 
When the Windows 7 64 machine is started it boots correctly then immediately goes to a blue "Configuring Windows" screen followed, after a couple of minutes, by the "Failure Configuring Windows Update Reverting Changes" screen. After
around 3 hours this eventually changes to "Shutting down". This has been left overnight and still says "Shutting down". During start up I don't get to the log-on screen and don't have access to any settings. A shared partition on the machine
is visible from other computers and a SQL database can be accessed during the Reverting Changes stage.
I can restart the machine successfully in Safe Mode and have tried a clean boot. Chkdsk has been run. Microsoft Help says use FixIt but FixIt doesn't run in Safe Mode and I can't access the machine after a normal boot to run it then. Diagnostics doesn't
work in Safe Mode. For the same reasons I can't turn off Windows Update or attempt a reinstall. An attempt to restore to a previous version doesn't work giving an 0x80070005 error code.
Reinstalling the OS from disk seems like overkill and a huge investment in time (bringing back up to date and reinstalling software). Surely there must be a way of bypassing or deleting the failed update or the service that is trying to configure it?
Our small business is reliant on this machine so we are quite desperate for a solution.

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I am trying to set up a network. The operating systems are windows 98.I can't get them to see each other on the network.
Do you have to manually setup IP addresses or leave it as "obtain IP addresses automatically"
I've Networked XP machines using the network wizard and that worked perfect, but 98 seems more difficult.
Is there any web page on networking that would help me configure the network properly?

A:Configuring a Network

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Hi guys, this is my first post, ok i have in my house a little home network, but i can't share files. I have tried to configure all this pc's with the wizard of Windows XP, but isn't not work. All PC's has the same Group, in no one pc i can't see the resources of the others PC in the network, please help me, I need share files.

I have designed a diagram with specifications in Microsoft Visio: Check the Attached files.

Someone with experience in network to configure it without the wizard of Windows "Set up a home or small office network"???'.

Any suggestion is good.



A:Configuring this Network

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what would be the best settings for my network card ? The reason i ask is i read somewhere(i forget where) that Configuring this will help in online games ping and lag wise. Thanks

windows xp sp1
cable modem
netgear fa310tx erthernet

If you need to know something else please post

A:Configuring my Network Card

Download an app called Cablenut, or go to http://www.dslreports.com/ and run their tweak test. They also have a couple of tools there that might be of interest to you, such as Dr TCP. The tweak test will give you some recommendations for changing your settings if needed. Cablenut will do similar though it will give you the option of applying the settings for you.

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On a previous post I had been told that after setting up the home network I would need to configure any 3rd party firewalls manually.

I have norton internet security on the desktop and was able to do it with no problem.

But on the laptop I now have Zonealarm and can't seem to find how to allow my desktop on the firewall in order to be able to file and printer share.

Any help would be appreciated.


A:Configuring ZoneAlarm for Network

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I have very little knowledge of networking. I have had configured my home network with the help of online guides and tutorial and mainly by hit and trial, last year and it performed successfully. It may not be perfect but it worked and this is how it has been working.

ADSLModem provided by ISP (PPOE and subnet mask ( DHCP enabled range ( to 192.168.80) and default DNS by ISP. UPNP enabled (but nothing configured here and in NAT as well, as things were working fine so I never touched it) Wireless (OFF)
NOTE, I can't tell if my ISP registers Mac of this modem to authenticate the services)

LinksysWTRG router with DDWRT 2.4 installed with auto 'configuration DHCP' (guess this enables connections from the SETUP1 for WAN, hence IP, subnet mask, gateway and DNS LAN setup; ip
Subnet, gateway DNS by UnblockUs.com to access Hulu, Netflix etc outside U.S. NAT services and UPNP enabled with nothing specifically mentioned to forward the services to.
Wireless enabled. And DHCP Server enabled for LAN IP to

16 port switch that is hosting Roku, Bravia LCD, 2 NAS and a windows seven Laptop wired. All the devices on the switch are connected to Setup 2 through wire and wireless, like iPhone, iPads etc.

TpLinkRouter set on Dynamic Ip configuration with auto Ip for wan and for LAN. With subn... Read more

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Hi, I set up connection to 2 of my pc's through a wired connection to my router. How do I set up the PC portion of it so I have a network? Both pc's are using windows 10 pro. I havent done this since windows 98 so its been a while. Any positive help is appreciated.


A:configuring a wired network

If you have two (or more) devices connected to the same router they are already on the same network.

With Windows 10 then you can try to use a Homegroup or you can enable file and printer sharing. I think that enabling file and printer sharing is similar to the following (I can check later if this doesn't work) ...

Short description for Windows 7 and 8/8.1 file and printer sharing:

Go into the Network and Sharing Center from the Control Panel or from the Network icon in the Notification Area. Your network must be designated 'Private' (or 'Home' or 'Work'). Click on Change advanced sharing settings. In the Private or Home or Work section you can configure File and printer sharing, Public folder sharing, and Password protected sharing.

You may want to change the Workgroup name. To check it or change it right click on "Computer" and select "Properties."

You must uninstall or properly configure any non-windows firewall (security suite).

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I have a D Link 624 router connected to my computer that's running windows XP SP2.
I had the network up and running for about 6 months with no problems. I had to go away for about a week and when I came back it wouldn't connect to the internet anymore. I ran the ethernet cable directly from the dsl modem to the computer and couldn't connect that way either. I called verizon and they had me type in and the helped me through the setup process and I was back online. I still can't get the network to work though. After hooking the network back up I typed in for the D Link configuration page. At login I typed in admin and left the password blank as instructed. The configuratin page won't load. The login screen just keeps coming back. I probably shouldn't have touched the reset button on the router but I did.
I went to the D Link support page and tried different things with no luck.
Any suggestions?????


A:problem configuring network

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First of all, my computer is the main gateway for access to the internet and I have one other computer which uses my internet and is locally networked with my computer. The other computer's IP address ranges between and

I just installed ZoneAlarm Security Suite and when I first ran it, it asked me to allow a network and I added it into the internet zone. It had the IP address as, so I assumed this was the local network. But even though I allowed this, the other computer can't connect to my network nor get internet access from my computer. I have also checked the 'This computer is an ICS gateway' option, yet the network still doesn't seem to work and I also have an IP range between and in the internet zones section of the firewall.

I also have Windows Live Messenger at Super Trusted Level, yet it still doesn't connect...

Could someone please tell me why it doesn't work?

Thanks for your help.

A:ZoneAlarm: Configuring Network


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Okay, I have a small home network using a D-Link wireless router.

I have 3 boxes, 1 - WinXP, 2-WinServer2003, 3-WinServer2003

Right now they are setup and share an internet connection but that is about it.

box1 is my main PC for games and work and has a USB printer haooked to it.
box2 is my webserver
box3 will eventually be my webcrawler/email server

What I want to know is, can the 3 boxes share the 1 USB printer?
Also I would like to configure the network so all 3 boxes can access a shared network folder for passing files back and forth.

I am not a network guru by no means, it took me a while to get my current setup so any guidence is very appreciated, also the more 'dummy proof' the better.

So if anyone can tell me how to acheive this setup or point to some articles that can I would be very grateful.


A:Configuring Windows network

Enable/Disable Windows File & Printer Sharing:


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I have DSL from Bellsouth and I have a block of static ips. These ip are used to all most fo my machines to gain access to the outside world.

I want to be able to set up a second router with privatly assigned IP's 192.168.x.x to work with my wireless system. I woud like them to be DHCP assigned.

Here is the kicker I want to use the Bellsouth Statics to give Internet access to the private IP's but I am not sure on where to look for this information or how to start.
I have a Netopia Modem/Router combo handling the STatic Ip's
I have a Linksys WRT54G handling the DHCP addresses

I thought bu configuring the Linksys router to have a Static IP address from Bellsouth would work but then again it didn't and I am here.

Any help will be appreaciated

A:Network Configuring 2 Routers

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I have a problem. I have a linksys Wirless 4-port router and a linksys wireless USB adapter (WUSB11 version 2.6). That is what I'm trying to get working on my desktop. I also have a laptop that my boss let me borrow to get me working at home with the desktop. The laptop has a YDI wireless card and it is reading the router's signal just fine and it's working and everything... so my laptop is working. I know I'm getting the signal. And so I'm pretty sure that the problem isn't hardware. The laptop has XP and the desktop has 98SE. The WUSB11 software on my desktop is reading both the router signal and the internet link I have, but it says "You are connected to the access point, but the Internet cannot be found". I am supposed to go to to configure the router on my desktop, as I can on my laptop, but it will not let me reach that site. It just says that the server cannot be found. Is there anyway you guys can help me? I would really like to get this problem fixed... I've been without Internet at my house for about a month and it's starting to really bother me.

Thank you very much in advance,
David Wilder

A:Help me with configuring linksys network please.

The correct ip you should connect to is
Let's start there....... This should be your default gateway as well.

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Im trying to get the most out of my upload speed that i can.
I'm a frequent Skype user and i can get a good quality coming from the person im talking to, but my voice tends to cut off and become distorted for the other person receiving it
i ran a speed test and my results were
6.15Mb/s download
.33Mb/s upload

its not great i know, but its the best my isp has to offer for my area
but .33Mb/s upload should be more than enough for me to send a high quality voice call
i have already set QOS to make Skype a top priority, im not sure if that has any
effect on upload

is there anything i can/should change to help?
someone recommended i use tcp optimizer, but others said i shouldnt try that with windows 7

any help will be appreciated

A:configuring network for skype

If you are downloading/uploading something it will be good to cancel that. Also what's that .33Mb/s?
I have this connection,and don't have any problems with skype even when I'm downloading torrent
I think that upload speed is not real,but should be over to 5-6.

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Anyone know a website that tell u how to configure your network card to work properly? If not can someone explain what i need to configure in my contorl/network or network neighborhood/properties.


A:Configuring network card..

o yeah BTW i have DSL, Windows 98 Plus...

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Dear Users,
I want to configure two network cards in windows 2003 standard edition.
One of my lan card is connected to my local lan and other to the internet, The Pc acts as a proxy .

when i am accessing my local intranet, the site is searched in MSN ( internet), i want to access both intranet and internet.

please suggest a solution,.

A:Configuring Two network cards

Install two cards
Install RRAS on the server
Configure RRAS
You would also need "proxy" software


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Me and my friend have just bought two network adapters, hoping we can connect our two Pc's together.But we don't really know how to do this.Should we make one Pc to be a Server and the second one to be a Client?
If that's the case, how do we do it?
If not, what are the other options?
Thank you!!!

A:Configuring the Network Adapters

Moving this to the Networking forum. Please go there to look for replies.

Also, please take a look around that forum - I'm pretty sure they walked someone through a network set up a month or two ago.

Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech
Don't forget the amazon.com GCs waiting for you - just listen to music while online!


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Ok.. so here is the situation...

I get Wireless internet from my service provider, (they send out a wireless signal and my computer picks up on it and uses it with its WAN card).

What I want to do is use my wireless router to get the signal, and then send the internet via LAN cable to my 2 PC's. Does anyone have any idea of how I go about doing this? And what is the best way to set up the Wireless Router???

(Here is an overview of what I Wish to accomplish

Wireless Internet Signal
..{ (wireless signal)
.|_________pc 1

A:Need Help Configuring Wireless Network

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After exhaustively trying to configure my Canon Printer that is connected to my network through the USB port on my
Airport Extreme I have given up. I have an Imac connected to the network and the printer works just fine using that computer, but my PC with Windows XP cannot find the printer. The PC can find the WPA2 network through the Airport Extreme and is connected using a Linksys Wireless G card. I tried using the IP address (default gateway) of the router to configure the printer, but it still doesn't work. I have downloaded and installed the latest Canon Printer drivers. Nothing seems to work. Documents still sit in the printer queue ready to be printed and the PC cannot find the printer. Please help?!

A:Configuring Network Canon Printer

See here:

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i just brought a belkin 802.11g that runs 54mbps, but we i got it to work it, but it displays 11.0 mbps... it;s download speed is only 20k. how do i configure it properly?

btw my router is alos belkin 802.11g but it;s in my basement and my computer is two floors up....(might be a factor). I also heard that by installing sp2 it will make wireless connection run faster, is it true?

p4 3.2
asus p4c00-e dlx

A:configuring wireless network adaptor

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I am trying to set up a multi-site network (5 sites total), and need some basic assistance. I can configure the routers and such, but need to know if the following scenario is correct before I start the configuration:

There are 4 sites that all need to connect to a main site, and for redundancy, to at least 2 of the other sites.

There are 3 class C IP address ranges available (we'll say 200.200.100.x, 200.200.101.x and 200.200.102.x)

The main location will have a web server, so I want to set up a DMZ at this site.

I'm thinking I can configure each of the routers with Frame Relay using a Class C address for each router's "WAN" side, and anything on the "LAN" side of each of these routers (and the switches, servers, workstations) can use a private 10.x.x.x IP range.

Does this make sense? Each of the sites would need to connect to the main site for authentication (ie. no DC's in the satellite offices, only in the main office).

If I have to use the Class C ranges for the entire network, can I use the 100.x range for routers/switches/firewalls, the 101.x range for servers, and the 102.x range for workstations? I'm sure I would need to configure a VLAN to make this option work, correct?

Thanks in advance!

A:Configuring multi-site network


I’m uncertain if you are still working on this or if this is still a relevant thread. I guess if you don’t need the help anymore, could you mark the thread as solved?

As to your questions…..

Let’s start with the basics 1st. You will not and cannot (used loosely) break down your routers, switches, and servers in the method you described. There are “NO” written rules that prohibit you from configuring your network IP’s in anyway you want to configure them. However, there are recommendations and guidelines that you would want to try to use where possible.

At the same time, if you use a service provider for certain services, they may require your servers, printers, and so forth to be in certain range. Such as, they may want all of your servers to be in the lower IP range, reserving let’s say the 1st 20 IP’s for servers, routers, switches, and so on.

So, you can do as you wish, but save yourself some serious headaches, you should keep your “locations” at the very least all within the same IP blocks. What class you use is up to you and your company. So, by IP Blocks, I mean you should keep let’s say site #1 all on a 10.71.13.xx range. I recommend and many others that you plan your network to a “T”. I prefer to keep main routers and servers in the lower numbers such as thru Of course, if you have tons o... Read more

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Hey all -- I'll try to be concise.

In the House, there is Spectrum internet which should be about 200 Mbps wired. There is a router and an access point. In the house there are several devices, both wired and wireless. Both types of connection approach 200 Mbps (for wireless, this is assuming you are within a reasonable radius of the AP). So far, so good.

But -- I live in the Apartment about 80-100 ft away, up a bit in elevation as well as on the second floor. There is something like a 10ft differential between our flat and the room in the House.

To get internet in our Apartment, I have an EnGenius ENH202 (which advertises speeds up to 300 Mbps) configured as an AP w/static IP blasting towards our window from the House. It is behind a window, so the signal must pass through two windows currently.

Internet access via EnGenius is both unstable and slow. I understand speeds will fall off, but I cannot get above 20 Mbps on any device and usually range from 7-13. As to stability, the internet drops out often, EnGenius disappears from list of WiFi network access points, etc. Interestingly, sometimes we can connect to the Spectrum 2G network more easily and reliably than EnGenius, though not always and not for long. EDIT: For example, the speed test just had EnGenius at 16 Mbps and Spectrum 2G at 33 (sudden, new high). I could handle the lower-than-advertised speeds (probably user error, I know), but the instability is killer.

- I am not particularly confident that I have... Read more

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I downloaded Kai xlink. Dont know if you know what it is but it helps get a game online.I downloaed it and my internate connection goes away and then it is lost. I go to "view wireless connections" and it says windows it not running you wireless network settings. What ever program thaat is running it run that program. I uninstalled Kai think it was it and it was. I dont know why it is running my network settings but then I had to go and make windows run it. I have never heard of someone having this problem with this. Any help would be great.

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