Home networking

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I have a home network which has 4 PCs and a couple of gaming platforms connected to it. I have a LinkSys 100 cable modem. I DID have two routers connected to it, one from the cable to the first router which fed directly to the main PC about 4 feet away. The other feed was to another router about 40 feet away in the front of my house. I do NOT know the brand of the first router. The second router is a Zonet ZFS 1008. All was working well, until the first router was removed and taken out of the system/house. We reconnected two of the PCs to the second router, and it aint right. We can have either of the PCs go online but not both at the same time. We have tried everything in our repertoire to get it to work correctly. The ONLY change was the deletion of one router. This system is hard wired ONLY.

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Hello,

It seems to me that the problem might be an IP addressing issue.
Do you know if in your actual network there is a DHCP server?
Normally, in home networks scenarios this is a service that is running in the broadband router.
The DHCP server i responsible to give IP addresses, DNS and gateway to local network clients. Without it you’ll need to manually assign all of these to your local computer(s).

So, if you are able, please check you router configuration if there is a DHCP server configured and running. It might be disabled or out of free addresses to lease to your last PC.

You might need further instructions to put everything right, but before instructing you anything else, we need some feedback from answering questions above.

HTH

–HE is correct better yet, check first your service provider for the information about the setting of your router they will walk you through that so it will be easier for you.Or i may suggest this site, this is where I get helpful tips about networking issues.

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  • Gabe9527
    Firstly check and see if the DHCP service is running on the Router.... this will give IP addresses to the machine when they logged in. Expand the scope if required. this would point out why only one would work and not the other.
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  • valmsmith
    Thanks guys! I believe this is going to help resolve the issue here. There HAS been a problem in the past where we had to reboot the modem in order for all the devices to connect to the internet at one time. Once again, thanks for the input!! Martini
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  • Sixball
    May also want to double-check the way the router is connected to the Modem - Most modems only talk to the first device that they see. Ensure that the Routers "WAN" or "internet" prt connects directly to the modem, then connect your other devices to the router (and like the others have said, ensure DHCP is rolling fo ran easier config)
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  • ComputerSavy
    HE is correct better yet, check first your service provider for the information about the setting of your router they will walk you through that so it will be easier for you.Or i may suggest this site this is where I get helpfull tips about networking issues.
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