technical help required please !
First of all, Merry Xmas to all of you!
Hope Santa made your wishes come true!
Now.....here is the issue a friend of mine has:
2 computers both running on WinXp
1 is in the basement plugged via a cable into the router, the other one is upstairs and wireless.
the one in the basement is a bit more powerfull and the one upstairs...don't have the hardware list..
Anyways...the problem is the following:
When the wireless computer is turned on (alone) it is able to browse the net.
once the second computer in the basement is turned on....the internet connection doesn't work anylonger with the wireless pc ???
Anybody have any idea why this is happening?
Thank you for your help.
Try a different internet router, sounds like the router is trying to die.
Have you power-cycled the router?
What make/model of router? Has this always been the case or a recent development?
thank you guys!
I will get back to you with the reference of the router.
though it looks like my friend tried to use a different router but he wasn't succesful to make it works.
Anyways...by default a router should be able to supply bandwith to 2 types of connections at the same time (of course if the router proposes both options) right?
I'll keep you posted.
More info like make\specs of router also maybe check to see which IP address's are asign to Each PC because the cannot run on the same IP address so I think dchp should be turned on in the router also on the PCs
Most routers should be able to handle 200+ clients with about 32 of being wired, in most cases.
Shadowmeph makes a good point though, if both machines are set for static IP and are both set to same IP then one starting up would knock the other offline.
need more info on route if all in one modem or modem>router/wifi
I think its just how the router is configured, make sure they are set to use thier own connection, and if you can, set the wireless connection or wired connection to get the "most" of the connection as it is needed. To me it sounds like they are both using the same IP or router is configured improperly giving a dedicated connection to the one when both are requesting it.
Thanks for all your answers....
I need to my friend's place to try out these solutions.
The router is a belkin..I don't have the reference # of it though
I'll keep you posted once there!
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