Network says connected but cant access internet on the other PC

By UoSo
May 29, 2008
  1. hi

    i have connected 2 computers to share internet connection

    at first day the network says connected and i can use the internet

    but second day it says connected but i cant use internet it says page cant be displayed :S

    is it because of firewall or anti virus?

    because there was no anti virus first but i have download it after i saw the internet is working on the other PC

    so should i remove the anti virus ?

    ( i use Nod Smart security )

    thnx :)
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Remove all firewalls, and security. Let it then use the regular Windows firewall. Than add back in your security.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,351   +622

    If you can get ANY reply from a website, then the firewall is not the issue --
    it seldomly is but everyone likes to finger point the firewall --
    imo, that's a lack of understanding. If ALL access to ANY website fails, then investigate
    the firewall allowing port 80 outbound.

    Most frequently, a browser will have two kinds of problems
    1. site can not be found
    2. pages don't load properly or completely
    On (1), we have many cases here on Techspot of browsers being hijacked,
    ie: altered by some virus such that URLs from the user get redirected elsewhere or
    fail to produce a display.

    On (2), the users browser cache is contaminated (needs to be flushed), OR
    even the remote website can have issues and not completely transmit the entire content requested.

    Many users have far too many ActiveX components loaded and some have too many LSP hooks -- both of which can impact browser functionality.
  4. UoSo

    UoSo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    look.......i,ll tell you what i did :

    pc1(connect to the internet) : ip:
    subnet mask:
    Gateway: . . .

    Pc2(connected to share internet connection with pc1)

    ip :
    subnet mask :
    Gateway : . . .

    and when they 2 turned on it say connected but i cant access the internet from the pc2 :(

    pc2 have no antivirus or anything (just formated )

    so can anyone tell me whats wrong?


    and sorry for my bad english
  5. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,393   +108

    okay do you have a modem and router? Any hub or switches? Need to know how your setup.

    Subnet mask:
    Default Gateway:

    The default gateway access the internet if you don't have that then no internet.
    No connection to the other PC if your using a router? Are you?
  6. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,393   +108

    Not again... Repeated posting.. I just click on submit..
  7. UoSo

    UoSo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i have a DSL USB modem no router...pc1 connect to the internet useing DSL USB modem and i want to connect it to PC2 to share the internet connection

    and the gateway i let it empty

    anything els you need to know ?

    and what should i do with the gateway?
  8. NetCablesPlus

    NetCablesPlus TS Maniac Posts: 228

    You really should use a router when trying to connect two PC's through a single DSL modem.
  9. UoSo

    UoSo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    so i cant share internet connection using DSL USB modem?
    i must use router?
  10. UoSo

    UoSo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Dude...i dono what i did but its working now !! :D

    thnx all for your help :)
  11. UoSo

    UoSo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i put in the gateway the PC1 ip

    then it work
  12. UoSo

    UoSo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    and can i install any anti virus?

    or it can make the internet not work again?
  13. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,393   +108

    You can use the modem with a 5-8port switch if you don't want to use the router. I did it with dial-up network from modem to workgroup hub that works for years, then DSL then router and today cable.
  14. UoSo

    UoSo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    BAD news :(

    it stop working again :dead:
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