Connection Errors Abound

By Pye
Feb 8, 2004
  1. Alright, I've had some issues the last couple of days with my network connection. I'm running a SMC Barricade 4-port router hooked up to an XP machine, a Win98 machine, and a Linux laptop. The XP machine, when it boots, does not get an internet connection. I have found that in the past I could disable and re-enable the connections in the Network Settings box and get my connection back, but this does not always work. I now find that the Network Bridge will give me a Cable Unplugged Error upon trying to repair or enable it, and I don't even use the bridge.

    I'll be happy to provide any other information I can, but I'm just wondering if anyone else has had this problem, or knows what I can do to fix it?
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    You may find it of advantage to you when you disable DHCP in all your PC's and give them a fixed IP in the range of to In all PC's set the default gateway to the IP of your router (192,168.1.1) and use the same IP for the first DNS-server. You can leave the second DNS empty.
    In your router, change the settings to reflect your router's IP = and enable DHCP. In the WAN-part enter your ISP's IP and DNS-IP's
    You may have to modify software-firewall settings, if you have one.
    The issue you have now, may mostly happen when the W98 or laptop is switched on before XP.
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    "Does not get an internet connection" means? It says "network cable in unplugged"? You can't access the internet? You can't create a connection to your ISP?
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