Network nightmare

By triiifashions · 6 replies
Sep 17, 2008
  1. well the sorta good news is i have just aquired wild blue high speed internet

    the bad news is i have screwed my network up!!!

    took me awhile to figure out that i had to disable internet on network adapter one before network adapter (hereafter being called NA), two would process the internet signal correctly

    now however ......

    on network adapter two (which contains my LAN ) i can only see my computer and one other out of four! i can acess the one computer and my LAN cams but two of the other computers i cannot see(on workgroup computers).SO....
    the hard ware and the connections are working because i can see the LAN cam that is on the end of the wire. but two of the computers on the network i cannot see

    all other computers on the LAN can acess each other

    but they cannot access mine
    and i cannot access them(except for the one)

    so i can see me and one out of four


    thanks in advance!!!
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184


    need to be clearer about some of your information.

    Please refer to your net devices by some unique names so readers know what facts apply to what devices. Also please identify the operating systems running on each of your four computers

    /******* Edit **********/
    You can also look at this link: Troubleshooting: XP File and Printer Sharing, Computers not found?. I just cleaned up Part1 of the Guide. Use it to clear up visibility problems. Probably have new version of Part3 on access issues ready shortly
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

  4. triiifashions

    triiifashions TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 129

    when i set ip i lose network

    so i have disconnected all of network except one computer

    i have the wild blue router hooked into my linksys router then hooked into my computer the network computer is hooked to router also

    i have my computer set to obtain ip auto in the network adapter settings

    the networked computer can see both


    when i have the networked computer set to obtain auto ip i can get the internet but no network

    when i set the ip i get network and no internet!!!!!

    im lost

    i thought i had a fair knowledge of networking...........i dunno!
  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Let's see....So you have disconnected everything but one computer

    And linksys router is hooked into computer the network computer is hooked into also. So you have two computers hooked into your router (when everything but one computer disconnected you say?)

    And one is a network computer and the other (other of one, i take it?) hooked to your router but is not your network computer. Hooked into the router and not your network computer I guess cuz you cant’ connect it to your network? What??? :confused:

    Network computer can see both… both what? The two routers and non-network computer. or is that three?" 2 out of 3?
    Gee that’s three or do you mean…?????????

    Is dfficult to give any meaningful answer when can’t read what you’re saying.. Or maybe it's just me. But you’re not at all being clear and consistent in what you say

    oh and knowing which router and how you actually hook to the internet would be nice too
  6. triiifashions

    triiifashions TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 129

  7. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    I hope you get the help you're looking for.

    Tho, with all the posts/replies going on in all the other threads since you started this thread, you might ask if there's a reason no one has tried directly answering your questions for help.

    In any case, best of luck.

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