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Router and 2 computers problem

By Gumas ยท 10 replies
Sep 11, 2005
  1. The problem is:
    I've got WAN in building and i've got 2 computers, and a router (D-LINK DI-604). So I connect router to the WAN and then these computers to the router. They have OS windows 98 1st edition. The installation is fine and LAN works properly but WAN doesnt :/ what's wrong ? Router in 100% works so I think it could be configuration
    Wan features:
    GATE: the same as IP
    I can't ping any domain or anything except the 2 computers in LAN
    any ideas ?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    How did you configure the router? You have to configure the WAN part manually to match your specific connection.
  3. Gumas

    Gumas TS Rookie Topic Starter

    That's the problem I dont know how to conigure it ? Should I make the same IP Gate mask like in WAN ? :/

    And 1 more question: Is it possible that ISP has blocked splitting internet by router ?
  4. greenflash

    greenflash TS Rookie Posts: 100

    Prepare ur scenario:

    Router has two ip's : one comes from isp (fe: other looks into LAN..(fe:

    If u enable DHCP in router your computers in LAN automatically takes the ip'

    Or u can manually give the correct settings to ur comps.

    01 : ip>


    02 : ip>


    Default Gateway :

    The second question answer : ISP's dont block splitting internet by router i think
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Yes, you configure the router's WAN interface just like you would for a single computer: either set it to "static ip" and put in the same IP/mask, DNS etc or set it to DHCP automatic.

    There is no way your ISP can block your from using a router. Even if they have registered your computer's MAC address you can just tell your router to fake the MAC and still share your connection.
  6. Gumas

    Gumas TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok it worked 4 me. Thx guys :)
  7. Gumas

    Gumas TS Rookie Topic Starter

    :/ I thought that it works because i tested it in home and was ok, when I took router to company it didnt work.
    Maybe I will try to explain in other way what kind of configuration works:

    1. WAN - COMPUTER 1 or 2 ---> works

    2. WAN - ROUTER - COMPUTER 1 and 2 --> doesnt work

    3. my home internet, adsl (other place) - ROUTER - COMPUTER 1 and 2 --> works

    as u see in my home everything works, so the router is fine, cables are fine and ok. Everything works when used with other internet. When I take router and to the company and try to set it up it doesnt work :( WAN is fine like u see in 1. because computers work normally when connected by one.
    Where is the problem ? Maybe the OS ? in home I've got XP on both computers and in company win98 1st edition.
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,845   +897

    we assume at work the WAN has other systems attached.
    1) you need to know the address range of the existing WAN
    2) to disable DHCP
    3) to manually configure the systems down stream from your router
    using a mask and address compatible with (1)
    4) ensure no IP address conflicts
    5) get permission from the IT staff for what you are attempting. eg (4) is beyond your control
  9. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    How exactly are you setting up the router at work? Where did you get the information needed?
  10. greenflash

    greenflash TS Rookie Posts: 100

    Yes of course maybe u r using another network in ur company.Maybe u can check the cables and try to ping the computers while at work
  11. Gumas

    Gumas TS Rookie Topic Starter

    All right, thx guys but I had to hire a specialist :) I was too nervous to deal with this problem on my own. He made it worked at last... The problem was the configuration of computers, not router as he told me.
    Anyway thx 4 help. Bye.
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