tiscali via adsl router

By davids
Nov 29, 2005
  1. I am attempting to network two computers together via a cable network and a "mentor" adsl router. I also have tiscali broadband to add to the equation.

    I have had the broadband working via the router, although I dont understand how; when I connect to the router setup, it has the option to enter the ISP username and password, which I do, then it connected to the internet (I dont understand how without a number or provider name).
    However the connection is shortlived and it keeps cutting off.

    My second problem is that evertime I reboot windows server 2003 it takes about 15 minutes to load to the log on screen, as it says it is "preparing network connections", and it does this every time I reset the machine...

    This is the first network I have attempted to setup, so I am a newbie!!

    Can anyone give me any pointers?
  2. davids

    davids TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 96

    Back again!

    I am still having trouble; I now have the two computers networked and able to file share, but I cannot get the broadband working - the USB modem provided by tiscali will not work with my network cards, when I enable the usb modem in "Control panel>system>devices" the network closes down and the two computers wont communicate.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?
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