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    2 Machines Attached To A Hub

    I have 2 PCs attached to a hub that feeds off one (1) DSL line. For some reason, one of the machines (the second-see below) is not able to connect to the internet. That is to say, when I look at the face of the hub (where all the lights are) I see a connection for the second machine when I power it up, but only until the windows screen appears, then the lights go out (i. e., no connection). The connection to the first machine remains intact.

    Anyone else have a similar experience?

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    Re: 2 Machines Attached To A Hub

    >> (the second-see below)...

    Did you mean to add an attachment?

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    Re: 2 Machines Attached To A Hub

    What do you mean by "hub" - switch or router?

    If you use switch, your problem will remain: your DSL Modem can recognize one connection only. If you shut down one computer connected this way and start another, you must restart the modem also to reestablish a connection.

    If you use router, it can be hardware or software problem. Login to your router and check local connections - does the router recognize MAC address of your second computer? If not, check physical connections (cable, does control lighs on NIC card on). If yes, check network configuration on it (does TCP/IP installed on this connection, TCP/IP properties).

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    Re: 2 Machines Attached To A Hub

    Could you please give us details of your exact configuration.

    What is the Make and model of the device connected to the phone line?
    What connectors does this device have?
    How are your PCs connected to the device?
    etc.

    I am going to move this whole thread to the Networking your Home forum, where we have lots of similar discussions, because this doesn't sound like a Windows 2000 issue to me!

    StuartR

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