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    2-wire connection -3rd pc can't access web

    I have a Bellsouth 2-wire 1000 router wih three computers. the main and one satellite work fine but the third cannot access the internet. I get a not connected error message. Installed Connection Manager. Bell South's web site doesn't really help with this.

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    Re: 2-wire connection -3rd pc can't access web

    Can all of the computers see each other across the network?

    Also tell us more about EACH computer, including, OS and Firewall that are running on each.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: 2-wire connection -3rd pc can't access web

    I don't know anything about your router, but assuming you're using DHCP, you should check the router's settings to see how many DHCP CLIENTS it's set for. Maybe it's set for only two. My Linksys also has a setting tab where I can check the current list of DHCP clients to see which IP address is assigned to each computer. Check for that on yours. Lastly, is the "problem computer" set to use DHCP?

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    Re: 2-wire connection -3rd pc can't access web

    The support section at 2wire.com has some FAQs that are sort of in the ballpark. This one is interesting:
    <hr>Question
    How many computers can I connect to my HomePortal residential gateway?

    Answer
    The HomePortal supports up to 250 IP addresses on the HomePortal network, 32 static and 218 dynamic via DHCP. You may connect up to 30 computers via HomePNA.

    Note: The number of computers your service provider supports may vary.<hr>
    It's that last part I would worry about...

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    Re: 2-wire connection -3rd pc can't access web

    Two of the computers see eachother. All use XP but do not have SP 2. All use McAfee.

    Message reads that computer is not connected. I checked the connections and reinstalled Connection Manager.

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    Re: 2-wire connection -3rd pc can't access web

    Did they ever work with the Bell South hardware? Do you have a firewall software running on each? I'd strongly encourage you to install SP-2.

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    Re: 2-wire connection -3rd pc can't access web

    Have you checked the router's DHCP settings suggested earlier - you didn't say?

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