Steven Vollom's networking problems
stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jun 22 17:10:23 UTC 2009
On Saturday 20 June 2009 09:15:12 am Frans wrote:
> Hi Steven,
> If I remember correctly you are able to connect to the internet (at least
> with a browser, lets forget about email for now) when using a Live CD
> with _every_ computer (that is able to run that Live CD) as long as you
> connect an ethernet cable directly between that computer and the 'modem'.
> Therefore I think the 'modem' is actually a router with a DHCP server
> which gives the attached computer an IP address among other things,
> allowing access to the internet.
This is actually the case. I did not realize it. I think when the ISP
replaced my modem a few months back, they provided a combination modem/router;
I did not realize that. Either that or all DSL modems are also routers too.
> If I remember correctly you used your router (the large box :) ) as a
> 'hub' . I think you mean the integrated four port LAN switch (which acts
> the same as a hub ).
> If that's correct you should _not_ use the WAN port from that router,
> just the LAN ports for _all_ your ethernet cables (computers and 'modem').
Actually, I have stopped using the D-Link from almost the first post. I have
been direct connecting to the computer using the Modem/Router. When I change
from computer to laptop, I have to move the cables, but that has been how I
have been doing it.
> You mentioned a few days ago:
> "I just came in from a fall I took in the back yard. Almost knocked
> myself out, I hit my head so hard"
> And you are still not feeling well today I understand.
> *please* consult a health care professional.
Thanks for the thoughtfulness, but it has been several days now and I seem to
be all right. I have a lingering headache, but I actually feel pretty good.
> Good luck!
> -Frans (who certainly should not give medical advice and is not a
> networking specialist)
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