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vista + networks = frustration on boot
G-relk 
17/8/08 7:53:49 PM
Champion

(sp?) on frustration??

anywho, im in a spot of bother with getting my Vista gaming rig to remeber which network it belongs to.

my PC is connected to a hub, then a switch (or a router, not sure), then finally my broadband modem. i am aware taht this isnt the ideal way of having my home network setup, it is however, the only practical way of doing it.

so anyway, since installing the secong hub (to connect the other PC in my room to teh intarwebz) i have had no end of troubles with my vista computers network connection. my XP machine has no troubles remembering where it is, but the vista computer must have the NIC reset several times before connecting to my network and therefore my internet connection.

so, assuming that its not my NIC thats causing the trouble (as it worked up until i put in the second hub), then what the hell is???

cheers
g-relk

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aliali 
17/8/08 8:26:51 PM
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If you have multiple devices handing out IP addresses on the one network you are asking for trouble.
First you need say exactly what hardware you have. Not guess.
And say exactly what you are trying to do and why you "need" that setup.

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G-relk 
17/8/08 9:56:51 PM
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the only reason i need it set up this way is because dad wont run another 25m ethernet cable underneath the floor and through the wall. too much of a hassle for a computer thats mainly going to be for watching movies.

the setup is so:
 
modem --> 10/100mb switch --> 10mb hub
--> sisters PC --> my main computer with vista HP x64
--> dads PC --> my second computer with xp pro


im thinking that giving my Vista PC a specific IP address may fix my problem, or getting a modem/router to replace the modem and switch.

whats your thoughts??

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G-relk 
18/8/08 9:54:13 AM
Champion

sorry to double post, but i cant even get it to find the correct network today, and i am forced to type this out on my other computer. i tried to assign the computer with vista a specific IP address that belongs to the network wich is connected to the internet to no luck, as well as changing the NIC port its using, with no effect. no, rebooting my PC has not fixed it :(

i see what you meen with multiple devices assigning IP addresses, but as i stated in my previous post, it is the only practical way of having the internet on my second computer. it also frustrates me that its only a problem with vista, as my PC with XP works fine first time every time.

so, besides putting another network cable under the floor, what else can i do to try and fix my problem????

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aliali 
18/8/08 10:09:03 AM
SuperHero
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Ok if those other devices are really switches or hubs then the only device handing out IP addresses should be the modem.
So first up double check both extra items are actually just switchs or hubs.
If they are first I would try and remove them from the equation.
So move you PC to near the modem and hook it up (or run a temp network cable through the house to the modem). If that works then connect to the first switch. If that works then I would suspect the 10Mbp/s hub, or a port on it, or the cable you are using.
Personally I would dump the old 10MBp/s hub and replace it with a new 10/100/1000 switch.

Alternatively if sis and dad are near the modem (I assume it is a crap single ethernet port one) I would replace it with a decent 4 port modem router, then put the 100Mbp/s where the 10Mbp/s hub is.

So
 

4 port modem router --------->dad
--------->sister
-------------------------> 10/100 switch------->your main PC
------->your second PC


Oh and with the old 10 MBp/s hub make damn sure you are not using a crossover cable.

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G-relk 
18/8/08 10:19:02 AM
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i only put the hub in recently to connect my second computer to the net. before then i had no problems connecting the vista PC to teh intarwebz. i now im not using a crossover cable. the only one i have is a 1.5m one that i made for practice at work.

yeah, the modem is a single port crappy one, hence the switch (it was given to us by a friend, so it was cheaper than buying a new modem router).

the network i want to connect to can be found in the merge network connections window, but it says its not in use, as it connects to "unidentified netowrk" every time. chaning ports on the 10mb/s hub did nothing.

Q: would replacing the switch with a router possibly fix my problem??

EDIT: oh, and thanks for your help :)


Edited by G-relk: 18/8/2008 10:19:22 AM

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