Re: Having network problems.
From: Chrejo (Chrejo_at_discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 03:42:03 -0800
-- God is good! "Chrejo" wrote: > > -- > God is good! > > > "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" wrote: > > > > > "Chrejo" <Chrejo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message > > news:A610C760-522B-4351-ACE2-3A3F9A4C1CF1@microsoft.com... > > >I am having trouble with other people seeing my computer or connecting to > > >me. > > > All firewalls are disabled. The IP I see in games I create or in the > > > network adapter properties (the adapter with the internet connection) is > > > not > > > my acual IP address. The address I'm getting (192.168.2.10) looks like a > > > router assigned the IP except I'm not using a router. > > > > In a command prompt, type > > > > ipconfig /all > > > > and see whether this is a DHCP-assigned address. It should tell you what the > > IP address of the DHCP server is/was, if so. > > > > > I believe when I ran > > > the setup program for Bell's Sympatico HighSpeed internet, it installed a > > > gateway using DHCP through the modem ... the gateway IP and DHCP server IP > > > are the same as the modems IP. I contacted Sympatico and they told me the > > > the modem does assign an IP but it is supposed to be the Dynamic IP they > > > assign from their servers, not the Static one I'm getting. > > > > You don't have a static - you have a private IP. Something is doing NAT. > > > > > The tech I spoke > > > to said he couldn't really help me but I probed furture and he said that > > > the > > > modem has a feature (can't remember the exact words) that assigns the > > > virtual > > > IP or something (kinda lost me there) and that it could be diabled. I > > > tried > > > this but everytime I tried to save or re-access the modem it had > > > re-enabled > > > it (GRRR). Both my net controlers are onboard > > > > Ah. Why do you have two NICs? Disable one. Are you using ICS? Don't. > > > > I suggest you get yourself a decent, inexpensive broadband router firewall > > appliance (Netgear, Linksys, Dlink, etc) and stick it betwen your DSL modem > > & network/computers. Let it do DHCP and NAT. You don't need to install any > > klugy ISP-provided software on your computers that way. I never do... > > > > That said - there are two issues here, it seems. You stated that you were > > having problems with others connecting *to* you. What do they need to > > connect to, and how, and for what purpose? > > > > Get your internal network fixed, your internet connectivity cleaned up & > > working, and *then* deal with inbound access to your network from the > > Internet. > > > > > > > and I do have a network but > > > not one that accesses the internet. Only my computer is used for that but > > > I > > > do have another computer connected (and was when I ran Bell's setup prog I > > > think). Anyone want to help me solve this problem? ... does windows SP2 > > > interfier with this or anything? I can provide any other info that might > > > be > > > pertinent that I overlooked. Thx. > > > -- > > > God is good! > > > > Well, perhaps, but I don't know which particular deity is responsible for > > troubleshooting TCP/IP connectivity issues, so it's probably not relevant > > here. > > > > > > Thanks a ton for your reply, it helps me alot and I'll get back to the > forums I'm sure when I have more questions. I just hope this solves the > problem of people bieng able to connect to me. I have been wanting a good > router anyways but didn't realize it was that much better. You know I'm > kinda stupid when it comes to netoworking so maybe you can explain why it's > better to me (lol). As for the software, I'll definately use the windows > setup wizzard instead of Bell's :-p, thx for the advise. What's a good easy > source to find out all about networking, or where would I find out? I'm very > curious and would love to be more adept in the area as I love everything > about computers. The issue with the modem, a router will solve that problem > then? I just did the the command ipconfig /all in the command prompt and it said that the ip is a DHCP assigned address so is it doing this because I have 2 ethernet controlers? Is there a way around not using ICS (the other controller is used for LAN only not internet)? No I'm not using ICS to my knowledge and I really don't wan't to if I don't have to. Please explain things a little better, I sort-of understand what's going on but not fully (what's NAT :-p). But I did catch what you were saying about cleaning up the network first, this will make everything easier to troubleshoot and more efficient I'm assuming and thank you for that. Hopefully I can come to a greater understanding of all this :-). P.S. Don't mind my signature :-).