I posted this in a different thread but no one there seemed to be able to help me. I have also changed some hardeware changes from that post.
I am using a linksys etherfast cable/dsl router with 8 port switch,
serial # befsr81. The back of the router has 9 slots. 1-8 are ports to hook up computers (numbered 1-8). The 9th slot says internet, which is where my ethernet cable from my cable modem is running. I configured my Main PC to communicate with the router already using the setup disk that came with the router and I even tried configuring it manually.
I am trying to set up a network with 3 computers, all computers are running XP Pro. My current configuration is as follows:
I have ran the Network setup wizard on all computers. They were all set up to run on the "My computer connects through this computer or a residential gateway" connection. Firewals are disabled. Here are the connections listed in my network connections for the Main PC:Code:Main PC: Connected directly to the cable modem through usb. Also connected to port slot #3 in the back of my router. 2nd PC: Connected to port slot #2 on the back of the router. 3rd PC: Connected to port slot #1 on the back of the router.
Doing it this way I can only recieve the internet on this computer. When I ping on the Main PC I get 4 reply's with 0% loss. But when I ping on the other two comptuers I get the message "Destination net unreachable". Any help would be much appreciated.Code:Main PC -Local Area Connection 9 Enabled Realtek rtl8131 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC -Local Area Connection 3 Moterola Surfboard 4200 Enabled, Shared Second PC -Local Area Connection 17 Linksys LNE100TX Fast Ethernet Adapter Enabled, Firewalled Third PC -1934 connection 11 Enabled 1934 net adapter -1934 connection 12 Enabled 1934 Net adapter #2 -Local Area Connection 9 Enabled NVIDIA nFors MPC Networking Controller