In part 1 of our story, I was trying to find a NIC for use with my new wireless router.
I eventually went with a wireless network adapter for PC#1, since at some point it will be going up 2 flights of stairs away from the router. Right now, I'm still on it in its old place, using the wireless part for internet connections.
My wife's birthday decided to come early after I had tweaked parts of the system. Right now the house is a little more musical as I figured out more connections issues. She's listening to her "CDs" on the TV upstairs right now. The 604 negotiates its wireless connection just fine, so it has access to the shared folders on this PC, and its internet connection is okay.
My question now regards PC#2. Both CAT5-wired or wireless have their issues. The wireless side has more issues, but I'll ignore them for the moment. With the wired connection it can get to the internet. But I'd also like it to be part of the rest of my network. That is, to have PC#2 able to browse PC#1 or the 604. This is where I'm having issues.
Does anyone have troubleshooting/setup advice for getting PC#2 and/or the network correctly connected?