I've got the wired router hooked up and can share files and a printer between my computers, and the computer that is near the modem can get on the internet fine, but the remote computer cannot access the internet. All I get is "little or no connectivity." I called the phone support and they guy was very patient as he led me through a bunch of steps checking this and that (most of which I didn't understand). He said that there is a limit on the length of the cable between the router and the computer of about 20 feet. I was told that the maximum length (maximum certifiable length) for CAT 5 patch or crossover cables is 328 feet (100 meters), but the cable I'm using is only 40 feet long!
Why can I share files but cannot get on the internet from the remote comptuer?
I can ping the router from the remote computer but not anything on the Net. I'm totally confused...
I tried disabling the firewall on the remote PC to no effect. Through further investigation I have discovered that the remote PC is not able to reach the router to obtain an IP address and resorts to the Alternate Configuration (which is why I can share files). When I turn off the alt config it uses an IPA from the XP apipa range and I can't do anything at all.
What is most odd is that the remote comptuer can ping the router when the alternate ipa within the range specified when the router is set up is used.
How can I tell if the router is attempting to assign the same IPA to both computers and once I know that, how do I correct it?
Atheros L2 Fast Ethernet 10/100 Base-T Controller Properties claims the device is working properly
I updated the driver to the most current for XP from the Atheros Communications website (www.atheros.com v188.8.131.52)
Under [Advanced] are the following options (current setting first, alternates follow slash) Flow Control - on/off Interrupt Moderation - on/off Max IRQ per Second - set at 5000 MediaType - Auto / 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps at Full or Half Duplex Network Address - Not Present / enter value Number of Receive Buffers - set at 256 Number of Transmit Buffers - set at 64 Shutdown wake up - off/on Wake Up Capabilities - Magic Packet & Pattern Match / All; Link Change; Magic Packet; None; Pattern Match
Right clicking on the property window gets a "What's This" description. It says "These properties are device dependent. Read the device manufacturer's instruction manual to determine the correct property settings." I don't seem to have an instruction manual and can't find one on the Atheros' website as they seem to be pushing the wireless technology. I can't even guess what any of these do so I'm not going to monkey with them.
Under [Resouces] I have Memory Range - DFFC0000 - DFFFFFFF IRQ - 17
There is no value for I/O and I don't see any way of setting one...