Ok..I got a question that has stumped my lin buds. I got 3 machines up and running...2 are dual boot XP,Mandrake 9.1 boxes..and the other a 98se machine for my roomate. I've configured the 4th machine onto my cable modem into my router(lac of nic cards). That one is running a dhcp server. Now everything works just great..except one problem.
Every few hours or more..the xp systems lose their web. Now xfers and irc and IM all still keep working..but the web stops. Ive tried all the repairing in XP..but nothing solves it but a reboot into xp for BOTH machines. That or neither can access web pages. Now what I can't figure out here is why the 98 machine is totally unaffected..and keeps running web sites along with the rest...without a renewing of ip or reboot..but both XP machine need a reboot. The server relays no errors what so ever.
The answer I keep getting is USE A ROUTER!
I am..to relay the virtual ip's to the rest of the network. The Linux server is directly connected to the cable modem, and then conected to the hub to spit out the ips. I would simply use the hub option..but my serv prov gives me only 2 ips and 46.00 for 2 more.can anyone tell me why my xp boxes stop using web but can still use p2p,chat, and IM unless they are rebooted and the 98 machine doesn't ?
Naturally I'd ask the serv prov for help, but if you talked to these so called (techs) then youd understand.(lv 3 arent even that bright). Also the fact theyd be angry Im masquerading my ip wouldn't help.
If there is any solution (not wiping xp) Please help!