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Old 06-22-2004, 01:02 AM   #1
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Networking together linux and windows

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this question; but, here it is. The only computer at my house with the internet is a WinME computer. I have an ADSL connection, a speedstream modem and a linksys router. I could get the computer all the way up to connecting and I can ping the isp's computers; but when I try to load a webpage, I get "Page can not be displayed." I have talked to everyone, the ISP tech people, the Linsys tech people, everyone. I can not figure out how to get it connected with an ethernet cable instead of a USB cable. -Once I do I can then configure the router and then get my computer on the internet. -Then finally get to do some real linux usage...

Old 06-22-2004, 02:20 AM   #2
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Well first you have to make sure the ADSL modem has an RJ-45 connection, if so you can use ethernet with it. What you will need to do once you have made sure of that is make sure your computers have NIC cards so you caan hook up ethernet cable to them. Once you are sure that you can use ethernet cables, you'll need to obtain 3 cat5 ethernet cables. One from the modem to the router. then one each from router to each computer. Next step configure router. the router will by default probably have DHCP turned on, which means that it will automatically assign each computer connected a private IP number. and from a GUI browser, you schould be able to connect to it with either the address or, check your manual for that information. You will then run through a setup wizard on the router, and at the end of that you should be in business.

Old 06-22-2004, 10:56 AM   #3
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I have all of the proper equipment. However, I need to get the computer with ADSL to be able to connect with Ethernet rather than USB, before I can configure the router. I have set up DNS and also everything else that the ISP I use has suggested. I have called many companies for tech support, but they know less than I do. If I disconnect the USB and connect the Ethernet cable from the modem to the NIC card, and reboot. I can get the internet to connect, however, I can not get any data from anything but the ISPs servers, not even mail from the ISP will work. I can ping the DNS servers, but that is it. I can not get the return from any outside systems; such as,

Like I said, I need to get the main internet computer to work before I can setup the router. I have tried it every other way to no avail. I can get the computer to connect, but once it does and I open a browser window, I can not get anything but "Page can not be displayed." Every tech support number I called could not help me I have done everything they have suggested and it did not help. -I did the following:

1) installed a Linksys Network card.
2) installed drivers
3) reconfigured ADSL program to run of ETHERNET cable rather than USB
4) unplugged the USB and plugged in the ETHERNET to modem and NIC
5) rebooted
6) setup DNS configured Internet options according to ISPs specs
7) Connected to internet
8) opened browser window
9) got no return
10) called everyone that should have known what they were doing, but didn't
11) got mad and stopped working on it for 3 weeks..

...and that is about it. Could anyone please help me. I haven't done hardcore usage of the windows computer in about 3 years. I have tried everything that I could remember. -Yet, it wasn't enough.



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