Re: Internet access for second computer on home network
On Sun, 12 Apr 2009 23:39:51 +0100, Noel Paton
>On Sun, 12 Apr 2009 14:16:41 -0700, "James Bauer" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>I have two computers, one running XP and one Vista.
>>They were linked by a simple wired home network using a switch. Internet was
>>accessed via dial-up on the Vista machine.
>>I changed to cable (broadband), still on only the Vista machine and leaving
>>the wired network intact.
>>Next step was to install a Linksys wireless router WRT54G2 V1 and run the
>>broadband connection through it.
>>Then I took the home network cables from the switch and connected them to
>>the router. I am able to access files on each machine from the other
>>However, I do not have Internet access on the XP machine and am not sure
>>what I should be doing at this point.
>>Could anyone lead me to some documentation that would guide me please?
>Sounds to me like you originally set the XP box to a fixed IP?
>Got into Network Connections and set the connector to obatain an IP
Just to close this out....I've had an email from the OP saying that
the above solution worked
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