It was down to the wiring.
I originally had a very long network cable that was in two pieces connected
together with a network coupler.
I decided to shorten the cable since I didn't need it to be so long and
disconnected from the coupler.
The connection didn't work with one cable, however when I made the cable
longer with the coupler, network connection was up and running again. I
think the coupler made the wire cross cable(forgot types of network cables)
and now its works as a charm.
Thanks for your input tho.
"Gary Tsang" <gtsangDELETE@MEaumha.org> wrote in message
> Are you sure you haven't gone out of your way to disable DHCP on computers
> you are trying to connect to the other 3 ports?
> If you plugged whatever is plugged into port 1 into another port, you'll
> likely find that it still works. That would definitely indicate that it is
> an issue on the computers you are trying to connect.
> Gary Tsang
> Microsoft MVP - Windows Media Center
> " ..." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> I've been using MN-500 Microsoft Router with Windows XP Pro. When I
>> upgraded to Vista Ultimate, the settings stayed within the router since I
>> was able to connect to it using the #1 of 4 Ethernet Connection port and
>> login to it's main page: 192.168.2.1. However, after upgrading to Vista,
>> I am unable to connect other pc's using the other 3 connections. There is
>> nowhere within the router itself to disable any of the 4 ethernet
>> connections, and I am wondering whether Vista doesn't permit me to
>> connect my laptop.
>> Are there any settings that need to apply in Vista so I can use the
>> remaining ethernet connections of my router?
>> My main PC is Vista Ult. connected via Cable > Router: Ethernet
>> connection #1 > PC.
>> My laptop is Windows XP Pro and I'm trying to connect it via ethernet
>> with any of remaining 3 ethernet connections on the MN-500.
>> Since I'm able to connect to the internet and I'm able to go into the
>> router's settings via 192.168.2.1, should I still install the MSBN
>> software? So far the only option that requires the software is to upgrade
>> the router's firmware, but I had already installed the latest firmware
>> for my router when I had XP Pro.
>> Thanks in advance.