March 5th, 2002, 09:51 PM #1
finally got dsl! but cant get it to connect when I...
wouldn't get it to connect with my 2 networked pc's... usin a linksys befsr41... pac bell dsl... so then I disconect the router and hook up just my pc and BAM, dsl is up and running. I think my router settings arn't right. PPPoE... does that need to be enabled? if someone has a similar set up, can you tell me how your settings are? it works fine on thsi pc, but when I hook up the router to get it on both pcs, no luck.
PS- holy crap this is awesome! 1078kb/sec!
March 5th, 2002, 10:03 PM #2
Some Isp's use PPPoE, I am not sure about PacBell, Most of the other bell systems use it tho,,,,try it ......won't hurt if it does not work
March 5th, 2002, 11:13 PM #3
ok now Im having a problem installin prodigy onto my other pc. It is checking minimum requirerments and it was the network adapter an't workin properly... but the two pc's are networked and I can access each pc's files from the other so I know the nic is workin fine! I dunno what to do!
March 6th, 2002, 02:16 AM #4
Well here is how I go about sharing my DSL between my PCs. The router is usually 10.0.0.1 for an interl IP address. Set the forst computer as:
Then the next one just change the IP to 10.0.0.3. It is a simple way to do it. Give it a try and let me know what happens.
March 6th, 2002, 01:41 PM #5
so then I disconect the router and hook up just my pc and BAM, dsl is up and running
March 6th, 2002, 08:08 PM #6
no, i didn't install the sbc software, but I did install the prodigy software which was included. I installed that on my pc, and as I was trying to install it on our other pc, it was checking mimumum requirerments, it said error blah blah blah the internet adapter isn't working or isen't workin properly... but it is workin fine because the two pc's are networked and can share files via network nahbiorhood (sp?). See, when I unplug the router and hook it up to just my pc, it works fine, but when I plug the router in and plug in the nessecery cat5 cables, it won't connect to the net. Do you know if pacbell requires PPPoE? or if they require a hots/domain name? I'll give some more details later..
March 6th, 2002, 10:59 PM #7
heres what i posted at dslreports.com, this may explain it a little bit better (maybe)
need help gettin second pc up in network with adsl
heres the scoop...after having some issues with pacbell, I finnaly got my service turned on yesterday. I've got two pc's networked through a linksys befsr41 router. I'm using a 5360 speedstream adsl modem. I installed the prodigy software but not the other disc that pacbell sent because I hear your not sopose to install that software when routing.
Anyway, I installed the prodigy software on my first pc and set up my user name as Handsomfirstname.lastname@example.org, and logged onto the net. Man is dsl freakin fast!
Now it's onto gettin dsl shared and onto my other pc. Am I sopose to install the prodigy software on my second pc also? What exactly should my router settings be? Right now, they are;
Host name: my user name @sbcglobal.net
domain name: pacbell.net (is that right?)
Obtain ip address automatically
PPPoE enabled (should this be enabled?)
User name: my username @sbcglobal.net (is that right?)
password: my password
to be specific, what exactly do i need to do now to get pacbell dsl running on my second pc? and what should be my router settings be? Note, whne I try to connect to the net when my router is all hooked up, I get the connecting to server -=-=-=-=- then connection timed out. Thanks. if you can respond asap, that'd be great!
heres the thread too
Last edited by MrBaseball; March 6th, 2002 at 11:52 PM.
March 7th, 2002, 02:00 AM #8
anyone?? I'm almost there... I didn't realize I had to put in those dns settings... so i put them in, and now my other pc will access the net, but my pc won't. I uninstalled the PPPoE software when i found out i didn't need that. So what should i do?? i mean, i am really stuck
March 7th, 2002, 02:30 AM #9
I'm not sure about your isp but I can tell you about my setup thru bell south. All ya got to do on your PCs is open up your tcp/ip settings (right click network neighborhood/select properties/scroll down to tcp/ip for your network card/select properties) and set it to obtain an IP address automatically. Set your browser to "never dial a connection".
You don't need to install any software to make a connection because your router is doing that for you. The software is only used when you don't have a router and are connecting your computer directly to the dsl modem.
On the router setup, all I had to set up was the user id and password. Our router is also set to obtain an IP address automaticaly from Bell South. Go to the DHCP tab and enable.
That was about it! Let us know.
EDIT: I am connecting to Prodigy also and I did not install their software. Also, I am using the same router as you.
Last edited by Xeroid; March 7th, 2002 at 02:40 AM.
March 7th, 2002, 11:15 AM #10
thanks mike, but nope. Didn't work! I dunno what im doin wrong here... anyone else have any thoughts? what exaxtly should be my settings? sooms as if I can't set the dhsc ip for each cp, it shares the .1.2 or whatever, that cant be right... right?
March 7th, 2002, 07:58 PM #11
mike; here are some screens of my router settings...
March 7th, 2002, 07:59 PM #12
March 7th, 2002, 08:00 PM #13
last, but not least...
so what do yall think?
March 7th, 2002, 08:25 PM #14
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Your DHCP starting address is wrong. With it starting at 192.168.1.1 your gateway address and only allowing 2 leases, one of your machines will not get an IP address.
Set it at 192.168.1.100 for a start point and allow more than 2 addresses. DHCP usually matches MAC addresses to IP addresses assigned but I've seen it get confused. With only 2 addresses to give out you could get into a situation where the router has no IP addreses to give out.
Also make sure that the client PC's are set to Obtain IP addresses automatically. Also do not have any entries for domain or DNS servers. Those will override anything you get from the DHCP server on the LinkSys router.
Remember your router is a DHCP client on the WAN (DSL connected) side of its wiring and a DHCP server on your home network side.
March 7th, 2002, 08:31 PM #15
March 7th, 2002, 08:48 PM #16so try to reinstall it.
March 7th, 2002, 09:10 PM #17
yeah well at least i dont have to worry about routing.
make sure robbie is real nice to you before you let him touch the comp.
March 7th, 2002, 09:12 PM #18
well its working right now... but this has happened before, where both pc's worked on the net for a few minutes, then one quite, so we'll see...
March 7th, 2002, 09:20 PM #19
March 7th, 2002, 09:23 PM #20
um depends, sometimes mine, sometimes the other... it workin right now though... this is the logest its gone before so this may work...
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