I had a Xover set up between my desktop and my laptop which shared everything including access to the Internet. I recently added another desktop and connected all 3 via a hub. All PC's run XP and the firewalls are off.
I have the 3 PC's connected to the hub as 1,2 and 3. All IP addresses are set up as 192.168.0.1/2/3. Default Gateway is 192.168.0.1. They see each other and share files and printers - no problem at all.
I cannot, however, connect the two clients to the web. I get a "page cannot be displayed" message when I open up IE on the two clients.
Have I set the hub up incorrectly or is there something else I need to do.
not 100% sure but my system feeds to my main pc and ics is set up on it and it is the default gateway for the others. The way you are describing it your internet connection is going straight to the hub but your gateway is pc no.1. I would either try putting your bb connection to pc no. 1 and see what happens. Or find the IP address of your hub and make that the gateway.
The internet connects straight into my main PC via ISDN dial up rather than broadband. The hub has each of the 3 PC's connected to it as NO's 1,2 and 3. Number 1 is my main PC which has the internet connection. I think maybe that this is where the problem lies but I have no idea why or what. Thanks for looking at it for me.
right back to basics - do you have zone alarm on your main pc? you say firewalls are off have you double checked [they are sneaky and go back on their own sometimes] when you set up the ip addresses did you also set the dns address [same as gateway]. On your main pc no. 1 you should not have anything in the gateway or dns. Hope this helps.
DNS address is 192.168.0.1 (main pc IP address) and this is also the gateway address. The main system does not have any entries in either gateway or DNS. I have no firewalls installed except the XP firewall which is switched off on all 3 systems.
have you now put the ip address in the dns of both other pcs? as for lad the 60 was the age last year it is now 61. The next thing to try is the properties of your modem connection. In network places - properties - look at the connection to your isdn modem does it say enabled and shared! If it is just enabled but not shared this is your trouble and you will need to run the ics wizard.