Networking Issue

  acrobat270 11:49 06 Jan 2005

Have 2 pc's (1xXP 1x98)
Have broadband with usb modem
Have router (4 network ports)
Have ethernet connection from a photocopier/printer.

Tried to connect using router:
XP PC with internet sharing on and USB modem attached.
Both PC's and printer to ethernet connections on router.

Can share files between 2 pc's but not internet access.

Cannot share printer.

Any ideas?

  recap 14:52 06 Jan 2005

What are your TCP/IP settings?

  LeadingMNMs 15:11 06 Jan 2005

This strikes me as a little strange. A router is normally used to provide an interface between an external network (the Internet) and your own internal network. However, from what I make of your connction, you are connecting to the Internet via a USB modem attached to a computer and the router is acting as a simple switch.

  vinnyo123 15:57 06 Jan 2005

Leading man is correct you are using the Router and the XP machine (ICS). XP is also acting as a router.
You should get a modem that has a ethernet port and go with Modem>Router>then PC's and printer.

Or remove router and use switch.
changing Modem to Ethernet would be the best option.

  LeadingMNMs 19:00 06 Jan 2005

What router are you using ? Most new routers now come with a built in ADSL modem, and in this case you should plug the cable from the telephone line into the router rather than the USB modem. Obviously this will involve some configuration but the routers manual should be of some use.

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