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post #31 of 51
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And your reason for that is?????
I was just pointing out that he obviously doesn't have any form of a dhcp server running currently, and pioneer was right in pushing him toward a router. Not trying to start anything... I'm here to help the guy.
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post #32 of 51
Switches have no use facing the internet unless they are managed or "smart" switches (meaning they are essentially routers) OR you have more than 1 IP from your ISP.

HouseJhereg...you aren't having any problems w/ 6 devices b/c your modem is a DHCP server, a function most routers take on and MOST modems (like CreepyDan said) don't have.
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Hey Dan. Sorry read that wrong and yea I agree, just talked to a bud of mine who just got back from spain. He was visiting his brother over there and I brought this up to him. He agrees that it all depends on who the service provider is and for him to check the modem but also he seemed to be able to connect to the internet off of both computers before so I really dont think its that. I just worked on a freinds laptop who all of a sudden couldnt connect, after trying both wired and wireless I noticed that the drivers were all of a sudden missing? Something ate the drivers and corrupted it to the point that even reinstalling the drivers from the disk failed. Ended up wiping the HDD and reinstalling windows which fixed it???? Anyone run across that lately?

Viper read this and then read the OP
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post #34 of 51
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Essentially, yes. I've had some repairs on people's machines where the driver would just vanish. One of the strangest problems, albeit rare. The fact he can see "unidentified network" suggests his adapter is functioning.
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post #35 of 51
log into your modem and post the diagnostic report
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how do I check my modem?
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post #37 of 51
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how do I check my modem?
Plug a computer directly into the ethernet output. If it gives you a 192.168.x.x address, it has DHCP, so you won't need a router (still good to have). If it gives you your external IP (google "my ip" and click first link), then you NEED a router period to give IP addresses out to more than one computer.
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post #38 of 51
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it shows 84.195.xx.xx as my IP.
I guess that means I need a router then?
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post #39 of 51
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it shows 84.195.xx.xx as my IP.
I guess that means I need a router then?
That would be your external IP. So yes, you need a router.

Modem to router (WAN input on router).
Router to switch (port 1 on both)
Switch to PC's, router for wireless if you use wireless.

The router will handle DHCP (IP addresses) and wireless if needed. The switch will just give you extra ports. If you don't need more than 4 ports, then the router alone will be fine.
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post #40 of 51
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I only need two ports, maybe three in the future. I guess a router will suffice.
I will go to a local pc store and see what they have in stock for me.

Hopefully this will completely eliminate the problem. Feels like i'm on rehab, not having been able to game for nearly 6 weeks

Thanks alot so far everyone,
Been a great help to me and I learned a few new things now to!
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