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So, I discovered the only way to keep my router from not locking up is to disable DHCP server (according to a few posts from forums around google)

I have the Linksys BEFW11S4 v4 with 1.50.14 firmware.

So, what I'm wondering is if I could still create a LAN connection just to monitor each machines Folding progress.

Possible? Or do I need DHCP running...
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post #2 of 15
You don't need DHCP. Just manually give each machine an IP address that's on the same subnet as your router. It's either 192.168.0.x or 192.168.1.x. Your router is already using .1, so assign any other IP addresses in that subnet.

Example (in tcp/ip properties):

IP address: 192.168.1.2
subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
gateway: 192.168.1.1 (router IP)
dns server: 192.168.1.1 (router IP)
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Shouldn't the DNS be my ISP dns server?

And I can't see any of the PC's inside My Network Places (or whatever it's called) and FahMon cannot locate them.
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post #4 of 15
You can use either one as your DNS server. If you are using the router to access the Internet, I would use your router's IP address as the DNS server. Otherwise, you will not be able to resolve names on your local network.
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post #5 of 15
Please give me the IP address settings for each machine. Also, try pinging the ip address of the other machine. start->run->cmd, ping 192.168.1.x
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post #6 of 15
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Mine
IP address: 192.168.1.105
subnet mask: 255.255.255.248
gateway: 192.168.1.1 (router IP)
dns server: 65.24.7.3 (ISP IP)

Other PC
IP address: 192.168.1.101
subnet mask: 255.255.255.248
gateway: 192.168.1.1 (router IP)
dns server: 192.168.1.1 (router IP)
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All the pings failed, but the computers can reach the internet...
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post #7 of 15
Any particular reason you chose that subnet mask?

192.168.1.101 and 192.168.1.105 are not on the same network.

1) change the dns server of the first machine to your router IP
2) either change your subnet mask to 255.255.255.0, or change 192.168.1.105 to 192.168.1.102
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post #8 of 15
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Solved! Thanks so much mrblink I already repp'd you.
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post #9 of 15
I got to get some sleep. Here's my advice and some explanation:

I would definitely change the subnet mask to 255.255.255.0. This will allow you to use any IP address between 192.168.1.1-192.168.1.254. You need to make sure that your router is also using 255.255.255.0 for the LAN subnet mask.

Using 255.255.255.248 limits you to only 6 usable IP addresses on lots of different networks. Using 192.168.1.101 puts it on the 192.168.96.0 network, with the range of usable IP addresses being 192.168.1.97-192.168.1.102.

Using anything other than 255.255.255.0 makes home networking a little complicated. Let me know if you still need help, and I'll get back to you tomorrow.
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post #10 of 15
Cool! I posted before I saw your reply. What solution did you go with?
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