Solved

Cisco Connection Probs on Peer-to-peer

Posted on 2000-03-21
6
383 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-17
Basically, I have a 2 machine peer-to-peer network, all on win95.  I just put in a Cisco760 router, and set the PC's to have the router as the default gateway.  I have also set DNS settings (to the dns servers of my ISP).  The connection works fine, but the problem is, when any of the machines try to browse the network (NOT the internet), the cisco opens up a connection.  Also, the cisco is trying to connect, on average, every 15 mins, even when the PC's are not doing anything (there is nothing in the SYS tray trying to go out).  Because of this I cant leave it plugged in, otherwise, HELLO phonebill!

Now, the pc's are on 10.0.0.10 + 11 Subnet 255.255.255.0
the cisco is on 10.0.0.1
All I have on the workstations is:

Client for microsoft networks,
Dialup-adapter,
Network card (Ge2500II)
Tcp-ip Dialup-adapter
tcp-ip Ge2500II
File + printer sharing

Why is it bringing up the line? I have tried putting entries in the Hosts file, with no luck.  If I remove the DNS settings it does not bring up the line when browsing the network, so it is trying to resolve the computer names thru the DNS, but why?  I dont want it to, can I stop it?

Hope you can help.  
0
Comment
Question by:moneymadness
  • 4
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
apadua earned 200 total points
ID: 2642845
Did you setup your ISP's DNS when you configured your router? If you did, you should configure your PC, in the DNS field, to use the Router as the DNS, and not the ISP's address.

Good luck,

Andre
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:apadua
ID: 2642855
Now that I think of it, the 700 series acts as the DHCP for your network. Have you experimented with not using any configs under your IP stack? Just leave it blank, with the IP assigned by DHCP field checked. Clear your DNS entries also (and your Default Gateway).

Cheers,

Andre
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:moneymadness
ID: 2643704
I dont see how DHCP would fix this, but I will try pointing the clients to the router for DNS. Ill try it this afternoon.
0
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:apadua
ID: 2644716
DHCP would fix this because your router may set things other than just the IP and netmask. (It may set your DNS servers, your Default Gateway, and other minor things).

Just give it a shot if all else fails.

Andre
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:moneymadness
ID: 2645271
Yup, it works.  Thanks for your help.  I do-not know why having the settings in the DHCP and not the client would help... any idea?
thanks anyway.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:apadua
ID: 2646334
The cisco 700 series router was designed for very small environments (up to 30 users, I beleive). Therefore, they considered that you wouldn't have an IT staff, and so it does a whole lot of things itself. One of the things would be to configure it's clients automagically. It does so by DHCP. Since you weren't using DHCP, you weren't getting all the wonderful stuff it was sending your PC.

That about sums it up.

Glad to help.


Andre
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Cisco Router help 5 73
How to Create Separate Guest WiFi VLAN on Netgear R8000 19 112
Receiving wifi on an underground station 22 120
ACL not working 11 47
Hello , This is a short article on how would you go about enabling traceoptions on a Juniper router . Traceoptions are similar to Cisco debug commands but these traceoptions are implemented in Juniper networks router . The following demonstr…
Tired of waiting for your show or movie to load?  Are buffering issues a constant problem with your internet connection?  Check this article out to see if these simple adjustments are the solution for you.
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…

679 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question