Sharing cable modem through a Netgear RP114 router
Posted on 2002-04-13
Previous to buying a Router I was using a Hub to share the modem without any problem.
I bought and installed a Netgear RP114 Router without any problems.
I have two PC's and a Laptop all running XP and connecting to the net with
my Cable Modem.
Upstairs I have three wall connections and one downstairs all wired using Cat5 cable.
The two PC's and the Laptop all work OK upstairs.
However , when I use the laptop downstairs it cannot connect to the net.
After checking the wiring and everything else I could think of, I still could not get it ot work.
The lights are on at the router end and at the Laptop.
Finally, last night, I tried plugging a hub into the router on the Laptops line and got a connection at last.
The connection is at 10mbs instead of 100 though.
Can anyone explain what is going on and why ???