Problems networking 2 comps with cable internet!!!

Posted on 2003-02-19
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Last Modified: 2013-12-14
Hello. I just recently purchased a new computer and a Linksys router.  I set up my original computer that has cable internet access on the router then added the new computer to the router and now they both have internet access.  My question or problem is that I play an online games and I am having problems staying connected with the computer I am playing the online game with when I am doing stuff online with the other computer!  I lose my connection to the game server but not my total internet connection.  I am wondering if there is anything I can do configuration wise or something I can get to maximize or optimize my connection so that I don't lose connection with my computer during an online game!  Any help would be greatly appreciated!  Thank you!
Question by:cmjstota
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Expert Comment

ID: 7990971
The problem is probably with the linksys router. Its not manageable as far as the ethernet port go. You would have to get a manageable switch(pricy)to manage bandwidth to each ethernet port for each computer that is connected to it.

hope this helps.

Expert Comment

ID: 7995927
May be a dumb question, but is your router connected only to the computers, or is it connected directly to the cable modem?

Author Comment

ID: 8023343
Just thought I would drop a Line here but I figured out my problem I had to get into the setup for linksys router and adjust it to accept data to certain ports when I am in the game because the game sends data through certain ports and if it gets blocked I get booted.  Works fine now guess I answered my own question heh.  

Expert Comment

ID: 8065666
Using the Linksys router; open ie and connect to

You will see a series of tabs, select advanced.
Again you will see a new series of tabs, select "DMZ"

Once the DMZ page has loaded put the Internal Network IP address of the computer you wish to play games on.

You can also do the same with specific ports using IP Forwarding.

Refer to the Manual for more detailed instructions, all you need is here.

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