I hope some one can help - here it goes..
I've been attempting to connect 2 pc's to NTL. Unfortunately, so far I have failed. i understand that they only provide one ip address, but it was driving me wild running up and down stairs to change the pc that i wanted to go in the internet with. After surfing the net, i discovered one ip address could be used for 2 pc's if one was set up as a gateway, and the other networked to the gateway pc. i have tried this but failed. Perhaps you could give me some advise as to where I am going wrong if you have a little time.
pc1 - runs win98se. it has 2 n/work cards installed. The netgear ip address is set to be assigned automatically, and when connected directly to ntl it works. the softlab network card is recently put in today, and also will connect to ntl. for this one though I have assigned an ip address of 192.168.0.1 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. the gateway has been set to 192.168.0.254. internet sharing, printer sharing has been enabled.
pc2 - runs winxp and also ordinarily connects to ntl. I have changed the ip address to 192.168.0.2 with the same subnet mask and default gateway.
I have wired the pc's with a switch as outlined website http://www.networklab.co.uk/cmodem/basics.html
, but to no avail. when set up thus pc1 can operate on the net, but cannot see pc2 (and visa versa), and I tried to ping the gateway and that was not recognised. I am obviously doing something profoundly wrong. could you help please?
Thanks - (frustrated networker) Louise