Simple 2 PC network - cable modem
Posted on 2003-03-26
Just wondering exactly how I want to setup my network software-wise... I have a wireless access point router with 4 port built in switch, (BEFW11S4 Linksys router access point). I have one computer with a linksys wireless ethernet card, and another with a linksys ethernet card directly connected to the router/switch with CAT5 cable. So far I have been using "Obtain IP Address automatically", on both comptuers, but recently it has been causing problems. I read some forum stuff and figured out that my router is lagging when both my computers are connected to it. If i unplug mine, the wireless one works better. So, I figured I had a software ip problem...
My question is... Do I want to set each computer with a static IP, and keep the router on "Obtain IP address automatically" ?? I have AT&T/Comcast cable, and they say to have it on "obtain automatically", but I don't know if they knew I'd have a router hooked up. If I do set static IPs for the computers, what IPs should I use???? A simple question, that I should know the answer to myself, but I have forgotten my networking knowledge... :(