We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

Internet problem

CaperEscort
CaperEscort asked
on
346 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-11
Hi I just created a home network of two computers. It is set up so that computer 1 is connected to the dsl modem and has a second nic connected that shares the internet to a hub and computer 2 connects to the hub. The problem that I am having is that computer 2 has internet access but cannot browse to all the sites such as mcafee.com and other game and ftp sites. There is no commonality between all the sites that have been tried. I can get to alot of sites on the internet with computer 2 but the sites i realy want to get to I cant. I tried disableing the firewalls in xp doesn't help. I set the address of computer 1 in the dns didn't help. Any Ideas????? Both computers have xp on it. the one that can't view the sites is a brand new dell. they both have AVG on them for virus checkers now that mcafee won't connect. The sites do show up on computer 1 but not computer 2.
Comment
Watch Question

Hi

I would have only one NIC in each computer. Your DSL connection goes DSL modem to the Hub and the other 2 computer connect to internet through the hub.

Good luck
Top Expert 2004

Commented:
check the MTU settings on the client(s)
http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article04-107
change MTU on client
use drtcp to change the MTU settings
drtcp (free)
http://www.dslreports.com/front/drtcp.html

Commented:
CaperEscort,
If StevenLewis' suggestion doesn't help try pinging a couple of websites that have the problem.  Let us know the results, if you can post the full results here.  Do ou have any type of firewall service on either machine?  
CHAD
President
Commented:
This one is on us!
(Get your first solution completely free - no credit card required)
UNLOCK SOLUTION
CERTIFIED EXPERT

Commented:
No comment has been added to this question in more than 21 days, so it is now classified as abandoned.

I will leave the following recommendation for this question in the Cleanup topic area:
    Delete - no points refunded

Any objections should be posted here in the next 4 days. After that time, the question will be closed.

grblades
EE Cleanup Volunteer

Gain unlimited access to on-demand training courses with an Experts Exchange subscription.

Get Access
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Empower Your Career
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE

Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Unlock the solution to this question.
Join our community and discover your potential

Experts Exchange is the only place where you can interact directly with leading experts in the technology field. Become a member today and access the collective knowledge of thousands of technology experts.

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

OR

Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.