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I am trying to setup my Linksys device (router/modem/firewall) to my LAN which at the moment is made up of a Dell Poweredge server with a Dell workstation and a Toshiba laptop connected. The idea is to establish internet connection for my LAN.

I connected my Linksys as per instructions and tried to logon to the router from my server using the http://192.168.1.1 but was unable to. I reset the device and restarted my server but to no avail. However, I switched off my server and turned on my workstation and managed to log into the Linksys! Is the problem logging into the device via the server because the setup is non-professional,as in for home use only, or do I have to tweak the server to accept connection to the Linksys? At work we have separate devices for each, ie, a router, a modem, a firewall. My setup seems to be aimed more towards a small business setup (ie professional).

Commets/reasons/explanations much appreciated.

Peter
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Hi!

That sounds like misconfigured network or an adress conflict.
I can't ímageing the Linksys cares about which operating system he's being configured from - besides: he has no ability to distinguish the OS.

Be sure all your computers use addresses 192.168.1.x with x different from "1" and different from each other, try to disable "automatic configuration" in the IP settings. Every Subnetmask has to be set to "255.255.255.0"
Things should work then.

Hope that helped
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by:JMellin
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Oh, this is a big question.
First of all all ip hosts are able to ping, telnet and webbrowse other IP hostst provided the applikations are installed. These basic application are installed both in home and professional servers and clients.

Now, what I would like you to do is to check IP addresses on both your laptop and server. In a command shell "cmd.exe" you write IPCONFIG.
If a IP hosts are to communicate with one and another on your home network all hosts must be in the same IP network and also have different addresses. If your addresses does not comply with above, thats why it does'nt work.

Your home IP network should be 192.168.1.0 255.255.255.0 to be able to communicate with your router.

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Johan
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by:Peter_Fabri
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I can ping 192.168.1.1 successfully on my server. Also the IP address range I am using for my network just happens to be in the 192.168.1.x range (subnet mask 255.255.255.0). I'm still confused as to what is happening.

Peter
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Which address does the server have? Has it more than one NIC?
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Another idea:
Since you're able to setup the router from the client PC with the server turned off, try to change the IP of the Linksys to something else, like 192.168.1.254
Maybe that changes something.
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by:Peter_Fabri
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My server address is 192.168.1.2 and my workstation is 192.168.1.10. How do I change the Linksys ip address? Presumably from a client pc?

Peter
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Use the web-configuration interface you reached while your server was off.
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by:Peter_Fabri
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The answer I discovered was to simply change the gateway IP address on my Server to the same one the router has! This allowed me to log onto the router, configure as per my ISP. Now I have full internet access!

Peter

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Glad you made it.
Even though the gateway settings *shouldn't* affect local IP traffic at all.
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