Routing two computers to one yahoo DSL line successfully

Posted on 2006-05-02
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Last Modified: 2013-11-29
I am trying to route a laptop and a desktop to Yahoo DSL line at home using a USRobotics router.  I canno get both on internet at the same time.  Only one OR the other will connect, but if I try to connect both, I lose my connection on both.  I checked the TCP/IP connection Properties of the network connection on both computers.  In the TCP/IP Properties, they both were set to "Obtain an IP address automatically" and "Obtain DNS address automatically." I also checked the Internet Explorer browser settings.  I did not have any selected options or any configured options for proxy settings checked.  Any other suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Question by:Yves Mellet
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1_UP earned 172 total points
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Quick Answer: Log into your router's control panel(the default method is or whatever the highest IP in your range is...maybe or something) and make sure you have a home LAN setup, with a range of IPs that is >1.
In other words make sure that when your computers are requesting a DHCP provided IP address, that the router is set to have a local range that is big enough. Honestly, I don't know much about Yahoo DSL, and most routers come preconfigured to handle multiple computers...but it is worth a look...
Lemme know if this helps or not and we can further analyze the issue!!!

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What model # is the USRobo router???
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by:Rob Williams
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Make sure the DSL Ethernet cable is plugged into the WAN port and not one of the LAN/Internet ports of the US Robotics unit. I may be stating the obvious but the wrong port would cause this issue.

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mikefalcone earned 164 total points
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I'm guessing that you use PPPoE to authenticate to your DSL connection.

If this is true, have the router do the PPPoE and turn on DHCP so that it assigns address to the 2 computers.

Some ISP only allow you access from one computer at a time. In this case the router is the computer that is accessing the connection, and the 2 computers share the connection from the router.

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