2 Ethernet ports - one works, other only works if disabled and re-enabled
Posted on 2006-06-02
I have several PCs in a network. On some PCs I have 2 ethernet ports but am experiencing problems.
What I want to do is to have internet traffic via a router on one port and local traffic on the other.
I have set the router to 192.168.123.1
On each PC I have set one port to be 192.168.123.xyz, subnet mask 255.255.255.128 and default gateway as the router.
On the other port I have set IP address to 10.0.0.xyz, subnet mask 255.255.255.128 with no default gateway.
xyz in both cases is less that 128
On the first ort I have disabled Client for Microsoft Networks and File and Print Sharing as I only want it for internet access. On the second port I have those enabled.
Now the problem: When I first boot up and I try to ping any of the other devices on the 10.0.0.xyz network I get time out. When I try to access the workgroup it says "<workgroup name> is not accessible. You might not have permission..." etc.
I have found that if I disable and re-enable the 10.0.0.xyz port then everything seems to function correctly. I have tried messing with the order in Network Connections --> Advanced settings but it didn't seem to improve things
Any help is much appreciated.