Attn: Networking Gurus - Help me not break my internet connection!
November 12, 2006 5:35 PM Subscribe
How can I make my computer trust it's wireless connection to get to the internet? I have a Windows XP professional system with a wired connection through a local router to a softmodded Xbox and a wireless connection (USB adapter) that connects to a router in another room and out to the internet. Every time I enable the wired connection, I lose the ability to connect to websites. (Extended details inside)
posted by neolith22 to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
As far as networking stuff goes, I know just enough to get myself lost. It seems like this is a DNS issue of some sort, because connecting via ip address seems to work on both connections with both enabled (I.E. I can get to my xbox on the wired connection and my Tivo on my wireless at the same time, both set to static IP addresses.) Websites just time out.
My wired side uses IP static IP addresses in the 192.168.2.x range. My wireless side uses addresses set by DHCP in the 192.168.0.x range, except for the Tivo, which is static at .200.
My understanding of the whole routing thing was that routers were supposed to build a list of what is where. This doesn't seem to happen, or at least I don't have it set up right. Shouldn't the two routers involved see that there's a clear deliniation with the two different subnets?
Can anyone provide a layman's explanation of how to fix this? Or perhaps a pointer to a for dummies style site for making two networking connections in one box work correctly?
The eventual goal of this project is to be able to stream TV from my computer to the Xbox without killing my internet connection (there's no other TV source on this end of the house; currently I have to enable the connection long enough to upload video to the Xbox HD, then disable again to use the internet).
Thanks in advance, all.