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This is the arrangement that previously worked efficiently for quite a number of years, despite Linksys' claim that a hub would have prevented it from doing so: Cable modem>Assante FriendlyNet hub>Linksys WAP11 access point> A Mac G4 and a Vaio desktop have been connected from the hub. A Vaio laptop has been connected via the WAP11 wireless access point, which was fed from the hub. Lately, the PC desktop has failed to gain access to the 'Net, despite all Microsoft Windows XP diagnostics indicating that ALL was working properly. I have also been able to ping my ISP and still ...

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    Default Unable to access the 'Net with 3rd desktop ( either via wired or wireless


    This is the arrangement that previously worked efficiently for quite a
    number of years, despite Linksys' claim that a hub would have
    prevented it from doing so:

    Cable modem>Assante FriendlyNet hub>Linksys WAP11 access point>
    A Mac G4 and a Vaio desktop have been connected from the hub.
    A Vaio laptop has been connected via the WAP11 wireless access point,
    which was fed from the hub.

    Lately, the PC desktop has failed to gain access to the 'Net, despite all
    Microsoft Windows XP diagnostics indicating that ALL was working
    properly. I have also been able to ping my ISP and still cannot access
    the 'Net. Surmising that possibly the hub was the culprit, I installed a
    Linksys WMP11 PCI wireless adapter in the Vaio desktop but ran into
    the same results. Liniksys Support left me to my own devices as did
    my ISP when I followed the "repair" connection's outcome instructions.

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


    jgvp Guest

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    Default Re: Unable to access the 'Net with 3rd desktop ( either via wired or wireless

    In article <0bb701c34ba4$72808190$gbl>, "jgvp"
    <ca> wrote: 

    If I understand your setup, you must have been getting 3 IP addresses
    from your cable modem ISP: one for the Mac, one for the desktop, and
    one (via the access point) for the laptop. Otherwise, I agree with
    Linksys that a hub wouldn't have worked. It would be different if you
    had a broadband router rather than a hub.

    Are you still getting 3 IP addresses from your ISP?

    Right click the desktop's network connection and click Status |
    Support | Details. Does it show a valid IP address, subnet mask,
    default gateway, and DNS server?
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