Posted 26 July 2007 - 11:30 AM
In the past I was able to get a PC and an Xbox (running over Xbox Live) conected to the internet through my switch without any problems. My PC is currently running Puppy Linux (soon to be XP Home) and my Acer laptop is running XP Home Edition.
My problem is that only one of them can connect to the internet at once. For example if I'm on the internet on the PC, and then shut it down I can't then connect on the laptop. To do so I have to hard reset the cable modem/switch, again only allowing me one connection.
Why was I able to flawlessly share the conection via the PC and Xbox, and not the PC and laptop?
How can I get both of them on the net at the same time, is it possible with a switch?
The thing is, my laptop detects that the ethernet cable has been inserted, and in its properties it shows that it has revieced some packets.
Or do I need a router?