Posted 11 July 2008 - 05:48 AM
Many thanks in advance for your help with this - please be aware if you reply that i'm not the most tech-savvy person so pretty idiot-proof instructions will be most appreciated! lol
I have a small office network running 5 desktops linked to a desktop server. Yes, they are all wired connections via CAT5 cabling in the loft through a Belkin 8port network switch.
Until about two weeks ago, our internet connection - broadband from BT was through an ADSL modem. We upgraded to a new BT package with the BT Business Total Broadband Wireless Router for our connection. We are not using it wireless, however. I had initial problems getting everyone accessing the network and getting internet access for everyone, but after toying with several physical configurations of the connections, got everyone working.
To clarify, two of the networked desktops are on vista, three are on XP, and so is the server desktop.
The set up is as follows:
The BT Hub is a 2Wire Gateway Business Hub with 4 ethernet ports
The DSL connection is into the hub from the wall
The Network connection is into Port 1 on the Hub from the network cable from the loft
The Server is connected to the network via an ethernet cable in Port 2 on the hub
As i say, arriving at this configuration, finally everyone could access the server files and the internet.
However, since, we are having two problems, predominantly with one of the networked computers.
Error message of High CPU usage and internet explorer has to shut down.
Too many connections message preventing connection to the network
I have done some reading that maybe the number of connections to the server is too high as XP home only allows 5, but it all worked fine before. Does it have something to do with the new setup or is it likely down to the machines?
I need some help - it is really becoming soul destroying and slowing down all our work! We'd rather chuck the machines out the window and go to the pub!!