If I connect both computers to the SMC router with no setup, I have internet connection on both. Same IP address. But, overnight I will lose internet connection. My home page (Google) will come up, it can locate sites, but I cannot connect to them. Rebooting will correct the situation, but the problem will reoccur. (Problem exists with Firefox and Internet Explorer)
Yesterday, I used the Windows network setup program (with the SMC router) which I thought went okay. The router's IP address has changed from what it was prior. Each computer now has it's own IP address. Subnet Mask and Default Gateway is the same for each computer. Shields UP reports that both computers have no reverse DNS. Last evening after Computer #2 sat idle for five hours, I still had internet connection. But, this morning the same problem existed. Google would find sites, but I couldn't connect. Rebooting corrects the problem.
I have disk cleanup as a scheduled task for 3:30 am, but with router connected the task doesn't start. Could this have any bearing?
I'd like to get these computers networked but I'm clueless. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Edited by BlueGrass, 11 February 2006 - 10:59 AM.