Linksys Router

Philus

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Hi there,

Let me come to the place where all the clever persons are.

1. I have a network with 30 pc’s on it, XP Prof in a classroom environment. The Linksys router connects a pre selected group of only 8 pc’s on the network to the internet. Amount of pc’s does not matter, it is only one row pc’s that is part of the network that is dedicated by the teacher for use by the pupils or rather learners to educate them on Internet use.
2. They also use all thirty pc’s at once for a program called “leser is wenners” where by the main pc or server’s ip must be 192.168.0.1 so dynamic addressing is not an option. Unfortunatley this same pc’s is part of the group of 8 that needs be connected to the internet.
3. Now hear my problem: The moment I set the 8 pc’s to dynamic addressing I can connect to the Internet without a hitch. However when I force an ip of 192.168.0.1-192.168.0.8 255.255.255.0, with the correct gateway 192.168.0.99 on the pc’s, I have set the router IP to 192.168.0.99,subnet mask 255.255.255.0., the 8 pc’s refuses to connect to the internet. Just refuses, no search for a dns server or anything just point blank a brick wall. O, by the way all firewalls have been dropped. The moment I switch back to dynamic I can connect to the Internet.

4. Can somebody please tell me why the network is behaving like this? In my ignorance I thought a static address is the same as a dynamic address. What do I miss where?
:confused:
 

milomak

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when you have the 8 pcs on dynamic, have you checked what the IP addresses are and also default gateway on each? Is it the same as the settings you have manually input? I assume of course when on dynamic the router address is still 192.168.0.99?

Have you changed from 192.168.1.100 to 192.168.0.99 so as to stop students trying to access the router?
 

Nerfherder

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Are you using internet connection sharing ?

If so then giving the static ip's will give issues.
 

Philus

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I will have a look at that. I believe the networking sharing has been enabled. And com to think of it it will confuse the network.
 
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