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ohkeepa
2007-09-27, 08:14 PM
I am connected through my modem/wireless router. Wirelessly. Anyways.. my computer will be connected and running fine.. but there is another laptop in the house and it seems like I start getting the drop out problems when they have their laptop on.
I am thinking maybe the two laptops are fighting over the same signal.. is there something I need to set up to make this not happen.. my router is supposed to support up to 4 computers

dude87
2007-09-27, 11:19 PM
That shouldn't cause a problem unless both laptops share the same IP address. I have multiple wirelessly connected computers in my house with no problem. Make sure that both laptops are either getting their address assigned to them or (if you want set up port forwarding for your laptop so you aren't firewalled) make sure to assign them different static IP addresses.

ohkeepa
2007-09-27, 11:21 PM
I checked and they do both have the same IP addressed to them.. Im not sure how to change that

U2Lynne
2007-09-27, 11:28 PM
When he says to make sure they both don't have the same IP addressed to them, we are talking about the local IP assigned to them by the router. It's the IP that looks like 192.169.1.xxx

ohkeepa
2007-09-28, 12:09 AM
yeah Lynne.. thats the one thats the same on each computer. Should it be different

direwolf-pgh
2007-09-28, 02:11 AM
yeah Lynne.. thats the one thats the same on each computer. Should it be differentyes. different IP for each computer.
subnet & gateway(router) should always be the same.

example:

pc1
IP: 192.168.1.101
subnet: 255.255.255.0
gateway: 192.168.1.1

pc2
IP: 192.168.1.102
subnet: 255.255.255.0
gatway: 192.168.1.1

Also, if you were using a Torrent client on each.
You would pick a different PORT for each client to chat on
example:
pc1 uses port: 48450
pc2 uses port: 45460

then in the router - make an entry to port forward each port to each IP
torrent port: 48450 --> 192.168.1.101
torrent port: 48460 --> 192.168.1.102

ohkeepa
2007-09-28, 02:25 AM
I dunno.. I'll look into it more tomorrow. My brain is a little fuzzy right now ;)

Trader Dave
2007-09-28, 03:20 AM
I dunno.. I'll look into it more tomorrow. My brain is a little fuzzy right now ;)
You picked the wrong week to give up bongs.

ohkeepa
2007-09-28, 12:25 PM
:nono: I haven't smoked out of a bong in over 4 years