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    daktafari
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    home network problem
    I’ve recently had ethernet wire installed for a network. I have a Power Mac G3 233 and an iMac connected via a Linksys router. I followed the directions as outlined in a Macworld article Dec 2000 that Linksys has a link to on its website (including the TCP/IP information). I upgraded the ethernet extention on my Powermac to 2.0.4 (from 2.0.1). I am on a cable modem from Comcast. My problem is the severely marked degradation in speed (slower than a dial up connection) noted when the system is active as compared to when the cable modem is directly connected to my powermac . On the Linksys router, the “full/col” and “100” LEDs do not light up on the powermac port but do on the iMac port when either or both computers are on line. I have replaced the router but the same problem occurs. I was expecting to lose a “little” speed but this is rediculous. Any suggestions?

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    I have similar setup. I have a G3 PowerMac 233Mhz , G3 iBook 500 Mhz and a G4 Powerbook 500Mhz connected to a linksys router. The cable modem is connect through the WAN port. I use ports 1-3 for my devices.

    What version of the Mac OS are you running On each of the Macs? Can you connect through the cable modem with no problems?

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    daktafari
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    The Powermac is 8.1 and the iMac is 8.6. Both work great when individually connected to the cable modem without the router.

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    Are you running DHCP on the router and do you have DHCP turned on each Mac Or are you assigning Ip addresses?

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    daktafari
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    DHCP is turned on for each Mac but I'm not sure re: DHCP on the router. The IP address is supposed to be dynamic (per Comcast) but when I check the TCP/IP screen, it is always the same. Where do I check to see if the router has DHCP turned on?

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    On one of you Mac, set your web browser to the router ip address and log in.

    Basically this is what should be going on: Comcast your ISP is servering you an IP address, which your router can see. The router is your DHCP server. Which in turn supplies IP addresses for you PowerMac and iMac.

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    daktafari
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    "On one of you Mac, set your web browser to the router ip address and log in."
    Yes, I did that.

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    After logging onto your router, click the DHCP tab. DHCP should be enabled. On the setup tab, your configuration should be similar to the following: WAN connection type is Obtain IP automatically; netmask is 255.255.255.0.

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    you might be using cables that aren't rated for 100mb speed. make sure you are using all cat5 cables

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    daktafari
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    Quote Originally Posted by rman
    After logging onto your router, click the DHCP tab. DHCP should be enabled. On the setup tab, your configuration should be similar to the following: WAN connection type is Obtain IP automatically; netmask is 255.255.255.0.
    I'll check that out tonite when I get home (I'm on my work computer now). Thanks.

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    daktafari
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    Quote Originally Posted by trpnmonkey41
    you might be using cables that aren't rated for 100mb speed. make sure you are using all cat5 cables
    Yes, all are cat5 cables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trpnmonkey41
    you might be using cables that aren't rated for 100mb speed. make sure you are using all cat5 cables
    I was going to get to the cables. Since it is on the table all of the cable should be straight through, except for the one connecting the cable modem to the router which is a cross connect.

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    it was great i took my power book which has gigabit ethernet to my dads office which has a gigabit network. they only use cat4 cables because they dont feel like opening the walls to upgrade so i plugged into the hub in the IT department with my cat6 and damnnnnn that was fast it was great

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    Quote Originally Posted by trpnmonkey41
    it was great i took my power book which has gigabit ethernet to my dads office which has a gigabit network. they only use cat4 cables because they dont feel like opening the walls to upgrade so i plugged into the hub in the IT department with my cat6 and damnnnnn that was fast it was great
    I wish I had that must bandwidth. I just can not pay the price. So I have to deal with the 10/100 that I have, which is down to 10 Mbits due to the ISP.

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    my dad is the managing partner in charge of the funds for the IT dept so he gives them a tonna money to get all the stuff they want so they have an amazing setup in the main office and since none of the associates complain about internet speed they havent had to upgrade the wiring

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