16 Jun 06 14:28
My network is set up as follows
ISP -- SMC modem/access point -- Linksys wireless router -- PC (Win XP)
My problem is that the PC connection is lost intermitently and
frequently. I suspect an addressing issue because executing
at the command line always restores connectivity immediately.
Here is the LAN description provided on the SMC modem/accesspoint
Private Address pool
PPTP IP Address pool
Here is the LAN description provided on the Linksys router's admin
local IP address
Start IP address
Number of addresses 50
DHCP Address range:
192.168.1.100 - 192.168.1.149
DHCP server is enabled on both SMC device and Linksys device, and both
devices are using subnet mask 255.255.255.0.
My thought is that the loss of connectivity arises as a result of an
addressing conflict which occurs when the SMC device's DHCP server
attempts to assign an IP to either the PC or the Linksys device.
Honestly, I don't even know if theses two machines should be connected,
given that the network part of thier IP's are 192 and 10, respectively.
I investigated the possibility of putting the SMC modem/access point
into bridge mode, but I don't see that that's an option.
Any suggestions on what you think might be causing the loss of
connection and/or how I might fix it? Thanks!