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I have a relative who has two computers (both win xp home 32bit) and a sb5100 modem. So we have connected the modem to a netgear fs105 switch, with the modem connect to the WAN, and the two computers connected via cat5.
Thats the setup, here's the catch; both computers cannot be online at the same time. Only one computer will be assigned an ip address at a time. The modem will give one computer an ip address (Seems to be random), but never both at the same time. We switched out the netgear switch with a Linksys switch, but to no avail.
Refer to these two posts, which have a similar if not exact problem (neither of them really seemed to have an answer):
Both computers are set to obtain DNS and IP info automatically.
Thanks in advance!