Sharing DSL with Mac and PC

Apple / Powermac4,2
January 19, 2009 at 23:25:04
Specs: Mac OS X 10.4.11, PowerPC G4 (2.1)
I have DSL with ATT and had little or no problems. A new
roommate came in with a PC Windows XP Pro and a US
Robotics Wireless router. At first no problem. But then we
had trouble staying connected. My Mac started to be
unable to connect to the internet. Then when I disconnect
the router the Mac is able to connect. But only on a IP
address that has I want to connect the PC
back to a router but nit if I'm going to have problems
keeping my Mac on line or the ISP isn't going to be able to
keep good service. Can Mac and PC get on line and stay
online without a lot of trouble? We have a Linksys BEFSR41
Cable/DSL Router with 4 port switch, and one Motorola
DSL modem(provided by ATT).

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January 20, 2009 at 09:09:20
Your issue has nothing to with mac or pc. They both access the internet the same way.

You mention two routers but you lose us by not stating which you are using or if you have chained both together.

Clearly the issue is with the router(s).

Please clarify the missing info. Thx.

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March 22, 2009 at 09:57:51
My Comcast hi-speed internet WILL NOT access both my Mac and PC--I have to call Comcast and they reset codes every time I switch computers. I'm trying the Airport Expess to bypass this problem with wireless, but despite lots of Green Lights on the Airport Express, it cannot find the internet connection even though it's plugged directly into the Comcast modem. 8 hours yesterday, 5 hours so far today waiting for a Comcast rep to arrive (I just got a call that the guy I waited 5 hours for called in sick, so now I'll be sitting here another 4 hours hoping someone will show. Comcast and Apple each point the finger to the other. I wish I'd never bought the (absurdly expensive) MacBook Pro!

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