Here is my problem:
Xp workstation that is also a server. (We are small volunteer organization and funds are not available for “real equipment.
Isdn internet line
Server is connected with crossover cable to switch
Various lab computers – all windows xp- are connected to switch with straight through cable
All the computers see the server and the server sees them, but the lab computers cannot connect to the internet.
I have checked gateway, pinged, checked ip addresses. Tested cables. Found viruses and spyware.
Removed viruses and spyware, installed firewall.
Firewall only made the servers connection to the internet screwy
Noticed that the light on the port in the switch where server is connected has been blinking on and off. Sometimes loose connection, reconnect itself.
Tested cable, cable good.
Is switch bad? I don’t know tried another switch same problem. But if the switch is bad, then why can I see all the computers.
Virus on computer so bad, I couldn’t even boot in safe mode. Had to format and reinstall everything. Installed virus scanner and updated virus definitions first thing.
Viruses continue to be found, even after I quarantine, repair and delete them.
Disabled system restore before removing virus and virus still alive and well.
More than one issue, I know can anyone help, PLEASE!!! I am alone in the technology department and also the finance person. This problem has been going on for so long, I have researched internet, googled, emailed friends, sometimes for maybe two hours all is well and then BAM! Down again.