Today, Murray asks:

Hi, Matt.

I have a working home LAN configured as follows:

From the Internet to a SIEMENS SL2-141 (wireless feature turned off). This router/modem is configured 10.xxx.xxx.xxx.

Feeding that modem/router is a CheckPoint-Sofaware [email protected] router that is 192.XXX.XXX.XXX based.

Going into the [email protected] are:

My computer, wired connection

DI-524 wireless that receives: (192.XXX.XXX.XXX)

A wireless laptop

2 Desktops on DLink DWL-G122 wireless USB Adapters

All the computers are 192.XXX.XXX.XXX based.

Why with three routers? The 2 desktops are for my kids in other rooms away from my office. The [email protected] provides Web filtering, etc so the kids and I have an initial layer of protection. The system works, however, I wonder: Would I be better served if the 3 routers were all from the same XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX? I ask this also because when browsing, I sometimes get a message on Firefox (latest):

“The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading”

On IE7 part of the displayed page shows “Internet Explorer cannot display the Web page.”

Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated.

I have to be honest here, it’s been awhile since I have done anything with this sort of LAN setup, so bear with me. Honestly, I do not believe that changing the “network portion” around is going to help much, but I might very well be off here. Going to lean heavily on the community with this one.

What would really help is knowing what times of day this is happening, who your ISP is and if this is just happening to random Web sites. Again, perhaps the community has some addition ideas for you as I am drawing a blank at the moment. Networking was never my strongest thing anyway. Lockergnome community, thoughts, ideas? Please post (email does not is not forwarded) your comments and ideas above.