Ok, I am running a hodge podge of computers on my network. One is running98 SE another XP home and a third is running XP Pro. They all talk to each other just fine, and they play nice with my router, firewall, and hub for internet connection and networking.
I haven't had to use a dialup connection for anything in a long time. My CS has a really cool on-line secure interface as does my other cellular backup provider, but Telguard uses dial-up. Then you use your web browser to go to a particular IP on their network. It works ok, but I can't seem to make that connection as long as the computer (the XP Home machine) I am using is also plugged into my network. As soon as I disconnect it from my network I can make the connection. The dial up connection works, but I can't get the computer to recognize that their IP/computer exists until I physically unplug the computer from the wall in my office. Its very irritating because then can't check CS activity via internet at the same time I am checking cellular activity. I already have a DOS computer sitting back there for much of my alarm panel software, and my windoze based alarm software runs on the XP Home machine just fine. Am I going to be stuck with moving one of my other computers back to the remote programmer desk so I can do what I need or is there a setup solution I am missing?