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By JimKlallsoo ·
Hi,

I have a couple of questions i would like someone to assist me with. I am trying to have 2 PC's use the same Blueyonder/Telewest ISP broadband connection.

Here is how i have gone about setting my home network up so far.

My new network consists of the following:

2 PC's - Named Pc 1 & PC 2

PC1 (Windows2k) has an ethernet card connected via Cat5 cable into a netgear switch. PC1 also has the USB Broadband Modem connected to the PC's USB port.

PC2 (Windows XP) has an ethernet card again connected via Cat5 to my netgear switch.

PC1's (LAN1) Nic has been assigned the address 192.168.0.1 -Subnet 255.255.255.0

PC2's (LAN1) Nic has been assigned the address 192.168.0.2 -Subnet 255.255.255.0

PC1's (LAN2) USB has been assigned the address 82.xx.xx.xx via DHCP

(At this point PC1 can connect fine to the internet)

I have right clicked the USB (LAN2) properties tab and checked the box which says enable internet connection sharing.

But at no point can i ever get an internet connection from PC2. Also unless i create an account on both pc's which have identical credentials e.g. username and password are exactly the same i am propmted with the enter username and password dialog box when i attempt to c$ onto either pc remotely.

Qustion 1 -When you create a peer-peer network do you have to create an account e.g Jim with the same password on both PC1 and PC2?

Question 2 - I can't access the internet on PC2 even though i have set internet connection sharing. What am i doing wrong are there settings i still need to set in the browser or TCP/IP properties tab?

Question 3 - on the TCP/IP properties tab what goes in as the defualt gateway address?

Question 4 - Is it possible to share my Blueonder Broadband internet access without a router. I know i did it before a few years ago on dialup but don't remember have so much difficulty.

Any assistance on any of these matteres greatly appreciated.

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by TyroneD In reply to Broadband connection

From my networking experiences, using a router for ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) between two computers is the best choice.

Yet, if you don't want to spend the money and want to use the items you have on hand, I have pasted links to setting up ICS in Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Remember, you can only choose one computer to do ICS, in your case it would be PC1 (Win2k).

Setting up ICS in Windows 2000

http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/ics_2000

Setting up ICS in Windows XP

http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/ics_xp

Let me know if you need further assistance.

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by TyroneD In reply to

Adding more info:

...in your case it would be PC1 (Win2k) since your broadband modem in connected to it. I would recommend you use Windows XP for ICS since it's networking capabilities are superior to Win2k.

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by TyroneD In reply to

As the second answer states, it's best to purchase a router and it will definitely take away all the hastle of configuring your TCP/IP settings on both machines.

www.ebay.com

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by TyroneD In reply to

As the second answer states, it's best to purchase a router and it will definitely take away all the hastle of configuring your TCP/IP settings on both machines.

www.ebay.com

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by jasonbis In reply to Broadband connection

Like the 1st answer, a router is best and you probably won't get Internet connection sharing to work. To answer your question about the gateway, on PC2 the gateway is the address of PC1 because that is the address it needs to go through to get to the internet. 192.168.0.1. You can try that but ICS doesn't work very well and you have to have that PC on all the time. You can buy a router off Ebay now for $30 and it will be well worth the money.

You don't have to create the same account on each computer to access the files. Windows XP does however require you to know at least the username and password of one account on the remote machine. You should be able to check the remember password box next time you access it.

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