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By beamor29 ·
HELLO!-working from home now and set-up the workstation(nt4)pc from the job,they allowed me to get a cable modem (faster),instead of using dial-up connection.I cancelled the dial up connection so I can use the cable modem with home pc, but because the modem is assigned only 1 IPaddres, I can only use the pc from work.Now I know of the mutli-IP hub but,Can I use the workstatoion machine to asssign a IPaddres to the Home pc--?
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by McKayTech In reply to Cable Modem

I use a cable modem to access a corporate network from home so I can probably answer your question, but I'm trying to understand what you're trying to do.

The IP address for your cable modem is assigned by your cable provider so the answer to that part of the question is "No - the workstation machine cannot be used to assign an IP to the home PC".

But, unless there is a VPN in place between your home and your workstation at the office, you should be able to reach any IP in the world from your home PC. So that part of it confuses me.

I'll be glad to comment further if you can clarify your setup and what you're trying to accomplish.

regards!

paul

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by beamor29 In reply to Cable Modem

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by micahsdad In reply to Cable Modem

I assume that your have TWO computers, and want to access cable with both....

This is a post to another question which should answer your question...

What you need to do is:
Setup two network cards on you 98se machine. However, I was told bymy cable provider that 98 has problems with two cards, and I did have problems. I now run w2k as my gateway pc. This would be better for the security.

The card connected to your modem has the public ip address, probably via dhcp.

Set up the other card with a private ip ie, 192.168.0.1 subnet 255.255.255.0
Set up the network card in the NT box with 192.168.0.2, have the gateway as 192.168.0.1, and specify the DNS servers of your cable provider. Get these by running winipcfg from your 98 machine. If you upgrade to w2k, you will need to run ipconfig from your cmd prompt.

In your network settings for your cable, you will need to enable ICS. When this happens it will reset your ip on that nic. Just change it back.

If your cable provider just used generic names such as mail, news, proxy etc, you may need to set the domain suffix on your nt pc. you can identify what that is via the winipcfg command.

Be careful with print/file sharing. Disable it on the cable nic. Also, if you run w2k, you can remove the permissions to everyone on the local lan, and then ensure that a hacker cant use it to get to you NT box.

You also need to use a crossover cable between the two pcs unless you are using a hub.

This is all fresh in my mind because I have just done it this week!

The only thing you will have to take into account is the OS changes. I suggest you connect your home PC to the cable, and have the work one come off it. I am not really sure how to set up ICS with NT, but it is easy with w2k.

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by beamor29 In reply to Cable Modem

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by kralljd In reply to Cable Modem

Let's see... if I understand you correctly..

You have a PC at work?
You have a cable modem hooked up to the PC at work?

You have a different PC at home?
You have another cable modem at home?
You have 2 accounts... one for work and one for home?

Because this is the only way it's going to work.

Now... if you do have 2 pc's at home and one cable modem...?
If you are using NT 4.0 workstation..?
You can get the cable company to provide you with an additional IP address for computer #2 and use a hub... or
the better method.. buy an inexpensive cable/dsl 4 port router...
If you are using Win98SE or Win2K... you can use ICS (internet connection sharing)..
If you are using NT 4.0 server you can combine idea one (or not) get 2 NICs, Download a copy of RRAS and set that up...

There are multiple ways to skin this horse... email me with specifics and I will tell you how to get this going..

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