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By sayal4 ·
we have a motorola cable modem installed. It has 2 interfaces USB and LAN. The computer is connected through USB cable.Modem doesnot required manual setting , it automatically get IP address from server(plug and play).
Now we want to share the internet; i have tried wingate proxy server but at clients end they receieve socket error although wingate gatekeeper shows clients computer name and IP address. Please help in this regard.
Also if i connect the modem with cat 6 cross cable to our network swtich but in this case all the users on network will be able to use the internet. I want specific users may use the internet.
How is this possible???

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by CG IT In reply to Cable Modem

best investment is to purchase a consumer DSL/Cable router. for around $60 USD and no hassle, its the best investment for sharing a Cable/DSL connection with other computers on the LAN

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by softcorp.us In reply to Cable Modem

Hello...

I use and recommend a hardware router/gateway for DSL or cable modem Internet access. They are inexpensive, very powerful, and easy to install and use. The one I have direct experience with is the Linksys WRT54G wireless+wired router. It has many features including:
- NAT routing: Enables sharing a single Internet connection on the LAN.
- IP and MAC filtering: Enables restricting Internet access by IP or MAC.
- DNS server
- DHCP server
- Wireless-B/G networking
- Wired 10/100 ethernet (4 ports)
- Wireless security via WEP and WPA
- Stealth firewall: LAN computers are not visible on the Internet. Even the router/gateway does not respond and is invisible on the Internet.
- Configuration and management via web browser.

In your case, you would connect the cable modem to the router/gateway via an ethernet cable. Then, you would connect up to 4 PCs directly to the router/gateway. If you need more, you would purchase a hub. The hub would connect directly to the router/gateway and the additional PCs would connect to the hub. There would be no need for you to use a server on your LAN as a gateway, DNS, or DHCP. No WinGate, etc.

Does this help?

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by Blackcurrant In reply to Cable Modem

Hi

I don't quite understand from your description how your network is set up. You mention server and automatic addressing so I assume you are using DHCP.

Even though you are using DHCP, the server giving out the addresses will have a static IP address and you need to have this address as the first server address in the DNS list in the TCP/IP properties page. This will enable your computer to communicate with the LAN.

In order for the computers to connect to the internet, they need to know the address of the computer that hosts the modem. This address should be the second DNS server address in the server list and should also be the address for the default gateway.

As you appear to be using DHCP you should be able to sort this out using technical support on Wingate's site. Or, you can assign a static IP address to the computer with the modem and exclude that address from those given out by the DHCP server.

We used to use Wingate (V.5), but found it much easier to purchase a router and use that instead.

Good luck

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by ctmoore1998 In reply to Cable Modem

Set the workstations that you don't want to have the internet on to static IP addresses and ensure that you don't have any IP addresses in the DNS servers. Then you should not have internet access via the cable modem. Change user acct type to a std user to prevent them from changing network info.

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