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By william.carrier ·
Hi all. I have a question. Installed a home network (3pcs) on a peer to peer network. Had a cable modem installed (modem connected to nic in one of my machines) and no more network.The cable company said "sorry we dont support home networks." If I install a second nic on the machine with the cable modem will this bring back my network?

Thanks for your help

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by McKayTech In reply to Cable modem/network probl ...

You have a couple of options for sharing a cable modem with the rest of the household. If your main machine is running Win98SE or W2K Pro, you can add a second NIC and use the built-in Internet Connection Sharing (if you do a search here on the forum on ICS, you'll find that some folks love it and some folks don't).

If you're not running Win98SE or W2K Pro, you can use a program called Sygate (again with a second NIC). Download a trial version from www.sygate.com - licensing is a bargain if you find it works for you.

If you would prefer a hardware solution, Linksys makes a nice little router/firewall for less than $200 that is Web-enabled and almost plug-n-play.

Or, my favorite solution if you have a spare lonely 486 with 12meg of RAM that's not good for anything else, you can pop in two cheap NICs and download a floppy image from lrp.steinkuehler.net that will turn it into a Linux-based firewall/router (doesn't need a hard drive at all and once you've set it up, you don't need a monitor, mouse

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by william.carrier In reply to Cable modem/network probl ...

Thank you,
I will give it a shot...

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by william.carrier In reply to Cable modem/network probl ...
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by ec364 In reply to Cable modem/network probl ...

I have exact setup at home. Get a Linksys DSL/CABLE Router. It's a 4-port 10/100 Router/Hub with built-in Firewall. There's the 5th port for your cable modem. You don't need anything other than your existing cables to have network and shared connection to the Internet. I got mine from Buy.com for $156.85. It works perfectly. All of my four PCs are surfing the Internet at the same time and see each other. The connection and setup is so simple. I did mine in 5 minutes!

So don't walk, run and get yourself one. I hope Linksys learns how I advertise their product. And maybe I'll get something out of this.

Enjoy!

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