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By gregman ·
How do I set up my cable modem so that my networked computer can access the internet and mail/news? I installed a 2nd NIC for my home network. I can access the "server" from my "client" machine but I can't get on the internet or access mail/news from the "client" machine!

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by kmerrillt In reply to Cable modem sharing

You'll need a router. A 4 port will serve the purpose. They're not very expensive. Easy to set up. You will also need a patch cable to go from the client to the router. If you e-mail me with the types of PCs and operating systems, and the hardwareyou presently have I can give you specific instructions.

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by Lo In reply to Cable modem sharing

You should also check your license agreement to ensure that you are not in violation. Most don't allow that configuration with a single PC license, although there is nothing to stop it from the ISP as far as I know.

Your configuration basically makes the PC connected to the cable modem an ISP to the other systems. For a nominal fee ($20-$50 I think), you can get get legal access to do the condifuration. This mostly from my reading my Cox@Home agreement, I want to do same/similar, just notready yet (and more $ than I want to spend at present, besides, I whacked my other 3-4 PCs and need to get them back on line and networked before I try the connection).

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by kmerrillt In reply to Cable modem sharing

With a router you will have the 2nd machine assigned an address from the router so that the ISP will not see 2 machines. However, using a hub you would be wide open to the ISP.

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