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connect a cable modem via a hub?

By kennyf ·
I am using a cable modem in my PC and it works well. besides, my PC use win2k with internet sharing for my sister's PC. however, my PC must be always online. I am wondering whether I can connect the cable mode to a hub. thus both my PC and my sister's PC still can access internet via the cable modem.

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connect a cable modem via a hub?

by Ann777 In reply to connect a cable modem via ...

What you really want to do is purchase a LinkSys router/gateway/firewall (approx $90). Connect your cable modem to it and connect it to the hub. It's always on, and either computer could be on or off. Both have Internet access, both "share" whatever IP is obtained from your ISP. You can uninstall ICS (Internet Connection Sharing), and not have to worry about anything.

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by Ann777 In reply to connect a cable modem via ...

Also you will not need a hub if you don't already have one. These router/gateway/firewall combo's come with multiple rj45 jacks... so, you should be able to connect both computers directly to it.

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by kennyf In reply to connect a cable modem via ...

Thx for ur suggestion. However, I just wanna to use hub. Is it possible? one of my friend told me that he can do it with hub with a ADSL modem

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connect a cable modem via a hub?

by eBob In reply to connect a cable modem via ...

No you cannot do what you ask with "just a hub".

Your friend who suggested using an ADSL "modem" has got it confused, as well.

Like the other responses, what you need is generically known as a broadband router. These are fairly inexpensive boxes and beat the heck out of leaving a PC running just for "Internet sharing".

There are several brand names including Asante, LinkSYS (already mentioned) and SMC. These can be used to share a cable or DSL (or other broadband) connection.

All ofthese have between 4 and 8 Ethernet ports. Most of them are switched, rather than just plain old hubs, and many of them have very useful added features like a built-in print server and a port for an analogue modem for a back-up dial-up link.

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by kennyf In reply to connect a cable modem via ...

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connect a cable modem via a hub?

by William Jay In reply to connect a cable modem via ...

Yes, some cable modems can connect direct to the hub, but the isp will charge for the second ip address assigned to the second machine. I think you want to avoid this, so ... Answer number one: the LinkSys box, or similar hardware, is the easiest way to do it, and will provide services and protection to all computers inside your network.

Windows 2000 can be setup to connect and provide routing and remote access services, rather than the bare-bones ICSharing, and no-one needs to be logged inlocally for other network users to make use of the it ...

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by William Jay In reply to connect a cable modem via ...

**to Kennyf: The best source of information for what you want to do is the isp. Check the EULA, guidelines, service agreement, or help facilities to see what is allowed, recommended, required ...

**to The Scruffy1: ICS can be replaced by NAT, orother device drivers ... drop me a line if you want, maybe we can cure that line drop ...

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by kennyf In reply to connect a cable modem via ...

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connect a cable modem via a hub?

by vertex In reply to connect a cable modem via ...

Answer 2 is the most correct. An ordinary cable modem cannot be shared by simply connecting it to a hub. A router and a hub functions differently. A hub is normally found in a internal network. A cable modem works in the similar way as a wide area network. You are connecting a WAN to LAN (as long as you have 2 PCs connected, that's local area network) and you'll need another device to interface the 2 network structure, for that you'll need a router(with the exception to what yo have now,i.e defining your PC as a server to share bandwith by using ICS). Most router nowadays comes with build-in hub. This will eliminate the need for another hub.

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by vertex In reply to connect a cable modem via ...

To scruffy1 - By using a router, you will only have 1 IP address - as far as your ISSP is concern. You can connect as many PCs as you like on your network - SMC Router can connect up to 256 PCs and you will still have only 1 IP address.

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