How to seperate external IP addresses?

Hi again, friends at TechRepublic! I am setting up a simple SSH server for remote access. The server is just an old computer that I set up that runs off my network. (It's not a big server, because I don't need it) So, the problem is, I go to a website like "InternetFrog" to see what my external IP is. It says my IP, lets say... "" (obviously not the real address), but when I saw my external IP on another computer in the same network, it was still "". Also, when I tried to connect to the server with PuTTy, it says "Failed" I assume it's because it doesn't know which networked computer to connect to, because all 5 of them share the same external IP address.

Is there something I can do to fix this?


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You need to do NAT

by jdclyde In reply to How to seperate external ...

Network Address Translation.

It is a forwarding of hits on the "real" IP address on the external network, to the internal address of the server.

Of course, if you do this, is there a DMZ port on your router? This would separate the server onto it's own network, because if you can get to it, so can anyone else.

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RE: You need to do NAT

Thank you for the advice, I'm not on the network right now, so I'll have to check that later...

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