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By sarakay54022 ·
I am trying to set up a network at home since we just received cable modems. I have the router hooked up and we both can go online and look at different websites at the same time, but when we go to play games, we end up using the same ip address soit boots the other user off. Is there anyother way to get an IP address without having to pay for one just so we can play the games? Thanks for the help!

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by Paul D. Masley In reply to IP Addressing

Set up a LAN and get it working using the router, but no modem. Then set up the modem. You will have to manually set LAN subnet addresses, which just about any number in the 255.255.255.XXX range will do. Do not use 001 on the end at this will be your gateway address through the router. Hopefully the router is addressable, as it will have to request an IP address from the cable supplier when you log on. I used this mathod for a while, but when I noticed that it shot the bandwith, I sprung foran additional modem. The one time purchase (3-COM $215.00) paid for itself in three months against the normal cable charge.

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by E-Dog In reply to IP Addressing

Not sure i understand why you are using a router. In my neighborhood all you need is a hub with an uplink port. Then the cable company assigns unique ip's to each computer. Up to 3 in my area. In the case of the router, a linksys router assigns static IP's to computers as they boot up. Either way I don't know how you are getting the same IP on each computer.

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by Beeba In reply to IP Addressing

trying to answer both the original question and some of the followup "answers":

1. direct X's "direct play" may allow you to play networked games even though the server (remote machine) may detect that you have the same IP by using different ports. this however depends on what game you're talking about.

2. some cable companies allot you only a single ip address (and enforce it by only allowing a single hardware ethernet address). if the person has a router, it lets you use multiple machines, on your internal network (home) while only being a single ip addr. to the external world.

Thus, the single ip.

however, internally, you should set your ip addresses to use an IANA reserved block, such as, for example, 192.168.1.x (with the subnet set to 255.255.255.0, this will allow you 253 machines-- plenty)

not all numbers will work for a subnet mask! this is beyond the scope of this discussion, but it's related to binary, bitwise operations, and logical AND.

to play games on the local net, you may decide to use IPX/SPX, which the router will ignore, but your local machines will accept and allow you to play.

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