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By d.jones092 ·
Hello.

Is it possible to pool a group of pcs to use one IP address? For instance, PC A, B, and C use 192.168.1.100?

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by Blano In reply to IP Question

Each machine on a network requires an individual address - like social security numbers or phone numbers. You can however use a cheap router (broadband routers under $100) which will sit with one IP address and issue DHCP addresses to your three pc's. To the Internet - they will appear as one IP address. By default most of these types of routers are preconfigured to issue DHCP - you simply connect your machines to them and they will issue the addresses you need.

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by dmiles In reply to IP Question

Simple / Free Solutions for Windows
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by valis In reply to IP Question

short answer:
no.

when the computers come up, they will show an ip address conflict

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by Gungnir In reply to IP Question

The reason for having 3 PCs have the same IP was not given, are you trying to share a process among the three boxes? If so, these three box can 'share' an IP with network load balancing. Each Box will still needs it own seperate IP, but a secondary IP can be established so the rest of the network will see these PCs as a single resource.

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