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By babasemi ·
i just hooked up to a satellite with a netmodem.and was given two ip add.one for the netmodem and another one which i inserted into a computer system(216.147.-.7).the problem is that when i tried to add/connect any other computer to the netmodem anduse ip address 126.147.-.8 or 9 or 10 it won't work i.e browse the net.but only the 216..7 will work.(i don't have a router or switch now)i hope to get that soon

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by darts32 In reply to office network connection

In order to connect up the other machines you will need something to run network address translation (NAT). The easiest I have found is a router. The router takes all the PC's connected and assigns them private IP addresses and allows them to passthrough the netmodem which coverts it to the public IP you were assigned.

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by curlergirl In reply to office network connection

You are only allowed to use the two IP addresses assigned to you by your ISP. You need a router or, if you have Internet Connection Sharing in your OS (Win2K or XP), you can use that to share the connection. What ICS actually does is set up your main PC (the one that is connected to the modem) as a NAT router. You will need to have two NICs in that PC, one hooked up to the modem and one to the other PC - you MUST use a crossover cable between the two PCs. The second NIC must be set up to use DHCP (get an IP address automatically). You will then have two IP addresses on that PC, one on the NIC connected to the other PC that is private, and the external one assigned by your ISP on the NIC connected to the modem. Then, the other PC will have an internal address assigned by the PC that is running ICS. An actual NAT router (hardware) is better because it also acts as a firewall between the Internet and ALL your PCs. Hope this helps!

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