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pick my own ip addresses

By jarif93 ·
i want share my dial up /dsl connection with my family.
i want to select my own ip addresses and subnet mask.or will i be force to accept ip addresses allocated by the ics.where i can get more info.

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by jklein In reply to pick my own ip addresses

If you have a dsl connection, you can buy a dsl/cable router that will pick up the ISP's assigned address. You can then connect your computers to the router using whatever address you want.

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by mhartmann In reply to pick my own ip addresses

Jarif, it aint that easy as it may sound !

A) You want to share your dsl connection with your family. OK. But why do you want to select the IP address on the WAN (Internet) ?

B) A router has 2 IPs ! IP#1 for the external/WAN - this will be pulled automatically and WILL change !! IP#2 is in your own network. In there you can give your PC any IP you would like since they are 2 separated networks ! Easy as that. On the IP#2 you have also the option that the "router" gives you the IP automatically. Be ware to use the C-Class IPs (for private networks) i.e. to .254 - BUT you need one IP for the router, mostlikely .1 or .254 - makes it easier for you to administrate )
Further questions ? drop a note here - i get back to u than !

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by Choppit In reply to pick my own ip addresses

ICS assigns addresses in the range with the ICS gateway assuming For your purposes this should not be a problem. If you find this restrictive there are other NAT solutions out there such as Wingate.

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by ctmoore1998 In reply to pick my own ip addresses

If you use ICS then it will default to the network when you run the wizard, I would go to circuit city or best buy and get a SOHO router with 4 port hub and/or wireless access point (easier than running CAT V sometimes) configure router for NAT and then you can set the network to any 'private' ip address that you want typically anything in the or
are the typical private ips. Also then your pc doesn't have to be on for them to access internet. If you want internet access control go to and download IprotectU freeware and it allows you to control internet access times and content.

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