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    Shared Internet Connection with Cable

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    by p.felice ·

    I currently have a home network with windows me edition and we share a cable modem internet connection via a PCMCIA card. The connection drops out all the time and my wife is driving me up the wall to fix the problem. help !!!!! Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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    • #3879469

      Shared Internet Connection with Cable

      by simonchan ·

      In reply to Shared Internet Connection with Cable

      Go and buy a LINKSYS EtherFast 4-Port Cable Router. It’s a hub, router, firewall and DHCP server. With the product, I set up my home network in 10 minutes.

      For details, please go to,

      http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?prid=20&grid=5

      • #3879306

        Shared Internet Connection with Cable

        by p.felice ·

        In reply to Shared Internet Connection with Cable

        Thank you , however , I have a 4 port hub running my network. My cable nodem is not , however , connected directly into the hub but is on the network via the internet sharing protocol.

    • #3870141

      Shared Internet Connection with Cable

      by seann ·

      In reply to Shared Internet Connection with Cable

      So, which connection is dropping the network or the modem? Is your wife losing internet connection while at the same time you are still able to access the internet? If you are putting a heavy load on the connection, hers could be timing out. Is this the case?

      • #3868902

        Shared Internet Connection with Cable

        by p.felice ·

        In reply to Shared Internet Connection with Cable

        My wife’s connection drops out all the time. my laptop has the PCMCIA conntection to the cable modem and it drops out only sometimes. The connection becomes a lot more stable whaen I disable the internet connection sharing protocol but then of course my wife can not access the net.

    • #3870118

      Shared Internet Connection with Cable

      by herryanto ·

      In reply to Shared Internet Connection with Cable

      I will give you some checklist for testing the connection:
      1. Check the cable and your pcmcia cards.
      2. if the cable is fine, try to ping to internet provider’s ip.
      3. Check your network configurations setting. Make sure that you have the correctsettings.

      • #3868903

        Shared Internet Connection with Cable

        by p.felice ·

        In reply to Shared Internet Connection with Cable

        Thanks but the connection to the network is fine and worked 100% prior to installing internet connection sharing.

    • #3869107

      Shared Internet Connection with Cable

      by dlucas ·

      In reply to Shared Internet Connection with Cable

      If I am reading the question right you have a Laptop sharing the connection?? If that is the case I would make sure that the laptop does not go to sleep. If that is not the case I would make sure that the laptop is not losing the IP address that it’s getting from the DHCP server. Try Pinging the card being shared then to try to ping a website of some sort.

    • #3869440

      Shared Internet Connection with Cable

      by djdubuque ·

      In reply to Shared Internet Connection with Cable

      If you are connected cable modem to the laptop, how are you connected to the other computer? If the laptop is the proxy what software are you running to do the proxy? I also think the laptop may not have the processing power to be the proxy.

      Many unknowns.

    • #3861498

      Shared Internet Connection with Cable

      by scottsman ·

      In reply to Shared Internet Connection with Cable

      I do not know if money is a large issue but I have 3 machines on a hub each with thier own ip address sharing my cable modem my service charges $6.95 mth for each additional ip.

      I also would ask if your wife can access the net when you and your laptop are elsewhere?

    • #3888384

      Shared Internet Connection with Cable

      by p.felice ·

      In reply to Shared Internet Connection with Cable

      I have received lots of great ideas but still have cranky wife. I would like to hear from someone that is using this crappy windows ME edition for internet connection sharing on a cable modem. I am located in Sydney with my cable company Telstra ( if that’s any help )

    • #3833383

      Shared Internet Connection with Cable

      by astrid ·

      In reply to Shared Internet Connection with Cable

      Firstly, “my wife is driving me up the wall”
      What is fixing this worth.

      2 Suggestions.

      Go to http://www.sygate.com ( I hope the address is correct) they have modem shareing software I have heard it works well.

      2. DLINK sell what is called a residential gateway similar to the Hub mentioned initially but it has no additional ports just one for the cable mode and one to go into the hub. IT is called a DI 701 have a look at the product at http://www.dlink.com.au.

      I am installing my first DI 701 today at a client who is getting an ADSL connection

      Regards

      Mal

      • #3677703

        Shared Internet Connection with Cable

        by p.felice ·

        In reply to Shared Internet Connection with Cable

        You are a legend…thank you. I have installed the trail version of the sygate home network software and it works like a treat !!!!!

    • #3677701

      Shared Internet Connection with Cable

      by p.felice ·

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