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Sharing an internet connection using a switch

By jaz_e24 ·
I am attempting to share internet between two windows-based PCs. I have a Netgear FS105 Fast Ethernet 5-Port Switch. I have only ever networked using a router. The internet connection is a adsl dhcp provider. Whe I plug everything into the correct ports, I get an IP conflict on one of the computers. One works. One doesn't. I have rebooted the modem and the router. Restarted both the computers. Tried different ports. It says on the box that I need network management software. I didn't know what I should do. Thanks!

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Do you have a DHCP server?

by w2ktechman In reply to Sharing an internet conne ...

If not, then manually configure the IP addresses.
It may also be a problem without a router if your ISP only gives you 1 DHCP address (or static).

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Are you using static IPs?

by jmgarvin In reply to Sharing an internet conne ...

How is your subnet setup? Does your switch support DHCP?

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one computer has to act as a router

by CG IT In reply to Sharing an internet conne ...

So, you run the ICS wizard on one of them. Then that computer will act as the router so that the other computer will be able to access the internet.

my opinion, get a router. Less of a problem

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