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sharing usb broadband modem for 3 pc network

By Matrixcsl ·
i have 3x PCs all with W2K Pro, a 10/100 switch & a usb broadband modem. How do i share my b.band modem for all 3 pcs to access the web using Microsoft ICSS? How do i configure pc with modem and clients please?

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by TheChas In reply to sharing usb broadband mod ...

Choose 1 PC to be the "host".

Connect and install the modem to that PC.

Install ICS on THAT PC.

Create the client disk at the end of installing ICS.

Take the client disk to the other PCs and set them up as clients.

Chas

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by omie In reply to sharing usb broadband mod ...

I think you just need to buy a cable/dsl router and install it in your system. It is a lot simplier and easier to install specially if you are your ISP didn't assign you a static IP address. This will save time in figuring out the TCP/IP configuration. The MS ICS is a little bit unreliable.

Installation instruction for the routers are in usually included on the read me file folder of the cd that comes with it.

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by AvengerM1 In reply to sharing usb broadband mod ...

I agree with the answer about getting a broadband router. Not only is ICS a little unreliable and difficult to set up at times, it is a heavy resource burden on the host machine. The router will take the load off the host by managing the broadband connection, acting as a DHCP server for the PC's connected, and provide a hardware firewall. You can also plug the 10/100 switch into it for future network expansion, since most standard off-the-shelf consumer broadband routers come with 3 to 8 ports. This is assuming that the broadband modem you have can support ethernet as well as USB, of course. One more thing, by using a router, it means that you do not have to run a host PC continuously so that the other PC's can connect to the internet. As long as the router is on, each PC can connect independent of the others.

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