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By jolenna.hageman ·
Anyone have any recommendations on what hardware/accessories are necessary for running 2 computers off a single cable modem connection?
Thanks

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by gazzarp In reply to Splitter for Cable Modem

Easy but expensive solution is to buy a small router to handle IP traffic. Linksys makes one for around $100.00.

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by Raffi_ In reply to Splitter for Cable Modem

Install a second NIC in one computer and then install InternetConnectionSharing.

or

Buy a small hub (<$25.00) and get a 2nd IP address from your provider.

Regards
Raffi_

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by kmerrillt In reply to Splitter for Cable Modem

For cable modems you will need a router which go for $80 on up. You only need a simple one with 4 ports. You will also have to install a NIC in the 2nd machine and buy a patch cable (not a crossover cable) to go from the 2nd machine to the router.You will then need to set your TCP/IP setting for auto in the 2nd machine. If you need further assistance you can e-mail me and I'll be glad to help.

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by JANKERSON In reply to Splitter for Cable Modem

The cheapest way to do it is install another nic in the main computer.

Buy a hub, they are pretty cheap.

With the 2 nics in the main system, the cable modem is already plugged into the first nic.

Plug the second nic, and the other computer into the hub.

Enable internet conection sharing, it will setup the 2nd nic with Ip 192.168.0.1 and Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0.

Go to the second computer and setup the nic to obtain an IP address automaticly and disable dns.

You will be able to pull pages and plug as many computers in as you want to the hub.

Do not use the uplink port on the hub!

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by Armour In reply to Splitter for Cable Modem

Best bet is us a NAT (network adress Trenslation)router for around a $100 gives you firewall protection acts as a DHCP server and works with ppoe if you ever change service providers. plus it alows you to use file sharing between the two computers witch is not good idea to do unless your behind a firewall. 3com, Linksys,asante,alied telysen all good makes

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by jolenna.hageman In reply to Splitter for Cable Modem

Thanks everyone for your answers. I have successfully set-up my network and have Internet connections on 3 computers. I now need assistance in configuring the ISP?s email IP address in order to get email. I am not sure where to do that at. I have attempted to enter the IP address in the POP3 and SMTP fields in MS Outlook where I would normally put ?mail?. This did not work. I also tried configuring DNS settings.

Where do I need to enter these -- in the router setup somewhere or in the email setup in MS Outlook. Thanks Much!!

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