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I have a cable internet connection with a dynamic IP. I want to set up a client side computer with a gateway targeting the adapter going to the internet. With my provider, I cannot get a static IP. Is there a way to target the client with the adapters MAC instead of the changing IP address?

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by curlergirl In reply to using a MAC address inste ...

No, there's no way to do this. If you have WinMe or 2000/XP, you can use Internet Connection Sharing to share the Internet connection between two PCs that are connected to each other internally. Look it up in Help on the WinMe/2k/XP system. Hope this helps!

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by iland In reply to using a MAC address inste ...

Are you trying to set up a server for hosting or ftp? If so you could look into dynamic DNS which resolves a domain name to their dns servers. They run a redirector and point any requests to your PC. If this is what you are looking for then try tzo.com or dynamicdns.org. Hope this helps.

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by Jayanth In reply to using a MAC address inste ...

Hi,
NO. there is no way to specify the gateway for any m/c using the MAC.
If you want to put up another m/c along with your existing one, then you will have to install a 2nd NIC to the m/c with the cable connection. To this 2nd NIC assign an IP like 192.168.1.1. For your 2nd m/c assign an IP like 192.168.1.2 and make its gateway 192.168.1.1.
Put up a proxy on your m/c 1 and have the 2nd m/c too browsing the Internet.

If using Win 98, then Internet Connection Sharing would do. Else a simple freeware proxy like AnalogX will suffice.

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by NetTek In reply to using a MAC address inste ...

Sorry, cannot be done. Mac addresses work at the Data Link layer of the OSI model, and are protocol independent (in other words, MAC addresses don't recognize TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, NetBEUI, etc). They are instead associated with topologies (Ethernet, Token Ring, etc). Information that is destined from one MAC address to another must have a protocol header attached to it (TCP/IP, for example) in order to be sent accross a LAN or the Internet.

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by Meganetcomputers In reply to using a MAC address inste ...

The best way I found that works perfect for me is a way around the mac address. If you get a router like the linksys 4 port DSL router you can use a feature within the router called mac address cloning. Which in essence makes there system think thatyour router is the computer that is to receive service. So then any computer pluged into the router will have service and they will not know anything is different. If you need any further assistance please contact me.

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