2 computers 1 broadband connection?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by fitfella29, Jul 26, 2002.

  1. fitfella29

    fitfella29 Guest

    ive currently got my comp connected to 1mbps broadband isp,im getting a new comp in 2 weeks and want them both to run off the same cable modem but in diff rooms of the house.would i need a broadband router to do this and a long cable to join them up and is it reletively easy and is there any other bits of kit i`d need? i also want to limit the amount of bandwidth my second comp will use leaving most of the bandwidth for my main comp for online gaming is this possible?

    any help would be appreciated,thanks.
     
  2. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    you can share a network connection.

    don't need a router, but a router might be the best solution

    I personally prefer 802.11, but there are security issues with a wireless router

    I hope someone comes in and gives you step by step instructional on sharing a network connection without a router...that will be vewry helpfull to bunches of people
     
  3. Goatman

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    I used a hub with a uplink... it works fine for me.
     
  4. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    If you go wireless, watch out for them potato chip cans!:D
     
  5. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    step by step please of using a hub with an uplink...thanx
     
  6. chastity

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  7. vdubVR6

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    i use linksys for my 2 machines and have had no prob. easy to config. actually you just hook the machines up while everything is powered down and then power up and it will work.......but if you dont want to worry bout having someone still a connect from you then i would config. the router then. which is easy...directions are very plain and simply>:D
     
  8. Goatman

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    all I did was connect my modem into the uplink port on the hub, then connected my computers to the hub, then connect like the modem was connected right to the machine I'm on.
     
  9. vdubVR6

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    yeah i did that but when i had them hooked to the hub i couldnt get online with both at the same time there was an IP/sharing prob. they had the same ip my modem wasnt sending a diff. ip to both machines.
     
  10. chastity

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    Well I've no problems with the Linksys router I've got. The only thing is u might have to set up the computers to obtain there ip address from the router.
     
  11. i have several machines, all going into a linksys BEFSR41 router, which has the cable modem coming into it. it acts as a hardware firewall (with Stateful Packet Inspection on the latest firmware even!) and because of it's NAT, it's (pretty) hard to hack through. it has worked very well for me, it just sits there and does it's job(s). all it requires is a bit of learning about setting it up - but that is neccesary if you are going to do any of the suggested solutions. a router however is your best bet. why? because it is actually the product specifically designed for this job! makes sense - use the right tools for the job.
     
  12. well that's how windows machines are set up by default anyway :)
     
  13. fitfella29

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  14. shannong

    shannong Guest

    I just use Internet Sharing Wizard in XP after I hook one up to cable modem. Hook both up to hub or router and then set one comp to get access from the other one. Very easy in XP.
     
  15. typhoon88

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    You should use a datalink router..... Very easy to install... also if u have a ps2 or an xbox u will be able to go online easily....
     
  16. yeah, i was gunna buy either that or the linksys befsr41 - i finally bought the latter because it was slightly cheaper and had all the same functions. it turned out nicely, because now the latest fimware gives my linksys better features than the SMC. but as i say, either are very good.
     
  17. fitfella29

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    thanks for everyones help,much appreciated.i`ll most prob need more advice when i start to set it all up in 2 weeks!
     
  18. dantheman

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    Why dont you just install a proxy server on the PC with cable modem..!! It is very easy download something like Net Now..!!
     
  19. surge

    surge OSNN Senior Addict

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    for lots of info on DSL stuff like what you were talking about
    goto www.adslguide.org