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Getting 2 computers connected with one cable line...

#1
Hey yo people...

I know this is kinda silly question... cause I am also a CISCO student, I am not certified yet...

This is what I want to do...
I want to connection 2 of my computers to the internet with one cable line and one cable modem, that means one of them will be internet VIA the other one, and a full file-sharing capability.

I have this computer running XP with cable connection, and I have another computer upstairs running windows 98 with no internet connection.

Thanks.
 

JJB6486

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#2
I would recomend getting a hardware router. If you are a Cisco Adademy student, you can get a Cisco 806 router that runs full IOS software (come in handy in Semester 2 chapters) at a HUGE discount. It costs $250 for Cisco Acad Students (regular price $820 ). I would recomend this to any Cisco student. I got one :D. See this URL for info on the student discount (you need your student login to access it):

http://students.netacad.net/students/prot-doc/store/cisco_806_student.htm

If you are not a Cisco student and want to view the page, use "loc-ins" as the login and password. You CAN NOT get this discount using that login (you must be enrolled in an active Cisco Academy Class), you can just view the pages.

JJB6486
 
#3
Ahhhhhhhhh... the CISCO kid... I was actually looking forward to hear something from you...

Thanks for the link, I didn't know about this benefit. :eek:

Anyway... what about a hub..?

You think hub will work, or is it too much work?
 

JJB6486

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#5
Well, just a hub would work if your ISP will provide more than one public IP address.

If you are a Cisco student and don't mind spending $250 for the student discount Cisco 806, i would get that. It has full Cisco IOS software (BIG help in Semester 2, it helped me).

That BBIAgent router Xtracate talked about is neat, but it requires a entire old PC to do nothing but route. I personally think its a piece of s**t wasting an entire PC as just a router.

If you don't want to drop the $250 bucks for the Cisco IOS router, just pick up a Cable/DSL broadband router from your local comptuer store

JJB6486
 

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