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how do you get two computers to see each other

Discussion in 'Networking' started by CaptivatingDetails, Apr 22, 2016.

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  1. CaptivatingDetails

    CaptivatingDetails Thread Starter

    Apr 22, 2016
    I need to connect two computers but they are connected to two different mottems. one mottem is supposed to be bridged to the other. but i cant get either computer to see the other. niether computer has wifi abilities, why they are connected to two differnt mottems. i have no clue how to get them to see each other.
  2. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 28, 2005
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    Hi and welcome to TSG.

    Not sure what you mean by mottems. Do you mean modems, devices for connecting computers or local networks to an Internet Service Provider, via a phone line, DSL line, or high speed cable?

    What are the exact brands and model numbers of the two mottems (modems)?

    What operating systems are running on each of the two computers?

    EDIT: You ask why the computers are connected to two mottems. Were you the person who connected them or did somebody else set them up for you?
  3. plodr


    Jun 27, 2014
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    I wonder if the computers are at different locations because usually you only use one modem and then something like a router/switch/hub to attach additional devices.

    I have to register the MAC of my modem with my ISP so a signal comes through otherwise I have no internet access.
    You'd need two different ISPs or two separate cable lines coming into a location to be able to register two modems.
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