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Internet Connection Sharing

Discussion in 'Networking' started by ICEDOGG869, Feb 13, 2003.

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  1. ICEDOGG869

    ICEDOGG869 Thread Starter

    Feb 13, 2003
    I'm running to computers on an ethernet connection, to a hub which runs directly to my cable internet itself. Only 1 computer i can make work. I can see there drives and files, like a normal network, but i can not share internet on both computers. I brought the computer not working on the internet to another persons house who has the same exact setup, and tryed it there, and the internet worked. I brought it back to my house, and the internet still doesn't work there. Why can't i share the internet on both computers. Please help me. Thank you for your time.
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Unless your ISP provides multiple IP addresses, you can't connect the cable modem directly to the hub and expect multiple computers to work. The classic (and best IMO) way to solve this problem is with an inexpensive broadband router/switch. It'll replace the hub, provide hardware firewall, NAT, and DHCP services.
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