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one router, one cable modem and 4 computers to share the connection..cant figure out

Q: one router, one cable modem and 4 computers to share the connection..cant figure out

I need some serious help. I am trying to set up a home network with 4 windows xp computers using one cable modem for the internet connection. I have a dsl/cable router with enough ports I just seem to be getting more confused as I go. Is there a step by step guide for doing this? Thanks for any suggestions.

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A: one router, one cable modem and 4 computers to share the connection..cant figure out

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Ok here's the situation:
I just moved into a student apartment. The internet is already activated and it is available through the RJ45 jack straight off the wall. Using an Ethernet cable I am able to use Internet without any issues with my PC.

What I want to do:
- Use my Buffalo ADSL router/modem to share the connection: both wired and wireless.
- Use my router as local DHCP to create a private network with my home devices.
- Be able to access both the internet and the router without having to unplug anything.

The setup:
- There is no way to use a DSL (phone) cablein the house so I have to plug the Ethernet cable carrying the connection in one of the LAN port of the router.
- My PC use another free LAN port.

The issues so far:
- I am only able to share the connection through the LAN ports of the router.
- Wireless devices are able to connect (it even read "Internet access" in the tray bar) but are unable to browse. It can't resolve proxy and always time out.
-When the Ethernet cable is plugged into the router, the router itself becomes unavailable. I'm assuming the connection has its own gateway somewhere else and prevents me from accessing the router.
- I effectively don't have any private network anymore.

edit: another weird thing I noticed. On my laptop anytime I try to connect to a wireless network it connects to 2 networks at the same time. One with the proper SSID and the other "Unidentified network"

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A:Issues using my router/modem to share connection coming from Ethernet cable

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I want to share the internet connection from my Arris TM502G cable modem, connected via USB, to my desktop's pci ethernet adaptor. To the pci ethernet port, I want to connect my WiFi router.

When I bridge the two connections, I can't get on the internet anymore from the desktop connected via usb, and if I share the internet connection on the USB cable modem to the ethernet port on the computer, I cannot ping the router. However, I can ping the router from my Wireless laptop. I have the ethernet cable plugged into the first port on the router (the one that usually goes to the cable modem), but I have also tried the first computer port on the router.The router configuration page does not show an internet connection, and it can't see my desktop computer, only my laptop.

The desktop has a self-assigned ip.

The reason that I want to do this is that my router has not been working while connected the usual, cable modem --> ethernet cable --> router --> computer way. It works for several minutes to several hours, but drops the internet connection (I can still browse the network, though). BTW, the router is a belkin F5d7230-4 with B and G wifi.

I am running Windows XP with SP2
Please help.

A:Share USB cable modem with ethernet router

What do you want to try to do? If the router is dropping the WAN connection it will probably drop it no matter what it is connected to. See if there is a firmware upgrade and then reset the router to factory default settings. Sometimes one or both these steps will "shock" it into behaving again.

You can't bridge the connections as you described unless you are paying for two public IP addresses from your ISP. And then you still may not be able to because you can probably only get one on the USB connection.

If you want to use the Belkin as an ethernet switch and wireless access point the following is the complete procedure.

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.
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Can 2 Computers Share A Dsl Connection W/o A Router? (both Xp)

A:Can 2 Computers Share A Dsl Connection W/o A Router?

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About every 1-2 weeks my router loses the connection to the internet via cable modem. This has happened with 2 different cable modems (Netgear CM212 and Motorola Surfboard 5100) and also with 2 different routers (Netgear 614 and D-Link DI-524). When this happens the thing that usually fixes it is unplugging the router for several minutes and then plugging it back in again. I have Windows XP set to automatically detect the internet connection, and the router is set to use DHCP. Sometimes I also have to bypass the router and then put it back (so this could be partially a Windows problem?). Is there any way I can configure the router so it doesn't keep losing the internet connection? I have Comcast cable modem service.

Thank you.

A:Router keeps losing connection to cable modem

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I have a motorola surfboard cable modem from time warner connected to Linksys WRT54G router, with one wired connection to the PC and a wireless connection to a laptop.

The connection to the internet is dropped every couple of hours from both computers and requires me to unplug the cable modem and then the router and then plug them back in before it will work again.

When the connection does drop, I cannot even access the router setup ( from the PC. Also, this problem did not seem to happen when I tried connecting the PC right to the cable modem without the use of the router. This is why I think it is the router.

I tried setting the router to clone MAC address, and setting the MTU to 1400, but I am still having the same problem. Does anyone have other suggestions about what else there is to do?

A:WRT54G Router dropping connection to cable modem

First things we normally recommend are:
Download the latest firmware for your router.
Reset your router to it's default config by holding in the reset button for at least 15 seconds.

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Recently I had to test my cable modem by directly plugging the output cable of the modem to a computer. The problem is that I have 3 computers: One desktop and two laptops. All three computers are running Windows 7, 64 bit and service pack 1. The three computer models are: (1) Dell Vostro, (2) Levovo Ideacentre and (3) Sony Vaio. All computers are less than a year old. When I cpnnect the cable modem RJ45 cable to the Vostro the browser works great. However, when I connect the same cable into either the Ideacentre or the Vaio the browser does not see the signal. Therefore a signal is coming out of the modem (as demonstrated by the Vostro) but I can't figure out why the other two computers don't see the signal? I checked the computer configurations in the command mode but that did not help much. Any ideas?

A:Solved: Cable modem cable issue with different computers

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And also, can one computer be Win XP, and the other be Linux?

A:can I share resources with 2 computers using an ethernet cable?

What do you mean by resources? If you mean RAM, CPU cycles etc then the answear is no. If you mean internet, NAS, printers, etc then yes.

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I have cable NTL broadband, and I want to be able to share the internet with computers not only with an ethernet input, but also computers without ethernet, and only ADSL/dial up type inputs, and even USB if possible.

There's lots of things about such as convertors and such, but I wondered if someone could advise the cheapest, easiest option. Is there something like a hub that has ethernet, USB, and other broadband connecting connectors like for BT lines?

Right now I have a Belkin router setup for 4 outputs ethernet outputs, am I best just get small ethernet to other converters?

A:Share Cable broadband, to computers without ethernet

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All my online games lag really bad (>300 usually) and I'm trying to figure out how much of that is at my end. I tried researching my modem (Comtrend CT-5071) and router (D-Link DI-604), but I couldn't find their respective latencies either online or in the manuals. How can I find that out?

Out of curiosity, what else could cause my games to lag, other than just traffic?

A:How do I figure out my modem's and router's latencies?

First, latency at your end is trivial and insignificant so ignore it.

As you've seen, PING is an end-to-end response time. On a windows system,
PATHPING is a neat adaptation which shows timings between each node in the path
AND reports lost packets as well.

Running PATHPING to your remote connection will likely show nice timings but
no lost packets -- which highlights problems for gaming over the Internet.
Typically the net runs well at all other times but lags when playing games;
there are several reasons why and you can't fix or change any of them.

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Don't know if this is even possible, but assume it can be done? I've had two computers networked at home for a while (both WinXP Home) using a crossover cable between the two and a couple of Netgear 10/100 cards. I was using dial-up modem, and this setup allowed both computers to share the single dialup connection so could both be on-line simultaneously on dialup modem, as well as swap files and share the single slave printer on the primary computer.

Well, I've finally got DSL, which is sure nice, but I can't seem to get everything the way I want it. I installed a second network card and connected the DSL modem, and I've got the DSL functioning just fine. However, I can't seem to get the two computers talking to each other no matter what I do. In fact, when I try to use the XP network setup wizard, it seems to destroy my network settings for the DSL modem. I get errors from the crossover network card saying something like "can't resolve IP address" or something similar.

Is it possible to have 1 network card connected to the DSL modem to get out to the internet, and a 2nd card connected via crossover cable to a 2nd computer and allow internet connection sharing/printer sharing/file sharing, etc.?

Can someone tell me how to proceed? I am not an experienced computer person, but have some small experience in setting up my original home network stuff. Thanks in advance for any help!


A:need assistance to network 2 computers & share DSL modem

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Just moved in and brought my ADSL wifi modem Belkin F1PI241EGau with me, but over here there is cable and the provider supplied me with their modem motorola Surfboard SB5101E. I would like to connect these two to use the wifi. Would that be possible?

Thank you

A:Can i connect my adsl2/2+ wifi modem/router to cable modem?

Not really. The ADSL router doesn't have the correct WAN interface. You need a standard router with an Ethernet WAN connection.

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I have a small problem, two weeks ago I had installed new Internet connection in my parents house. Everything was ok, I have connected my cable modem via cable to my laptop. Two days ago my laptop broke down so I connected my desktop via the same cable. I reset my cable modem, my ISP told me that is only thing I have to do when connecting new computer to cable modem. On my laptop I had vista and on my desktop I have xp. I don't have network connection on desktop, it says I have limited connection. It shows IP add I called my ISP help desk and they told me that something is wrong with my computer. That is why I brought a new laptop from my work and it had the same problem, limited connection with this IP add. Is it possible that both computers are broken, I mean they are working normally in my sisters house. I have done reset of cable modem few times, turned on/off my network cards on both desktop and laptop and nothing changes. If you have any idea what is going on I will be very happy to listen! Thanks a lot!

A:cable modem and two computers

Go to Start/Run and type inetcpl.cpl and press enter/Connections/LAN Settings. Make sure all the boxes are unchecked. Now go to Start/Run and type ncpa.cpl and press enter. Right click the Local Area connection/Properties scroll down to Internet Protocol (TCP-IP)/Properties. Make sure Obtain an IP Address and DNS Server Address Automatically are both checked. Now go to Start/Run and type CMD and press enter. IN the Command Prompt type ipconfig /release and press enter. the IP Address changes to Now type ipconfig /flushdns and press enter. Now type ipconfig /renew. Now type ipconfig /all. You should have a new IP address try it again.

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OK herse the deal.;.

I have two computers, and i have a broadband blaster dsl modem connected to my DSL service which I get through AOL.

I have a BEFSR41 version 2 LINKSYS Etherfast Cable/DSL Router. (all update on firmware).

Ok, here is how everythin is connected....

My DSL MODEM is connected to a jack in the wall by an RJ cable, and is also connected to the LINKSYS router in the WAN port by a CAT-5 cable. My two computers and directly connected to the LINKSYS router, taking up 2 of the 4 available LAN ports (using CAT-5 cables). My AOL is set to sign on thrugh TCP/IP since I have a router. I can get on AOL DSL great, now heres the problem. I just finished setting up the other computers thats connected, and when I go to internet explorer i get no internet. On the router, the lights are on and it shows the connection is there.

I want to be able to go on one computer on the internet through internet explorer, as long as the other one is signed on AOL DSL.

I don't want it to be so that each computer has to individually sign on AOL to use internet.

A:AOL DSL, two computers, one linksys router, share?

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When I try connecting my PC to my cable modem via Ethernet cable there is no internet access, but it does say its connected ( windows xp and 7...2 different PCs). But when I plug in my wireless router directly to the cable modem, I get internet access, what gives? I did reset everything and this problem still occurs. I'm not a total noob when it comes to networking, but this is baffling! I did troubleshooting over the internet, no help at all

(btw for folks who know about ps3...When my ps3 is directly connected to the cable modem I get NAT type 1, and online play works flawless. yet why wouldn't doesn't the internet work on my pc?)

A:cable modem to pc, no good...modem to router to pc works..help

Brand and model of the cable modem?

For "my PC" connected to the modem please show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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I have a Netgear DGN2200 (N300 Wireless ASDL + Modem Router) that I got from Goodwill. There is no WAN port behind the router... only LAN ports I see. How do I setup my Arris Cable modem to this Netgear Modem Router? I need help PLEASE!

Link to Netgear DGN2200: http://www.netgear.com/home/products/wirelessrouters/work-and-play/DGN2200.aspx

Link to Arris Cable Modem (PDF): http://www.arrisi.com/product_catalog/_docs/_specsheet/060510_Touchstone_Telephony_Modem_TM502G.pdf

A:Netgear Modem Router & Arris Cable Modem

if its ADSL you cannot use it as a router on a cable modem, its designed to connect to the telephone line and has a modem within the device

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OK here is the dial.I have internet in my home thru dsl modem DLink dsl 360r preconfigurated with pppoe conection.I olso bought Router Linksys wrt54g version 3.1 with dd-wrt sofware on it.Im able to create network in my home but no internet.I tried many ways but still nothing.Can't figure where is my mistake.Please help me .Thanks

A:Solved: My Router Linksys wrt54g not comunicate with dsl modem cant figure what is pr

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I am new to this so please bear with me. I have one computer and 1 cable modem. Currently my computer is hooked up through the USB port on the modem. I want to get a second computer for my household, so I checked online with my cable service to see if I can connect two computers to my modem and it says you can hook up 2 computers through a home network, but they do not provide tech support for home networking so I need to check through there. So that didn't answer my question on how do I do it, and I have no clue on how to set up a home network. I basically want another computer that can access the internet at the same time and do word processing functions. I wanted to know if I have to pay an additional service fee to my cable company and purchase another modem, or does the second computer somehow get connected to the main computer. There is an empty ethernet connection on the modem, but it says not to connect both the Ethernet and USB cable to the PC, or can you connect the second computer here? Thanks for any help on to do this.

A:How to hook up 2 computers to cable modem?

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Thinking about switching to cable access and what to hook up two computers. One will be in basement the other on the second floor of the house. This house was built in 1913 so no wires have been run but not too afraid to run my own if sig better. But I have no Idea what type a system will be best for me both machines that will be hooked up are xp but there is the possiblity of a 98 laptop also being included but not sure yet. Any suggest on the best cost effective way do do this don't have a lot of cash. Thanks for any suggestions. fyi only need to share internet access not woried about any other sharing.

A:setting up cable modem and two computers

buy yourself a 4 port router...I think you can find them for under 30 bucks..

get yourself some cat5 wire and run the wires...

that is about all you need unless you don't have NIC cards on all the compters

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My friend has cable speed w/ Roadrunner. The cable modem is a Toshiba brand that has ethernet and usb interface. Can I use each to a different computer ? One for ethernet and the other to a USB? Somehow, I dont think it's possible cuz the ISP would detect 2 MAC address.

I'm just wondering before I get there whether I should get a router and another ethernet card.


A:Is this possible w/ 2 computers connected to a cable modem?

You could just use Internet Connection sharing, you would still need a net card for the second computer, and you would have to network the 2, but it would be pretty easy to set up. And no. you cant use both interfaces on the cable modem at the same time. A router would be your best long term solution

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Ok, I have the internet through a [email protected] Broadband and I want to know how to switch the internet from 1 computer to another. I have a Compaq LAN card in my new computer and I am not quite sure if i installed it right. I mean like the computer configuration and stuff. What all do I need to do to get the AT&T Internet from 1 computer to the other or possibly both at the same time. I have windows 98 second edition. Someone plz help.

A:Cable Modem Switch Computers.

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I am currently building a new computer. If I want to both keep my old computer and my new computer online, what is the best way to accomplish that? Is there a splitter (router?) of some type that I can hook both computers to, and then hook the splitter up to the modem? Is there a performance or reliability hit if I do? Or do I need to somehow network them? Any help or advise is appreciated.

A:2 computers into 1 cable modem question

A router is all you need.

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My cable modem an Arris tm402p/na-1716691 allows my desktop to connect to the internet through an ethernet cable with no problems what so ever. However, when I attempt to connect my laptop a Sony Vaio VGN-NS210E through the same ethernet cable is goes to local acess only. Since I have no acess to the internet on the laptop I can't post what the cmd showed, any ideas?

A:Cable modem will not connect other computers

You have to power cycle the modem when you switch computers.

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A week ago, my computer suddenly could not connect to the internet. I was using a cable directly connected to the cable modem.

Since then, I've tried:

1) Added a WiFi router connected to the cable modem. Tried using the WiFi card built in to the computer. It connects but reports "limited access", and there is no connection to the internet, and I can't access the router itself.

2) Bought a new Ethernet card, installed the drivers that came with it. I've tried it connected through the WiFi router's hard ports and directly to the modem. Hard resets (power cycling off 2 minutes) on the modem each time and still no connection.

3) In device manager, both Ethernet cards show as "working normally" with no errors. So does the WiFi card.

4) ipconfig shows only "tunneling" devices with media disconnected.

5) I've uninstalled and re-installed the drivers for the on-baord Ethernet, the WiFi card, and the new Ethernet card.

After reading some other posts, I captured the output from ipconfig and several netsh commands. I've attached them to this post. The files starting with netsh are basically the command entered with underscores replacing the spaces from the commands used to generate them.

I also borrowed another computer. It connects both directly through the cable modem, and using the Ethernet ports on the router. It doesn't have WiFi, so I couldn't test that method of access. It can also connect to and c... Read more

A:Lost connection to Internet. Using Cable modem, ethernet cable.

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I have 2 computers, both hooked up tp a cable modem through an ethernet router. I want to move one computer to anuther room. Should I use a wired approach and stretch a cable through my attic and if so what class of cable? And how would I attatch it to the wall? Or should I use a wireless approach?

thanks, Dylan

A:2 computers in seperate rooms using the same cable modem

I'd recommend you use CAT5e or CAT6 and run it wired unless it is too much trouble to do so. I only recommend using wireless when you can't feasibly run the cable, or when using "portable" systems such as laptops.
If you do go with the wireless approach, I'd recommend the use of wireless USB adapter rather than a PCI card, the cards don't normally get a very good signal because of the placement of the antenna, case placement is also a factor here. The USB adapters are usually attached to the end of a cable and can be placed for optimal signal.

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I have my main computer connected to sbc dsl running windows XP. I have two other computers.....1 with windows 98 and the other with windows 98se. I want to be able to share the dsl connection with these other computers.....what do I need to make this happen? By the way my dsl modem is an old speedstream external usb. Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:want to share dsl connection with 3 computers

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I am trying to get ride of my satellite modem with a cable modem. The satellite modem is actually on cards inside my Dell. Anyway, I have an the satellite modem, a WinXP, and a 98SE networking fine through a Kingston KWS800/WG switch. I simple unplug the RJ45 from the satellite modem and plug in the cable modem -- then things get nasty. The XP can surf the net through the cable modem but now cannot see (or find) the 98SE system. If I unplug the cable modem and wait a few moments, then the XP and 98SE are able to communicate.
Any ideas how to remedy this awful mess?

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My wife's sister has Comcast Cable. They installed a Modem/Router that the wireless part seems to have died. Can a wireless router be connected via ethernet cable to the cable modem/ router?

A:Connecting Wireless router to Cable Modem/Router

Yes, adding a wifi router to one of the ports will set it as a node on the dhcp server{modem} and if there is a conflict in ip address, usually will change it to a

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I have no idea why but i can only get a connection with the internet with one computer through a switch router... i was told that its not possible to get internet to multple computers, and only to one computer. I have a Netgear Gs108 switch router... but it connects to a Gray fox router which runs through my walls which my modem is connected too. i have no idea how to get internet through all computers which i have been before, i just got cable modem and it this problem started. So before the problem it was DSL at&t. Mabey some can help me please..

A:Need Some Help with Cable Modem to Gray Fox Router to Switch Router

Do a search( upper right box) for cable modem to Fox router to switch router.

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If so, how can I configure any settings on the router? I tried connecting this router directly to my Cable modem and some limited connectivity problem pops up saying Primary DNS server cannot be found.

A:Can my unserviced DSL router be used as a router to my Motorola cable modem?

probably not, apples/oranges.

dsl uses phone lines which means you have/had dsl with your phone service.

cable uses coax cable to the modem and tv in my case with roadrunner, also provides digital phone service.

the cable comes in and i use a splitter for the modem/with phone jack for digital phone service and to the router/computers, both wired and wireless.

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Hello,yesterday I bought Desktop Switch TL-SF1008D so I can connect my cable internet with 2 computers...Problem is when I connect all cables to Switch(modem+1st computer+2nd computer)only 1 computer have internet and other one after troubleshooting says "local area connection doesn't have a valid ip configuration",I made Homegroup Network and joined with other computer too,now under "See full map" I see my both computer--Switch--Gateway--Internet and when I check on other computer "See full map"(computer that don't have internet) I see just Both computers--Switch.

My question is how to set up to use same internet on 2 different computers in same time via switch.

A:1 cable modem+2 computers on 1 switch internet problem

Just now friend told me that I need router first...Is that true?

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I have Webstar Scientific Atlanta cable modem FPC 2100 series. It has on the bacground two exits: Usb and cable. I have 2 computers and I would like to be able to transfer files between them and I dont want to buy new aquipment. Can I create local network through this modem? And how?

A:Solved: Can I use Webstar cable modem to connect 2 computers?

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I was told that I can use a wireless router to connect 2 computers to a single printer & also connect both computers to the internet via a single cable & modem. How would I do that? I think I understand the internet part. I need a cable from the modem to the router and then two cables from the router, with one going to each computer. Is that correct? If not, please enlighten me.

Then what about the printer? How would the connections be configured so that either computer can print with the one printer?


A:How Do I Connect 2 Computers to 1 Printer & One Internet Cable Modem?

You can either connect the printer to one of the machines and share it, or buy a print server so that the printer is independent of either machine. The only downside of connecting it to one computer is that you'll need that machine to be on to print (obviously).

What you described with cables all around doesn't require a wireless router, though a wireless router will do the job, as they also have wired ports.

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Hi there!
I have two computers an imac and a pc which i am using my pc as a server. When I used router to connect both computers to the same interent, my friends couldn't log into my server. even though I disabled the routers firewall , misteriously it would comeback and still my friends could not connect to the server. When I knocked out the router and connected my pc (the server) to the modem, then everything seemed to be ok. the problem is now I can't go online using my imac. The error message is something about invalid IP configuration. Apprantly, there is only one ip address available when using modem directly. I don't know how to solve it. Can I use splitter before modem? in that case, I guess, I will need two modems, is that true? and I am not sure if cable company will register two modems!!

I am very new in this and am trying to learn so many things. I would really appreciate if you could kindly help me.

A:how can I share 1 interenet line (cox cable) to a pc and mac without using router?

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Hello, I recently bought a new laptop and i'm having problem connecting to the internet on both of them, Everytime I try to connect on both only one of them can connect while the other has "limited or no connectivity".
My router is not damaged, My cable is not damaged...So I think it has something to do with software or authentication or something like that...
Please help me

A:Solved: How can I share a connection over 2 computers?

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First of all, hello to all and thanks for having this site to help people.

I have glanced around trying to see if my Q has already been answered but am finding myself so technologically challenged (dumb maybe! ) that I don't even understand a lot of the terms being used. So here is my question if anyone can help.

I have Cricket Internet. With this company you buy the little plug-in broadband modem. They want $120+ per modem (although some of their advertisement deceitfully implies you can get a new modem for $34- when I went to buy another one for the second computer we've gotten the guy said "Oh no, it's $120+ for the modem and thirty-four dollars per month to use it." )
So anyway, I was wondering if anyone can tell me how I can have both my computers sharing the Cricket connection while only having one plug-in modem? Somebody said something about a router . . . . .and then it was all Greek to me. We actually have 2 desktops and one old laptop, (almost forgot about it), and ideally I would like to have them all on the Cricket Internet without the expense of buying 2 more modems and having the additional $34 x 2 added to my monthly bill.

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Can both computers share Cricket connection?

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So I my laptop is upstairs and my At&t Uverse cable modem is downstairs and I believe there is some interference in the ceiling because although the signal always reads as "excellent" often times it seems to run a bit slower upstairs than when i bring it one floor down. I was wondering if connecting the laptop to the modem directly would be more helpful. (I already have a hidden wiring route that I made to run a hdmi cable from my tv downstairs to the laptop upstairs) I bought a 50ft cable cord and was wondering if all i need to do is plug it in or if i have to somehow program the connection so it knows to run through the cable instead of the wireless signal. I don't have a router either...not sure if id need one as they didn't provide one. Detailed help is much appreciated!

A:How do I set up a connection to a cable modem with a cable cord?

Just plug it in at both ends. It should work fine.

Once plugged in, it will take a few seconds to detect the new wired network and get an IP Address. After that you should be all set.

Edit: You can disable the Wireless if you want. There is either a switch on the laptop or a Fn+Fkey combination to do it.

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Right simple set up..2 computers in the house, one currently with broadband, hence now!
I want both of them to be connected to broadband and I know that Ill obviously have to upgrade my service with my provider.
This will require a router, but one thing, will I need to network the computers. I dont want to do this at all, Id prefer having 2 completely separate pcs like it is now.
Thanks for any help!

A:To share an internet connection, do I have to network the computers?

You can either upgrade your connection e.g. get a separate connection from your ISP or network your computers. No need to do both.

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Hey ^.^

I'm currently on an ADSL plan with a Siemens Speedstream 4200 modem.

I have my main computer connected to the internet at the moment but I'd like to connect an additional computer and my laptop.

So...how would I go about getting the internet to 2 PCs and a laptop at the same time?
What device would be best? And what do I look for in buying one?

My original thought was:
modem-->4 port router-->PCs and laptop

But apparently I can go:
modem-->4 port switch-->PCs and laptop?

Thanks ^^

A:How to share the internet connection between multiple computers?

The Speedstream 4200 is a router, so all you need is an inexpensive Ethernet switch. If you told us what country you're in, we could probably point you in the right direction. In the US, you can have a switch for $10-15.

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Heres the situation. I am renting an apartment in someones home. They have provided me with an ethernet cable from their router(not wireless) but the line is located in a different part of the room that i want my computer to be located in. I CANNOT snake the wire under the carpet or along the wall and do not want a line running through my living room.

So basically there is a cable modem in one section of the house with a conventional router attached to it. That router supplies me with a ethernet cable. I would like to put a wireless router on the cable that I have so I can use my computer in a different location. Will this work?

A:1 cable modem with 1 router and 1 wireless router...possible

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I need help in configuring my cable modem/router (SMC8104wn-res) and wireless router (CISCO RV120W). What I need is to be able to be able to successfully connect the site-to-site VPN. This is how it was configured:

RV120W > Modem (DSL) > Internet > Cable modem/router > RV120W
Site 1 Site 2

I don't have issue with the site 1's end. but I need help in configuring site 2 since I need the Cable Modem/router to act as a modem only (do not know how to set this in bridge mode, disabling it as a router) and making my RV120W as the main router and as the DHCP. Can you give me a guide on how to set this up? Thanks!


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just curious if I could share cable connection by WiFi so it could be used by a smartphone as well. I don't have a hw router however I have a laptop connected to cable modem. The question is if I can somehow setup Windows to share the broadband connection by it's WiFi adapter. If possible, please for a howto guide. Thanks.

A:How to share my cable connection by WiFi

You can share the connection if it's a WiFi to WiFi shared connection but a hosted wireless connection isn't made to share Ethernet to WiFi.

The link below explains the process and has links to show you different ways to set up a hosted wireless network.

Turn Windows 7 laptop into a wifi hotspot

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I have just purchased another computer and wish to link both computers via an ADSL modem router.

Both computers have ethernet ports, as does the router.

One computer has Win. XP Home and the other; Win. 7 Professional.

I would like to be able to share files, and both computers to have an internet connection.

How do I set this up?

Also do I need a KVM for this setup?



A:Connecting two computers via DSL modem router.

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Hi, I have a strange question that im hoping can work (for a fortnight at the most lol)

I have just joined Virgin Media on 20meg connection. They sent me out an Ambit E08C013.00 modem but forgot to send out the router. Then the engineer installs the wallbracket lobsided! But anyway, im getting away from my question.

I have to wait up to 2 weeks for my router and in the meantime, my computer is upstairs and my connection is downstairs! I dont want to buy a router that will last me 2 weeks, so I decided to dig out my old BT Voyager 2091 router. I connected it to my Netgear FS208 v2 ethernet network switch and now I am trying to get it to broadcast my BB signal from my Ambit modem (which is also connected to my Netgear switch)

I can now connect to my wireless router, but it will not broadcast my broadband.

Is there a way to fix this? Or do I have to wait till my new router arrives?

A:BT router/modem with Cable Modem

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Is it possible to do that ? I knew it might be possible but I found some saying that if the ADSL modem is connected using LAN then it will not work.

So here's my setup:
PC A and PC B (Both using W7 64)
> PC A got two LAN port (LAN C and D)
> PC B got one LAN port
Cross Over cable
ADSL Modem - Connected to PC A via LAN C

What I want to do is connect the crossover via my PC A's LAN C to PC B's LAN to share the internet connection. Is it possible ? I had managed to make the PC B joined my PC A in homegroup, which mean file sharing has no problem at all. I just doesn't know how to set the IP, DNS, gateway to make my PC B access my PC A internet. Any help ? Please let me know it is possible.


A:Share internet connection via cross over cable ?

Yes it is possible. And since you are using x64 I'm assuming you have a modern PC with a gigabit network card. With gigabit cards you do NOT need a cross-over card, part of the gigabit spec includes auto-sense ethernet ports so any cable should work fine.

What you'll have to do is on PC A go to your network card adapter -> Properties and there should be a Sharing tab. Enable it and then setup your PC B to use DHCP.

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My father now works for the US Census and they have hand held devices they must carry around with GPS and the whole works. At the end of the day he's expected to hook this device to a phone line and transmit his time card data and his work for the day. The problem is that we don't have a phone connection at the house. We have DSL and this computer has a modem but is there a way to share an internet connection with a modem?? This job may be a temp job for him so spending close to $100 on a setup fee and 30 dollars a month is redicilus. Does anyone see a way around this???

Thank You!!!

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