2 PCs on the same cable internet.
I'm thinking of connectinb 2 PCs using the same cable internet subcribtion. In other word, a line is splited into two so that 2 PC s can share the same cable modem. Would that be possible?
chances are you want be able to it that way since each pc will need an ip address..your cable service should offer a secondary ip address for a small price..but who wants to pay more..you can set upone pc as a proxy server(using wingate or win98 SE) and install a home based LAN and then you only have to pay for the service for 1 pc
I'll take two... CPU's
Did everyone here forget about SYGATE? I cringe when I hear that word..."Wingate"...ouch!!!
Yo man, bro... save some trouble...load Sygate!
Use Winproxy dude, its the easiest and most reliable networking sharing tool out there. You dont need two ip addresses on your cable modem, you can share the one.
You need a hub. Plug each PC's network card into the hub, along with the cable modem. Request two IP addresses when you order the cable modem, or ask for another if you already have it. Your mileage may vary, but TCI@Home in my area will let you do this no problem. It will cost you a little more per month to have the extra IP, but for two machines there is no easier or more functional solution.
Sygate is easy and very functional, but I've found it a little unstable when abused. Wingate is more stable (IMHO) and feature rich (easier advanced configuration, web cache, etc) but it is more limiting (harder to make games and etc work through it) and complex to setup in the first place.
A lot depends upon which cable modem service provider that you are using. I'm on Mediaone and they do not at present, in my area (Boston) assign additional ip addresses. Also, you do not need a hub for just two computers, just a crossover cable. I use Sygate and it works flawlessly as it allows you to assign ip addresses to your computers in the network.I have three computers sharing one cable modem ( for this set-up I do use a hub) for the past 4 months without any problems.
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