Re: Sharing a cable modem connection?
I need a little more infor.
I know this is an old thread so I hope I don't get chewed for this. Let me know if it's better to start a new thread even if the problem is the same.
I'm also starting an internet connection sharing scheme using cable internet. I know how to install the hardware (Wireless router, NIC's, Wireless adapters, software install), but I don't understand the basic concept on how two computers communicate with each other and go out to the Inernet through IP configuration. I suck at networking. I want to connect 2 PCs togehter to share cable connection mainly. The info above is great, but I need to double check on things.
Comcast cable company will give me a defautl gateway and IP right upon avtivating my account? They say it's only for one computer or can I also type this gateway, subnet, or whatever they give me for the second computer too? And have the IP address obtain automatically? I know where to go to initiate this (control panel, network connections, etc.) but dont know if two computers can use the defaut numbers the Comcast cable company gives me. They said it's used for my PC, but they didn't say anything about the other PC.
Once the hardware and software is setup on the two PCs, I was going to go into Network Connections and set the Gateway, DNS, Subnet the same on both PCs and have the IP address obtain automatically. Is that right? Will this allow both computers to go on to the internet?
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