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Networking 2 computers with hub, and 2 ip address
jjdlee123 Jul-29-01 04:25 PM
Both computers have a network card going to the hub. Both are able to connect to the internet with their seperate IP address. The cable modem is going to the uplink on the HUB. I'm unable to see both computers even with the hard drives set to share. Are there some security concerns I should have setting the computers up this way? I have read that one computer should have 2 network cards with one going to the uplink on the HUB. What is the best way to set these computers up without using internet sharing one IP?

1. RE: Networking 2 computers with hub, and 2 ip address
peternm22 Jul-29-01 07:21 PM
In response to message 0
Make sure both computers are set to the same workgroup, and both have the NetBEUI protocol installed.

I do not recommend networking the 2 computers though, unless you have a firewall!!


2. RE: Networking 2 computers with hub, and 2 ip address
lbyard Jul-30-01 01:29 PM
In response to message 1
If you have a broadband Internet connection, the best way I know for connecting the computers to the Internet and share resources locally, and protecting the local network from intrusion from the Internet, is to share one IP with a router. The router is the firewall. Larry

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