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Internet sharing on home network
jasonjz Feb-20-02 04:08 AM
LAST EDITED ON Feb-20-02 AT 04:11 AM (EST)
 
I have recently purchased a 4 port switch so i can share my internet with the other pc in my home. Both computers run Windows ME, I have wired it so the switch is coming out of my pc, and then the connection for the other computer is connected to port 1.

Now that this is done it doesn't seem to show either computer when i look at the network on either pc'. If someone could give me any help it would be much appreciated!

Heres the connection link:

ISP - My PC - Switch - Dads PC


1. RE: Internet sharing on home network
lbyard Feb-20-02 11:43 AM
In response to message 0
Suggest starting with these steps: http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/net2pc/intro.htm. The procedures are very similar. How are you connecting to the Internet? Larry

3. RE: Internet sharing on home network
jasonjz Feb-21-02 04:23 AM
In response to message 1
Im connecting via my cable modem for my broadband connection, which is linked to one of my NICs. The other was primeraly used to link the two computers together with a cross-over cable. Now that the switching mini ub has been installed, the computers cannot see eachother on the home network??

4. RE: Internet sharing on home network
lbyard Feb-21-02 10:17 AM
In response to message 3
You still need two NICs in the computer connected to the Internet with a switch or two IP addresses from your service provider or software that can share an Internet connection with only one NIC. Your best bet is to take the switch back and get a router. You usually need straight-thru cables to connect a PC to a hub, switch, or router; however, one can connect a PC to an uplink port with a crossover cable. Larry
http://duxcw.com/faq/ics/waysshare.htm
http://duxcw.com/faq/ics/diffrout.htm
http://duxcw.com/faq/network/uplink.htm


5. RE: Internet sharing on home network
sam7955 Feb-23-02 11:06 PM
In response to message 0
HI there,
there u go. But u shold read some books for that. Networks arent so easy if u dont folow me
1. One IP from ur ISP

2 NICS on hte first PC
1 NIC on the other and each other

conection as folow:

internet----first NIC connfigured to obtain IP Automaticly. U need PROXY AND FIREWALL SOFTWARE. Set the other NIC to have addy as 192.168.xxx.xxx. The Proxy is giving internal IP's for THE REST OF THE COMPUTERS. Plug as many PC's as u can buy to the switches.

2.more then one IP's From ur ISP's

1 NIC on hte firs PC
1 NIC on the other and each additional PC

conection as folows:

internet---- SWITCH's Uplink. Each PC is connected to the switch and configured to obtain IP Automaticly. Plug as many PC's in the switch as ur available IP Addresses.

3. In order for the network to be visible from the rest of the PC's u need to set it up with equal protocols and shares w/passwords, also choose login method " Windows Login will not ask u for password when booting". IF U USE TCP/IP PROTOCOL ON THE PC's UR NETWORK WILL BE ACCESABLE FROM THE NET IN THIS CASE. U WILL NEED FIREWALL ON EACH PC IF U SET SHARES. Remove the NETBIOS protocol, it is not safe.

THEN USE TWISTED PAIR CAT-5 TO CONNECT COMPUTER TO HUB OR TO SWITCH, USE STRIGHT TO CONNECT TWO SWITCHES OR HUB TO SWITCH, HUB TO HUB AND SO.
Connecting HUB to SWITCH: HUB's Uplink to the next regular by twisted.
hubs regular link to the next hub's regular with stright thru cable.
see the difference? hubs and switches has button on their uplink so u will never have it wrong.

For software go to: http://www.sygate.com
To test Ur PC SECURITY go to: https://grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2
sam


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