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Cable modem sharing
escheid Nov-29-00 03:19 PM
LAST EDITED ON Nov-29-00 AT 04:15 PM (GMT)

I have two win98 (first edition) pc's networked together. I am using a 5 port hub to connect the two pc's to the cable modem (the cable modem is attached to the uplink port). I have an IP address for each computer. To get the computers to access the internet they have to be set-up to obtain an IP address automatically. With this setting I cannot get the two computers to "see" each other. Does each computer need a second NIC so they can see each other? Are there settings I can use so I will only need one NIC in each computer (since I have an IP address for each computer).

1. RE: Cable modem sharing
lbyard Nov-29-00 05:20 PM
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The easiest way to workaround this problem is to install the NetBEUI protocol in addition to TCP/IP and, to reduce overhead, bind it only to the network adapter on each computer (remove it from any dial-up, etc. adapters you may have installed). With dynamic IPs, the computers may take up to 15 minutes to find each other and the lease on the IP addresses may be renewing every time you connect or reboot. If it were me, I would cancel the second IP, if there is a monthly charge, and buy a router to share the remaining IP. I would sell the hub and buy a router with a multiple port switch built-in. Or, connect the computers with a crossover cable (and buy a router without the additional ports). You would not NetBEUI in this arrangement. Larry

2. RE: Cable modem sharing
rjustice Nov-29-00 06:06 PM
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I had the same problem for a while, but I then installed the NETBEUI on both computers and that fixed my problem, although I am also thinking about going with a router instead of a hub.

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