Sharing cable internet connection - not wireless!

  lisa02 15:00 19 Jan 2008
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2 Vista PCs beside each other how do I share the internet?

TIA

  ambra4 15:31 19 Jan 2008

Need some more information

Is broadband via cable or phone line

Do you have a router or only a modem

Is modem USB type or Ethernet

  lisa02 15:36 19 Jan 2008

Only a Cable Modem and it's ethernet.

regards
Lisa

  ambra4 16:09 19 Jan 2008

You need to install a cable /dsl routers go to this site

Click wireless networking on left hand side than wireless routers than sorted by price low to high will show all the wireless routers for a cable system

click here?

Personal I would use the D-Link 54Mbps Wireless Broadband Router

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Or this one. Check this posting

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Buffalo Wireless-G 125Mbps High Speed Broadband Router

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  lisa02 16:18 19 Jan 2008

Not Wireless.

I don't see the point in installing wireless cards in the computers as they are about 5 feet or so away from each other.

  ambra4 16:35 19 Jan 2008

You do not have to use the wireless system just disable it in the router and just use the Ethernet router

  ambra4 16:37 19 Jan 2008

Or you can use a D-Link 5 Port 10/100 Unmanaged Ethernet Switch

click here

  ambra4 16:45 19 Jan 2008

Take a read on this site

Differences Between an Ethernet Switch and a Broadband Router

click here

  lisa02 17:07 19 Jan 2008

thanks router it is.

  lisa02 17:07 19 Jan 2008

I'll probably be back asking for set up help.

  ambra4 18:06 19 Jan 2008

This Will Help

Cable Modem to Router Set Up

Most domestic cable ISPs have the cable modem configured to recognize only one client computer by the MAC address of its network interface.

Once the cable modem has learnt the MAC address of the first computer that talks to it, it will not respond to another MAC address in any way.

Thus if you swap one PC for another PC or a router, the new router will not work with the cable modem, because the router has a different MAC address to the PC.

You need to power off the Cable Modem, Router, and the Computer,

Connect the Cable modem to the router via the Ethernet port to the router wan port connect a second Ethernet cable from port 1 on the router to the lan card on the computer.

(IMPORTANT: - You must wait for the server to release the Mac address)

Wait 30 minutes

Power on the cable modem, once it has rebooted and gone fully online all indicator lights settled down,

Power on the router and wait until has fully rebooted.

Power on the computer and wait until it is fully rebooted

You should now able to access the router via the browser

Take a read of the router manual first before trying to set up router

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