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how can I share 1 interenet line (cox cable) to a pc and mac without using router?

Question: how can I share 1 interenet line (cox cable) to a pc and mac without using router?

Hi there!
I have two computers an imac and a pc which i am using my pc as a server. When I used router to connect both computers to the same interent, my friends couldn't log into my server. even though I disabled the routers firewall , misteriously it would comeback and still my friends could not connect to the server. When I knocked out the router and connected my pc (the server) to the modem, then everything seemed to be ok. the problem is now I can't go online using my imac. The error message is something about invalid IP configuration. Apprantly, there is only one ip address available when using modem directly. I don't know how to solve it. Can I use splitter before modem? in that case, I guess, I will need two modems, is that true? and I am not sure if cable company will register two modems!!

I am very new in this and am trying to learn so many things. I would really appreciate if you could kindly help me.
Thanks.

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Answer: how can I share 1 interenet line (cox cable) to a pc and mac without using router?

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hi,

I recently networked my computers (wireless adsl) and I can share my internet access but not the printer etc. I go into my network places which is empty so can someone tell me how I can network the printers and all that?

btw i tried doing the set up small network wizard and the wizard gets to a screen where it says disconnected hardware which is:

Local Area Connection VIA compatible fast ethernet adaptor

btw the network hardware I use is a minitare PCI 11g for both computers.
 

Answer:I can share my computers interenet with others but not printers

Without knowing more details like what operating systems you have or what error messages you are getting, see:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking.htm

for some ideas.
 

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I currently have comcast cable and I trying to figure out of there is a way to share the connection without having to purchase a router. I have a standard workgroup switch. My cable modem runs VIA eithernet to the switch but only my desktop can use it. I am assuming this has something to do with the Mac address. Is it possbile to hook up another computer to the switch via eithernet and also use the connection? Unfortuanety I dont think ICS will work because it changes the ip address to 192.168.1.1 or something like that and I have to use a comcast assigned I.P

Any help would be greatly appericated.

Thanks
 

Answer:Possbile share cable connection without a router

Nope. Multiple pc's require a router.
 

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So I have this cisco router and I was wondering if I can share my cable internet connection between computers with it. Its a 2500 seris and has 2 serial ports and 1 ethernet console and AUX.

Someone suggested to me to buy a second one and link them with serial and have the internet going into the ethernet on one and through the serial to the second and the a link from the seconds' ethernet into a switch. Ideas?
 

Answer:Cisco router - share cable broardband?

you need one with 2 ethernet ports...or do what that person told you...
 

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I have searched through the forums, googled, and tried linksys and MS, still having trouble. So hopefully someone here can help.

I have a wireless Linksys router that has 4 connections for a wired setup. I had used the router for my Xbox that was upstairs but had my pc downstairs at the other end of the house. I switched over my Xbox from wireless to wired after running the house with CAT5 through the walls and in the attic down to my office.

My main PC (WinXP) is connected to the first wired port of the router and my Xbox to the second port. They both work fine. I recently acquired a laptop running Win2K and tried connecting to port 3 of the router to gain internet access in the bedroom upstairs. The router lights up showing that is recognizing a connection with the laptop, but the activity lights do not light up. When I disconnect the Cat5 from the laptop the laptop says the network has been disconnected.

I set the LAN connections to autodetect IP etc. etc. and as far as I can tell, all the settings on the Win2K laptop match my XPpro desktop. Is there something I am missing?

Thanks (Sorry for the long explanation)
 

Answer:Share internet with cable modem and router?

rbarr110 said:

I set the LAN connections to autodetect IP etc. etc. and as far as I can tell, all the settings on the Win2K laptop match my XPpro desktop. Is there something I am missing?Click to expand...

Have you checked ipconfig (open the command window and run "ipconfig /all" to see if the autodetect is pulling in the information correctly?

There really shouldn't be anything beyond plugging in the cable as far as the router is concerned.
 

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I want to share the internet connection from my Arris TM502G cable modem, connected via USB, to my desktop's pci ethernet adaptor. To the pci ethernet port, I want to connect my WiFi router.

When I bridge the two connections, I can't get on the internet anymore from the desktop connected via usb, and if I share the internet connection on the USB cable modem to the ethernet port on the computer, I cannot ping the router. However, I can ping the router from my Wireless laptop. I have the ethernet cable plugged into the first port on the router (the one that usually goes to the cable modem), but I have also tried the first computer port on the router.The router configuration page does not show an internet connection, and it can't see my desktop computer, only my laptop.

The desktop has a self-assigned ip.

The reason that I want to do this is that my router has not been working while connected the usual, cable modem --> ethernet cable --> router --> computer way. It works for several minutes to several hours, but drops the internet connection (I can still browse the network, though). BTW, the router is a belkin F5d7230-4 with B and G wifi.

I am running Windows XP with SP2
Please help.
 

Answer:Share USB cable modem with ethernet router

What do you want to try to do? If the router is dropping the WAN connection it will probably drop it no matter what it is connected to. See if there is a firmware upgrade and then reset the router to factory default settings. Sometimes one or both these steps will "shock" it into behaving again.

You can't bridge the connections as you described unless you are paying for two public IP addresses from your ISP. And then you still may not be able to because you can probably only get one on the USB connection.

If you want to use the Belkin as an ethernet switch and wireless access point the following is the complete procedure.

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 for another router, etc.
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Hello everyone,ive just won a NetGear WGT624 Wireless Router from our favourite online auction website but to my dismay i think i have made a mistake.i have a BT line (im from the UK), but apparantly this type of router is designed for Cable (like NTL, Telewest etc). it hasnt arrived yet, but can anyone tell me if this really will not work with a BT line? If not, why not, surely a router is just a router?Secondly, i now realise that this router does not have a built-in modem. Surely i can just get a modem and connect this to the router and everything will be OK?or is that just wishful thinking?cheers!-Paul

Answer:Cable-type router with a BT line?

This router is, unfortunately, unsuitable for use with ADSL broadband via the phone line. In *THEORY*, a Cable/DSL router can be used in conjunction with a separate *ETHERNET* modem and this is done in the US. The problem in the UK is that ADSL uses PPPoA protocol (Point-to-Point Protocol over Asynchronous Transfer Mode) whereas Cable/DSL routers only support PPPoE protocol (PPP over Ethernet). DSL in the US does use PPPoE. Having said that, I believe there is a particular model of D-Link Ethernet ADSL modem that can be set up with a Cable/DSL router, but I don't have the specifics.

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I have a Netgear DG834GT wireless modem router for machine 1 and a WG111T usb adapter to connect machine 2 to the router.Now however we have a cable connection, and this is an ADSL router, so there's no way to use it as a modem right?Here's my setup;Computer 1 has cable internet accessComputer 2 has nothingSince the router and usb adapter can communicate, but the router is ADSL so won't work with my cable connection, is there a way to put the router on Computer 2 and somehow have it take the role of the USB adapter, to connect to the USB adapter on computer 1 which will be taking the role of the router?So Computer 1 (with internet access) connects to the router on Computer 2, "feeding" it a connection to the internet?No idea if this is possible... does anyone?

Answer:Netgear USB+Modem router = Share CABLE connection?

DON'T try to use your combined ADSL Modem/Router with Cable broadband, because it just won't work. Its WAN port is a phone connection - you need a "Cable/DSL Router", which doesn't incorporate a Modem, and which has an ethernet WAN port for connection directly to the Virgin Cable Modem's ethernet port.If you don't want to buy a Cable/DSL Router, you can connect the two computers directly, either with a *crossover* ethernet cable or in an "Ad Hoc" wireless network, and then enable "Internet Connection Sharing" on the actual internet connection (modem connection) in the PC that is online.

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I need some serious help. I am trying to set up a home network with 4 windows xp computers using one cable modem for the internet connection. I have a dsl/cable router with enough ports I just seem to be getting more confused as I go. Is there a step by step guide for doing this? Thanks for any suggestions.
 

Answer:one router, one cable modem and 4 computers to share the connection..cant figure out

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Ok here's the situation:
I just moved into a student apartment. The internet is already activated and it is available through the RJ45 jack straight off the wall. Using an Ethernet cable I am able to use Internet without any issues with my PC.

What I want to do:
- Use my Buffalo ADSL router/modem to share the connection: both wired and wireless.
- Use my router as local DHCP to create a private network with my home devices.
- Be able to access both the internet and the router without having to unplug anything.

The setup:
- There is no way to use a DSL (phone) cablein the house so I have to plug the Ethernet cable carrying the connection in one of the LAN port of the router.
- My PC use another free LAN port.

The issues so far:
- I am only able to share the connection through the LAN ports of the router.
- Wireless devices are able to connect (it even read "Internet access" in the tray bar) but are unable to browse. It can't resolve proxy and always time out.
-When the Ethernet cable is plugged into the router, the router itself becomes unavailable. I'm assuming the connection has its own gateway somewhere else and prevents me from accessing the router.
- I effectively don't have any private network anymore.

edit: another weird thing I noticed. On my laptop anytime I try to connect to a wireless network it connects to 2 networks at the same time. One with the proper SSID and the other "Unidentified network"

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Answer:Issues using my router/modem to share connection coming from Ethernet cable

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I live in a condo and I would like to run 1 phone line and 1 Ethernet line (10/100 only; no Gigabit required, since I know it uses all 4 pairs) over 1 cable... I can't really open up the walls and it's running from 3rd floor down to the garage.

I know my phone line will use up 1 pair and I have 3 more pairs available. My question is... which two pairs do I need to wire for the 10/100 Ethernet line to work properly?

Or, would you recommend doing it another way? I tried wireless but it's a pain in the ass and I'd like to have a solid connection that never goes down... f*ck it... I'd be happy with just a reliable 10Mbps connection... I don't even need 100Mbps since the traffic will only be small file transfers and print jobs that are 5 to 25 MB at most.

Thanks!
 

Answer:I want to run 1 phone line and 1 10/100 Ethernet line over 1 cable; is it doable?

Don't do it, but it will work.

100base needs 3,6 and 1,2 (Orange/OrangeW, Green/GreenW) The rest of the wires prevent interference. So you could say use the Brown/BrownW wires for telephone, but really run a second cable.
 

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I need my wireless router several more feet away than one cable will allow. One computer plugs in, and one is wireless; so that means I would need 2 or 3 ethernet cables plugged into the router. I have one very long cable so I was thinking I could run it to the wireless router where I need it, and have the non-wireless router by the computer that needs to be plugged in and run a cable from that to the computer as well as have the long cable plugged in and run that to the wireless router. Make sense? Would that work?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Can I plug an ethernet cable into one router, then another cable in another router?

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i am trying to find a device that will allow my to split my one phone line and hook it to my fax machine and modem on my pc. i want to be able to accept INCOMMING connections to my computer via the modem. i tried the catch-a-call gold. it is supposed to diferentiate between faxes and other phone calls, but all of the fax calls ended up going to the modem. does anyone know of a way i can do this?
 

Answer:how to share one line with fax and modem

http://www.trianglecables.com/teldupadspli.html ?
 

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Hi i have created a share with NET SHARE command but not able to add users to the share and assign permissions to it.

Can anyone help me with this thing

Answer:Managing share through cmd line

Try this: Using NET SHARE to Configure Windows Server 2008 File Sharing - Techotopia

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Ive just got a new PC, and have set up the ADSL line using the USB ADSL modem I used with my old PC. The old PC is now in another room, so what is the best and cheapest way to get the old PC to also be able to use the ADSL line?

Answer:How can I share my ADSL line on 2 computers?

Link the two systems together in a network, and set up Internet Connection Sharing.You will need two LAN (network) cards- about £10-15 each, and a network crossover cable of the appropriate length. The software is all part of Windows.As an added benefit you will also be able to share printer(s), and data files.

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Hello,How can I share a folder in Documents And Settings with full permission via XP command line?  Why do I need this? Because, I will have a batch file to install a program, which must be under Documents and Settings directory.C:\NET SHARE myfolder=C:\myfolder           <-  This works.But when I try to share a folder in Documents And Settings directory, the folder doesn't have writing permission but reading. I can't write in it. My command is :C:\NET SHARE myfolder=C:\Docume~1\myfolder    (Documents And Setting\myfolder)Or, is there a way to make a reg file to share a folder with full permission?[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\lanmanserver\Shares]Thank you,Osman

Answer:How to share a folder in command line?

Try using the runas command to run this command as an administrator

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Hi. I've been searching (without success) to find a way to share folders in a Windows 7 Homegroup using the command line (with a batch file).

The reason I need to do it this way is because when my system reboots, I have a batch file which mounts my encrypted data drives. Since the drives are mounted by a batch file after W7 boots up, the Homegroup shares are lost. Actually they are still listed, but they don't work, unless I manually share each folder again.

Can anyone help me in this situation?

Thanks
 

Answer:Need to share folder in homegroup with command line

net share

But I don't think it is going to run. You will need to be at an elevated cmd prompt for it to work.
 

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Is it possible to create a printer share at the command line. I am working with an older, DOS based program that we map network printer shares to. I am now trying to use it with Terminal Services. I can get the users printer to show up on the Term server, but it does not share it, since it is recreated every time you log in. I figure I can map the share with a login script. Just can't figure out how to create the share to map.Thanks in Advance

Answer:Creating A Printer Share At The Command Line

What operating system are you working from, and what operating system are you mapping to?

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Like the title says, is a crossover cable needed to connect a cable modem to a router? Or will standard straight through work? Or either?

Thanks
 

Answer:Crossover cable need to connect cable modem to router?

Many times a standard straight-through cable will work just fine.
 

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my family just got cable internet and I was thinking of either starting up a wireless network or splitting the cable to share the broadband. the computer the cable is going into is on the second floor of a two story house and my computer is in the basement. they already have a wireless router so my brother can use his wi-fi enabled notebook. he told me he got a good signal with some drop-outs on the first floor. if wireless is the way to go, how can I make it so the signal reaches the basement? as far as splitting the cable goes, how would bandwith be affected?
 

Answer:best way to share cable internet

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I have broadband through comcast(cable). I have it going wall -> Motorola sb5100 -> SMC7004ABR -> to three computers. It's been working fine ever since it was install. I was messing around with the router(trying to figure out the fire wall settings)and hit the release button on the status page where it show internet connection status. Well it disconnected from the cable modem and I can ton find out how to reconnect it to the modem. if I plug my computer into the modem I can connect to the internet. All the setup pages on the router are asking for some kind of log-on information (IE: static ip address log name and password) like using a dialup or dsl modem. from what I can figure is the cable modem is always connected and doesn't need any additional input (username and password) but the router will not accept an direct Internet connection it want to send some sort of logon info and get a logon correct back from the service provider.

I know it can work because it was working for 3 months before e I messed with it.
can anyone help?
 

Answer:can't share cable internet

try power cycling the router....
 

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Dear Sir

I have an internet connection which is distributed through Wi-Max and with Cat-5 Cable to my laptop. I use my laptop's (which also has a Wifi adapter) Ethernet to connect to that internet. I have another Laptop too which has Wireless adapter.

Unfortunately I am not able to network these two laptops and share my internet connection to the other on via WiFi?

I have DHCP enabled on my WiFi laptop. I am not sure what do I need to do and if I need to give static IP's to both the Laptops?

My ISP asked me to keep the IP address on my laptop as dynamic.
Whenever, I try to share the internet, it makes my IP as 192.168.0.1 and I become unable to access the internet.

A help would be highly appreciable if someone can tell me what to do in order to connect these two laptops via wi-fi and then to share the internet on the other laptop.
Thanks,

Rakesh Soni
[email protected].
 

Answer:How to share a wi-Max cable internet through wi-fi

Disable ICS and DHCP on the laptop.
Leave the IP'S dynamic.
The wimax modem is probably acting as a DHCP server,so,when
you enable ICS or DHCP on the laptop you cause an IP conflict.
There may be a workaround.
You will need to set the wireless connections on the laptops to
AD-HOC mode so the can make comptuer to computer connections.
If you ever need to connect to a router,go back to infrastruture mode.

I am assuming you are using windows XP.

Next,on the computer with the wimax connection.
Go to start/control panel/network connections.
Left click a blank space in the window and hold.
Drag the mouse accross both the LAN and wireless connection
so they are both selected.
Then right click a selected connection and click bridge connections.
That will bridge the LAN to the wireless and pass the LAN connection
directly to the wireless connection.
Should give you internet on the wireless.
 

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I was wondering if I could have my new hard drive cable also in use with my CDROM drive. I have 2 IDE slots on my mobo and I have 4 HDs. Is this going to work?
 

Answer:Can you have an HD share an IDE cable with a CDROM?

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Okay, here's what i have to say in brief:
I have this internet connection connected to my pc, i have another NIC installed for routing this internet to other computers. I have TP-LINK Wireless router and all I want to do is connect the internet to my PC first then connect router to my PC via another NIC so that the router can route that internet!
Any help is highly appreciated; i have been trying hard but really end up in dead-end everytime
I connected my router's WAN port via 2nd NIC and set the router to static mode (don't know what i have to do here)
 

Answer:Share my PC's internet using router (pc to router and router to other)

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Hi all, I have some questions. I use L625, WP8, latest official update.
1. how to enter a new line? already try shift+enter, but it still send the msg. I know whatsapp and LINE or probably other chat app have option for this, but I'm talking about function on the keyboard itself.
2. how to search (photos) using file name? on photo apps itself or file picker when using attach function on whatsapp for example. I have plenty of photos that have code in their file name.
3. how to share links via browser to other apps beside facebook? I tried the share option, it only show facebook, not whatsappp or LINE.
4. last, this is more of an issue i think. I have some photos that I put in a folder on sdcard named "photos". this photos are not show up on file picker when I use share/attach button on whatsapp and LINE. both apps only show photos in "Pictures" folder, is this common? I can access those photos via photo app and share it though.
thanks in advance

Answer:some questions: line break, share option, search file/pics

anyone?

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I have Laptop and Desktop (windows 7 ultimate)
I use it to play games, But I wanna transfer my Games (files) to my new laptop using Ethernet Cable or Crossover cable. I lost my 16 gb USB so I just transfer via Ethernet Cable but How?
Please help me.

Answer:How to share files via Ethernet Cable?

How does your laptop and PC connect to the internet?
Through a router?
Or do you just have the single ethernet connection through a modem?

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Are there any clear "how to" guides readily available (especially on the internet) on networking 2 PCs together to share a cable modem access to the internet, as well as files and printers?My PCs (one using Windows XP, the other W-98)both have LAN cards fitted, and I have a cross-over cable. However, my one attempt at networking the two PCs was pretty disastrous, and there was certainly no way they could both access the cable modem.Easy to understand guidance would be very much appreciated.

Answer:Network 2 PCs to Share Cable Modem

click here for a guide.

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Hello,
just curious if I could share cable connection by WiFi so it could be used by a smartphone as well. I don't have a hw router however I have a laptop connected to cable modem. The question is if I can somehow setup Windows to share the broadband connection by it's WiFi adapter. If possible, please for a howto guide. Thanks.

Answer:How to share my cable connection by WiFi

You can share the connection if it's a WiFi to WiFi shared connection but a hosted wireless connection isn't made to share Ethernet to WiFi.

The link below explains the process and has links to show you different ways to set up a hosted wireless network.

Turn Windows 7 laptop into a wifi hotspot

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I want to share files and folders to new laptop (hp Win10) from old laptop (dell win7ultimate). How can i share it by using LAN cable? Never tried before, so asking..

Answer:Share files and folders through LAN cable

Assuming you're talking about connecting these two computers directly, without a router or Ethernet hub or switch, take a look at this guide. You'll need a crossover cable which is a little different than your normal LAN cable.How to Build a Local Area Network Without a Router
Here you can read more about what a crossover cable is, and how to make one! How To Make An Ethernet Cross-Over Cable

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I have Laptop and Desktop (windows 7 ultimate)
I use it to play games, But I wanna transfer my Games (files) to my new laptop using Ethernet Cable or Crossover cable. I lost my 16 gb USB so I just transfer via Ethernet Cable but How?
Please help me.

Answer:How to share files via Ethernet Cable?

Razer, Are both computers connected to a router or switch?
If so, then you can turn on sharing and using the same userid, you can map a drive on one computer
to another and then just copy the files, Of course if there are hidden files then you have to have all that
turned on in control panel. Folder Options.

Can you see the other computer on your network? also are they both on the same network,

Rich

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Can i use a switch instead of a router to share a cable modem connection to two people?
 

Answer:To share cable modem on a switch

hellomynameis said:



Can i use a switch instead of a router to share a cable modem connection to two people?Click to expand...

In most cases no. If your cable company assigns you two IP addresses it might be possible, but in the long run you're normally better off behind a router that does some basic firewalling (SPI even better).
 

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I have my destop pc connected to an ntl cable modem. I have a laptop that I would like to connect to the internet about once a week just to update anti-virus and get windows updates. I don't really want a wireless set-up as have no real need. If I plug my laptop into the modem for 10 minutes will it allocate a new ip address each time and will this be a problem?Or....for anti-virus is it possible, with either avast or avg to download manual updates onto removable storage and update the laptop that way?Or....My laptop is trying to connect to the internet via a wireless connection (a choice of three - must belong to my neighbours in the street ???)Don't want to use this option but do want to hear your thoughts/advice! What is the best option for me?

Answer:Connect 2nd pc to NTL cable - not permanent share

First, you'll need to install the NTL cable modem software on the laptop, just like you did on your desktop, remembering to plug in the modem into your laptop (USB/Ethernet) ONLY when asked to do so. This should setup the connection/modem to work on your laptop. Whenever you need to use the connection with either desktop or laptop, just swap the modem's cable from one to the other, with the correct interface (USB/Ethernet) that was initially setup for each. The above is how I've used my NTL cable modem with 2 independent PCs (both desktops). G

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I am connecting my computer and laptop through crossover cable and able to browse the contents of both the computer and transfer it properly.

But dont able to share the dial-up internet. Please tell me how to do. I already enable the ICS on server and IP is automatically alloted (192.168.0.1) and the IP of client is (192.168.0.2) but not able to share the internet. Please tell me what I do, I think i have to "bridge connection" but between which? Please explain in little detail.

In my system Windows XP SP1 is installed and on laptop Windows XP SP2 is installed.
 

Answer:Share Internet through Crossover cable

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I have two computers connected to each other through the crossover cable. I also have a cable internet connection in one of the computer. i am trying to share the internet connection in the another computer but am not able to do so. now what do i have to do to share the inetrnet connection between the two computers?
 

Answer:how to share internet using crossover cable?

where does this other computer get internet connection from, directly from router, via switch or hub?
 

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So my laptop is receiving a wifi signal, but unfortunately my desktop doesn't have a wireless card. To be able to have an internet connection in both I've read I can use an ethernet cable to share the laptop's wifi connection with the desktop.
How do I go about doing this in Win7?
 

Answer:How do I share internet with an ethernet cable?

You will need what is called a crossover ethernet cable, connect the 2 ethernet ports together with it, turn on Internet Connection sharing on the Laptop before you do.

http://discussions.virtualdr.com/archive/index.php/t-237754.html

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Hello,
I have a PC that is connected to the internet with a cable running windows 8.1. I want to share this internet with my iPad via bluetooth. How can i do that?
thanks

Answer:How to share cable internet from a PC via bluetooth?

Hi,
You can follow the steps below for test to share your network via bluetooth.
Note:Before following these steps, make sure your phone has exchanged passkeys with your computer. This methods applies to Vista, also may be applies to Windows 8.1. I'm sorry for couldn't make a test.
1. Open the Connect to the Internet wizard by clicking Control Panel, clicking
Network and Internet, clicking Network and Sharing Center, clicking
Set up a connection or network, and then clicking Connect to the Internet.
2. If you already have an Internet connection, click Set up a new connection anyway.
3. If the Do you want to use a connection that you already have? page appears, click
No, create a new connection.
4. On the How do you want to connect? page, click Dial-up, and then follow the steps. Make sure you select the Bluetooth enabled modem (your phone).
5. On the Type the information from your Internet service provider (ISP) page, in
Dial-up phone number, type the carrier code or phone number.
Contact your mobile service provider for the required ID (or user name), password, and carrier code or phone number.Roger Lu
TechNet Community Support

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Please I need help with the simplest instructions......

We have one computer that is connected to the Internet via a cable modem. We have since purchased a second computer that we would like to connect via the same modem. I pretty much get close to no help from the Cable company " they don't support networking" The told me I would need a router and that it would be a simple matter of installing it. We got the wireless router, we installed both sides but could not get the receiving end to register the Internet from the modem. I have called the company Linksys several times and they are less then helpful. I called the cable company back today only to be told I also need a Ethernet card. Well to say the least things are getting to complicated for a process that they said would be "easy"

So what I would like from you is easy step by step instructions on what I need and how I go about installing the router etc......

Both computers are Windows 98. You guys have always been so helpful in the past I hope that you can help me now, what was suppose to be easy is turning into a nightmare for me and I am ready to give up. Thanks again
 

Answer:Two PC's on Cable line

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Hi, could someone give a step by step newbie-proof guide to installing a game onto laptop A (windows xp), using the dvd drive of laptop B (vista), connecting the two laptops with a crossover cable? I've tried it a few times before but I'm not too sure what I'm doing!

Regards
uk404
 

Answer:Solved: Using crossover cable to share a dvd drive

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I have 2 computers connected together via an ad-hoc wireless network for sharing files and a printer, and one computer (running windows XP) has cable broadband access (supplied by Telewest), which I want to share with the other computer but I don't want to change the structure of my network. I use USB network adapters for the wireless connection and these work fine.Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:share a cable broadband connection wirelessly

If you really don't want to move to a proper routed network, then you'll need to enable ICS on the host and run the Network Setup wizard on the client. Remember to configure your firewalls to permit ICS traffic through the LAN adapters.

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And also, can one computer be Win XP, and the other be Linux?
 

Answer:can I share resources with 2 computers using an ethernet cable?

What do you mean by resources? If you mean RAM, CPU cycles etc then the answear is no. If you mean internet, NAS, printers, etc then yes.
 

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hi i have just made a serial direct connection and now have enabled file sharing.and it works.but now how do i access the internet through my windows 95 laptop when my windows XP desktop is connected to internet.is it possible to share the internet connection?.i have a dial up connection.thanks alot.ben

Answer:internet share - through direct cable,xp-win95

It may work. You will have to enable "Internet Connection Sharing" on the dialup connection in the Network Connections folder. Right click the entry, select Properties, then the Advanced tab. Tick the box for "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection". In the 'host' computer, go to the Direct Cable Connection entry and in its Properties, select the Networking tab, then the TCP/IP entry, then click the Properties button. Set the IP address to 192.168.0.1 in both the From and To boxes. In the 'client' computer, set the IP address to 192.168.0.2 and (if requested) the subnet mask to 255.255.255.0 If, in paragraph one above, you don't have the option to enable Internet Connection Sharing, this is because you don't have a network adapter installed and shared internet access isn't going to work.

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I have cable NTL broadband, and I want to be able to share the internet with computers not only with an ethernet input, but also computers without ethernet, and only ADSL/dial up type inputs, and even USB if possible.

There's lots of things about such as convertors and such, but I wondered if someone could advise the cheapest, easiest option. Is there something like a hub that has ethernet, USB, and other broadband connecting connectors like for BT lines?

Right now I have a Belkin router setup for 4 outputs ethernet outputs, am I best just get small ethernet to other converters?
 

Answer:Share Cable broadband, to computers without ethernet

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Iíve been looking for days (over a week now) for a solution to my problem. What I want to do is this:

Share internet from Computer A to Computer B with only a crossover Ethernet cable. No router, no wired hub, just the cable. Both are Windows 7 computers.

Iíve had it set up this way for almost a year, but Computer Aís hard drive recently crashed and Iíve had to replace it with another computer and I lost the instructions that I used before to set it up like this. Hereís what I remember from those instructions, if this will help:

Computer A: (Internet connected PC): One of the ipvís was set to an IP Address of 192.168.137.1
Computer B: One of the ipvís was set to 1:2:3:4:5:6:7:8
And I remember having to go into Windows firewall and allow some connection. I think there was an issue with this as well where I had to go in to some settings to even make it show the option to allow the connection?
I think I may also have had to go into my broadband modem and make adjustments as well, cannot remember what I did there.

Someone might ask why I want this sort of setup. The reason is this: I cannot use my router because I connect to a VPN for work over Computer B, and the VPN will not allow me to connect with the model of router I have. Also, I donít have time to go buy a wired hub even if that would work.
This seems like it would be easy for some of you gurus, so please can someone help me?

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Help. I need to share internet btwn 2 PCs using ONLY crossover cable. No Rtr No Hub.

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I just got my very first laptop and have been searching for simple instructions on connecting it to my current home Internet connection (Comcast cable). I already have a router, but it is not wireless as it came from Vonage (Linksys RT31P2). The laptop is Toshiba A105-S2071 with Wireless 802.11g/b.

Buying a long Ethernet cable seems cumbersome but simple. Would getting a wireless router automatically provide wireless access to the laptop without changing the PC connection (and with no fees from my ISP)?

Both computers have Windows XP. Once I get connected, what utility should I use to configure this little network and protect it? I'll need to transfer files from the laptop to the PC periodically.
Thanks.
 

Answer:Connecting laptop to share cable Internet

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Is it possible to do that ? I knew it might be possible but I found some saying that if the ADSL modem is connected using LAN then it will not work.

So here's my setup:
PC A and PC B (Both using W7 64)
> PC A got two LAN port (LAN C and D)
> PC B got one LAN port
Cross Over cable
ADSL Modem - Connected to PC A via LAN C

What I want to do is connect the crossover via my PC A's LAN C to PC B's LAN to share the internet connection. Is it possible ? I had managed to make the PC B joined my PC A in homegroup, which mean file sharing has no problem at all. I just doesn't know how to set the IP, DNS, gateway to make my PC B access my PC A internet. Any help ? Please let me know it is possible.

Thanks!

Answer:Share internet connection via cross over cable ?

Yes it is possible. And since you are using x64 I'm assuming you have a modern PC with a gigabit network card. With gigabit cards you do NOT need a cross-over card, part of the gigabit spec includes auto-sense ethernet ports so any cable should work fine.

What you'll have to do is on PC A go to your network card adapter -> Properties and there should be a Sharing tab. Enable it and then setup your PC B to use DHCP.

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Hi,

I have EMF sensitivity and want to hook up multiple cablem modems on one line (the ISP doesn't like this but you can do it anyway). One roomate said hooking up 4 modems on one line would slow the speed of the connection...but how is that different that 4 people sharing a wifi signal off of one modem? Is the speed different or are the configurations the same.

The house is huge so it seems multiple modems is the only choice.

Thanks,
Cuse
 

Answer:Multiple cable modems vs share wifi

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Hi,
I've got a wireless router set up to a cable modem and this is shared by two pcs. ATM its running on its own, I'd like to hook it up through a pc - don't know why prefer the idea of a pc running the firewall, and the this being shared than relying on everyobe to set up their own fw.

A friend suggested using Smoothwall linux on the server pc. I wanted to know if it is possible to put quotas on the amount each user can d/l per month. there
s 4 of us and someone always uses much more so to make it more equitable and payment less hassle would be great. if what what can i do?
 

Answer:Linux Networking to Share Cable Connection?

Just so you know, the router has a built in firewall you don't actually need to run a software firewall on any of the computers when behind a router. Quite often the routers firewall is better then the software firewalls anyways.

You can do what you want, but it's very odd to go from a router to a computer acting as a router. The accepted practice is to use a router.

At any rate you can just configure NAT on the linux box to share the connection but then you'd have to plug the other computers into the linux box rather then the router and I doubt it has that many nics. You could always disable DHCP on the router, and use it as a switch in order to plug all the computers into the server, but yet again that's just getting weird.
 

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basically i need to setup an additional wireless router to my isp's cable modem / wireless router combo, but they deny me access their modem page. maybe a long post, bare with me. heard this site was the place to go for this type of question. all help is appreciated!

i switched ISP's about a year ago, and when i tried to access my router page to port forward i couldn't get in. so i called and they explained they have their own password on their router so user's cannot change any settings. i tried to explain how this doesn't work for me an was basically told to bad. i said fine, can you just forward a port for me then, he said nope, "these routers don't have that capability" which is bullshit. i said ok i'll just reset it my self and use the default passwords, and i did, and withing a day or 2 tops the settings get switched back and im locked out again.

im in a 2 year contract so can't just back out, my ratio has been dropping on sites and need it for security system. i sent a msg to the staff and explained my situation, and we figured if i got my own wireless router, they cant do anything right?

so i just picked up a wireless router, its a d-link DIR-605-L, i thought i was just going to hook it up to the modem like the old days before isp's had the combo's, then realized it may not be as easy as it sounds. especially if i cant get into their router page.

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Answer:Connnect Wireless Router to Motorola SBG901 Cable Modem/Router Combo -ISP Deny Access

Re: Connnect Wireless Router to Motorola SBG901 Cable Modem/Router Combo -ISP Deny Ac

i got the wireless router working, but im having alot of trouble port forwarding now. (some please answer, i got a paralyzed arm and takes me forever to type all this shit)

when setting up the router i noticed the box that i thought was for the phones only is actually the modem (arris tm602g) it says telephony on it, and had a spot for a phone line and tv cable wire, i pulled off a sticker and there was an ethernet port there. i tried setting it up direct but couldnt get it to connect. so the motorola sbg901 must just be the wireless router.

i hooked everything back up, then installed the new dlink dir-605L router like i normally would. after setting it up, it works great. i can connect to whatever wireless router i want. i have 4 or 5 pc's not including iphone and tablets, im no genius but everyone else in the house dont know how to copy and paste (literally) so i'd like to keep both routers, and use the new one just for me and my settings.

will this interfere with me being able to port forward? i've done it 1000 times on old routers and its pretty basic. but for whatever reason ive tried everything for hours and i get no where. im beyond frusterated.

i setup a static ip
i used
192.168.0.115
255.255.255.0
192.168.0.1

dns i tried a few different ones from following guides
192.168.0.1
8.8.8.8

i just went to the status section and it has
LAN: 192.168... Read more

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My question is if you switched off the NAT feature of a cable internet modem would it compromise the security of the router where the router could be hacked, irrespective if you have a good computer firewall or not?
 

Answer:If you switch off NAT for cable internet router does it compromise security of router

Technically pure NAT is not in any way a firewall. Typically NAT and firewall go hand in hand on consumer networking gear though.

If you are still using a firewall then no, turning off NAT won't put you at more of a risk.

Are you talking about a router behind a modem or a modem/router all-in-one?
 

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Talking with a friend about connection differences. We are having issues finding what the real differences are between a T1 and a business line (which offers substantially more down/up). He believes there are not substantial routing differences between the two. Can anyone help differ between the two?
 

Answer:t1 vs cable business line

The biggest is probably the SLA you get with the T1. It's rare to find a cable company that will offer you an SLA. Also you'll generally have the option of more 'advanced' services, like having public IP blocks routed to you or obtaining a BGP session from your ISP.

IMO the lack of an SLA is offset by doing failover with two different cable/DSL ISPs, and for most businesses this is fine and much less expensive. If you need the additional capabilities or uptime guarantees though the T1 (or some other leased line) is the way to go.
 

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using cable internet. i have to go from a 3way split to a 4way split to account for another tv i put downstairs. when i go to the 4way splitter from the 3way i dont get a signal to my modem. im wearing my sad face because i would like cable on my downstairs livingroom tv.
anyone know of a way i can amp up the signal from the outside so i can use the 4way and still get a signal to my modem?
 

Answer:splitting cable line

Could be bad splitter, or signal that is not strong for splitting.

Split first with one to to splitter, one for the modem and one to a second 3 ways splitter. Connect the TVs to the second splitter.
 

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Hello,
I have been having issues with sharing my internet connection via an ethernet cable. I read online that there is the ability to 'share' your internet connection. I have learned how to do this, but it doesnt work for me. I tried connecting my laptop. I went through everything and I was able to get the connection (it showed the LAN connectivity icon) however, there was the little yellow triangle next to it. I waited but it won't connect. What I am trying to do with this is be able to play multiplayer on computer games with other computers on my LAN. I also tried to connect my XBox 360 with this, but it doesnt have an internet connection. Any help I would appreciate.

Things to keep in mind

The only way I could get a good internet service was through my cell phone service provider, so I get my internet connection through my phone via USB tethering

All of the computers I am trying this on have Windows 8 Pro, except for one

Answer:Unable to share internet connection via ethernet cable

You really haven't described how you have your multiple computers setup to to share a single internet service connection. For example, are you using a router that has 2 ethernet cables plugging into it and you are attempting to share the same internet service?

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Hello *waves* Hoping for a bit of advice - I'll apologise now for being a networking novice here. I have a desktop & a laptop both running Win XP home. The desktop is wired to a Motorola SB4100 cable modem through my Origo BRB-4100 router and is connecting to the internet fine apart from the connection being dropped now and again.

I have the Linksys WAP wired into the router too but I can't do the setup through the web interface as it's software isn't detecting it. Yesterday I was able to look at it though. All I changed here was the default name from "linksys". I haven't changed anything else leaving it all at default for now. The laptop couldn't connect to the net at this point either. I've swapped round the ethernet cables to test them all and they are working. The laptop and the WAP can see eachother but all I have is the signal (which is excellent strength). It is not even connecting to the network though and has never been able to.

My ISP is Blueyonder/Telewest. The purpose of the network is to share the net connection.

Anyway what next ? I am being terribly dumb about this I'm sure. I have saved the "ipconfig /all" results from both machines to a txt doc (attached) if anyone wants to see them....

I've read a million threads on a million forums and am now confused !
Many thanks for anything you can give me.

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Answer:wired+wireless network: Linksys WAP/ Cable/Share

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I have 2 PC's, both running XP Pro, connected by crossover cable. My main PC is connected to ATT broadband. Is there a way I can connect the other PC to the internet with this configuration? If I open IE from the second PC, while network is live to my main PC, just get a DNS error.... How do I set the second PC up to use my main PC's internet connection?

Thanks
 

Answer:(Solved) Share Internet connection XP- Crossover Cable

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Hi All

This is my First post. i just registered today and try to search but its unsuccessful for me.

Here is my issue. I hope you guys help me

I have 2 PC's both have WinXP Pro. i have one network card port in each pc. so i am disconnecting my pc from internet and trying to connect with my 2nd PC. but its not detecting. i am new with the networking. i am not using any router or hub as i don't have. when i connect with ethernet (CAT 5) cable both pc is not detecting each other. Try to create new network connection but it wont help at all. I need to transfer few files from one pc to another. if you guys have any step by step guide or any kinda help Pls let me know. As i need to transfer file urgently pls.

Thanks in Advance.
 

Answer:Can't Share Files when i connect 2 pc with ethernet (CAT5) Cable

Chk local connection on both laptops if the firewall is ON, Disable the firewall or chk if any antivirus shield in not letting you ping both systems if you have then disable the shield.
 

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so, most ADSL or cable providers give you a modem / router that also functions as a firewall.

If I add a router from say Linksys EA3500, which was owned by Cisco

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...6&cm_re=linksys_ea3500-_-33-124-496-_-Product

does it offer better network security? Exactly what extras does it offer?

If not, who's buying these routers while every cable / ADSL provider all gives you a modem / router in the 1st place?
 

Answer:does brand name router gives better security than router from cable provider?

To answer one of your questions - people buy their own because even though the cable company lets you use one already, there is a fee for it in your monthly bill.
 

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My wife's sister has Comcast Cable. They installed a Modem/Router that the wireless part seems to have died. Can a wireless router be connected via ethernet cable to the cable modem/ router?

Answer:Connecting Wireless router to Cable Modem/Router

Yes, adding a wifi router to one of the ports will set it as a node on the dhcp server{modem} and if there is a conflict in ip address, usually will change it to a 10.0.0.1

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If so, how can I configure any settings on the router? I tried connecting this router directly to my Cable modem and some limited connectivity problem pops up saying Primary DNS server cannot be found.
 

Answer:Can my unserviced DSL router be used as a router to my Motorola cable modem?

probably not, apples/oranges.

dsl uses phone lines which means you have/had dsl with your phone service.

cable uses coax cable to the modem and tv in my case with roadrunner, also provides digital phone service.

the cable comes in and i use a splitter for the modem/with phone jack for digital phone service and to the router/computers, both wired and wireless.
 

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I have no idea why but i can only get a connection with the internet with one computer through a switch router... i was told that its not possible to get internet to multple computers, and only to one computer. I have a Netgear Gs108 switch router... but it connects to a Gray fox router which runs through my walls which my modem is connected too. i have no idea how to get internet through all computers which i have been before, i just got cable modem and it this problem started. So before the problem it was DSL at&t. Mabey some can help me please..

Answer:Need Some Help with Cable Modem to Gray Fox Router to Switch Router

Do a search( upper right box) for cable modem to Fox router to switch router.

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I wanted to get the experts opinions.

Should I surge protect the cable line that connects to my home modem? Or surge protect the cat5 cable coming out of the modem into the router?

The surge protector device I have is an APC UPS: Back-UPS XS 900

Thanks.
 

Answer:Should I surge protect my LAN? Cable line?

My TV cost $3,400 when new and, yes, I have that coax cable surge protected. However, as my cable service is underground and is properly grounded before it enters the house I think my risk (from a lightning surge) is pretty low. And my cable modem cost around $50 and routers can be found for about that much so I do not bother surge protecting that cable. Should also mention that I typically only have one computer connected to the router by ethernet.

I have no opinion whether you should surge protect as I don't know enough about your environment (underground or overhead coax) nor the value of devices that could get knocked out or your risk tolerance.
 

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In my Apartment complex they allow me to have two cable modems, one being a roommate account. The max speed for these connections is 15mb down and 2mb up. Do you think with two of these modems together with a dual wan router I can achieve 30mb down and 4 up?
 

Answer:Two cable modems on one coax line

This all depends on the ISP and their capabilities. If they have the capability of authorizing two MAC Addresses of two different cable modems on the same line than you are fine.
 

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Had lots of problems with virgin media and dropping connections slow speeds etc. i have decided that my line is too weak and that is maybe why this is happening. Here is my mode signal status page: Click

Does this line look unhealthy to you?

Edit note the low power on the upstream power level.
 

Answer:Cable Connection, Line Unhealthy?

The link looks dead to me...
 

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I have a network printer that I would like to use in a room away from the router. Can I use an RJ45 splitter so these two devices can share the same cable? It doesn't have wireless capability.
 

Answer:Solved: Can a network printer and computer share the same cat5 cable

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I'm setting up a new machine. I have hooked up the hard drive and 3.5 inch floppy drive. I am wanting to plug in the cd-rom, but the only ribbon cable I seem to have is one with a blue plug in like the hard drive cable. Will that cable work for the cd-rom connection also, or do I need to go out and get me a new cable?
 

Answer:Do hard drives and cd roms share the same kind of ribbon cable?

Yes, they use the same cable. Make sure you use an 80wire cable for hard disks and DVD drives, a 40wire is ok for CD drives.
 

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HI there, greetings from Croatia!
I need some help here. I this possible (picture)? If it is, where I have to input LAN cable from Thompson router to Siemens router?
Here is the problem: In my home there is 3 PC, 2 laptops, 4 mobphones. They are all on Thomson, LAN or WiFi, everything is working fine. But.. Yesterday I manage to repair older PC (PC2 on the picture) for daughter, and encountered to a strange problem. PC is working fine ( celereon 2.8 occ, 2GB RAM), but WiFi is not. I have 2 wifi adapters (Siemens&Realink), tested them at others machines, they works. Normally, password, user name, whatever.
Then I passed through The Calvary- installed XP media centre, XP black edition, Vista extreme, Win7, -same problem. LAN is working but WiFi finds router signal, try to connect and falls without explanations(like connection is out of something, or password is incorrect). I tried with installing original Siemens and then Realink software, installing just drivers, didn't help. Don't know what to do next. Maybe somebody here know? Any help will be welcome.
So, I will try to solve this problem by adding one more router so PC2 can connect to Internet via LAN. Is it possible?
Thanks everybody for reading such a long post.

Answer:Router + router on one adsl line, possible?

Maybe you didn't realize this but both of those router's aren't actually router's, they are both modem/router's which means you can't use them together. The secondary router needs be a regular router not a modem/router.

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Hello everyone,
Is it possible to attach/run a 3.5mm jack extension cable from the “headphone out” socket of a portable DAB radio and connect it to the “headphone in” socket of an analogue Sony radio cassette recorder so that I can hear the DAB radio sounds through the speakers or not?
If this cannot be done, apart from buying a new portable DAB radio, please also advise as to how it can be done using the cable method above.
Thanks.
Regards

Answer:Line in cable from DAB radio to headphone socket?

Sorry but I don't understand the question - why would there be a "headphone in" socket? Headphones are output devices and not input devices. There could be a microphone in socket on your Sony radio cassette and you could use that but the difference in levels might give you distortion as headphone signal levels are much higher than microphone levels. And even then I am not sure you could directly hear the output without recording it to tape first.

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Hello,Could you please suggest me some ways to get a broadband connection without a cable/ BT line for less than 20£ a month. I have got a BT dialup, but I cannot use it for a broad band bcoz mine is an extension number. Also I am not allowed to bring in cables for broadband according to the local accomodation rule??? Dial UP is really frustrating. Please help me

Answer:Broad band without cable/ BT phone line

Hmm, not easy I am afraid, however, I believe it is possible to connect pc to broadband via a mobile phone - but certainly not as cheap as normal BT broadband.

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Thanks in advance for helping here, because I am at a loss as to how to fix this. . .

I have a Panasonic 35" TV. I have a coaxial cable connected to the back input. Occasionally, the screen picture will go black, with a single line of compressed video appearing across the middle of the screen. The sound is unaffected. If I jiggle the coaxial cable slightly, usually by pushing or pulling it slightly, the problem goes away. Until I let go of the cable.

And yes, the coaxial cable is firmly screwed into the input jack.

The input jack at the back of the TV set does seem to have a little play. The metal plate containing the input jack moves slightly when pushed or pulled, and this restores the picture.

Thanks, Chris.
 

Answer:TV cable connection - single horizontal line

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Hi,

I need help in configuring my cable modem/router (SMC8104wn-res) and wireless router (CISCO RV120W). What I need is to be able to be able to successfully connect the site-to-site VPN. This is how it was configured:

RV120W > Modem (DSL) > Internet > Cable modem/router > RV120W
Site 1 Site 2

I don't have issue with the site 1's end. but I need help in configuring site 2 since I need the Cable Modem/router to act as a modem only (do not know how to set this in bridge mode, disabling it as a router) and making my RV120W as the main router and as the DHCP. Can you give me a guide on how to set this up? Thanks!

Regards,
Mike
 

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I use AOL as my ISP and have a Belkin N1 wireless router running through a BT line. I had to buy the N1 router as my Netgear DG834 was not good enough for me to get a good strength signal. I have recently changed my ISP to Virgin Media and they have supplied me with a cable wireless router the Netgear DG834 which I know wont work in my house. Is there any way of linking the cable Netgear router to my Belkin ADSL router so I can get a better wireless signal without having to pay out for another router.regards Martin

Answer:Linking cable router to ADSL router

?Is there any way of linking the cable Netgear router to my Belkin ADSL router?No you need a Cable/DSL Wireless Router A ASDL wireless router can only connect to a broadband service the phone line using a RJ11 cable A cable mobon require a Wan port type wireless router to allow you access to the local and Internet Sample of a cable wireless router Belkin Wireless 54Mbps Cable/ DSL Internet Gateway Routerclick here

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I am switching to a cable broadband service from adsl and I currently have a combined adsl wireless modem/router (belkin) . Rather than buy a new wireless router to use with the supplied cable modem do you think I can still use my existing adsl modem/router as a standalone wireless router, discarding the adsl modem part? What do you all think?Anyone done this?

Answer:Can i use adsl modem router as cable router?

No you can't because it doesn't have an RJ45 ethernet WAN port to connect to the Cable Modem - it can only be connected to an ADSL-enabled phone line.

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Heres the situation. I am renting an apartment in someones home. They have provided me with an ethernet cable from their router(not wireless) but the line is located in a different part of the room that i want my computer to be located in. I CANNOT snake the wire under the carpet or along the wall and do not want a line running through my living room.

So basically there is a cable modem in one section of the house with a conventional router attached to it. That router supplies me with a ethernet cable. I would like to put a wireless router on the cable that I have so I can use my computer in a different location. Will this work?
 

Answer:1 cable modem with 1 router and 1 wireless router...possible

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I am trying to get ride of my satellite modem with a cable modem. The satellite modem is actually on cards inside my Dell. Anyway, I have an the satellite modem, a WinXP, and a 98SE networking fine through a Kingston KWS800/WG switch. I simple unplug the RJ45 from the satellite modem and plug in the cable modem -- then things get nasty. The XP can surf the net through the cable modem but now cannot see (or find) the 98SE system. If I unplug the cable modem and wait a few moments, then the XP and 98SE are able to communicate.
Any ideas how to remedy this awful mess?
 

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I have one Cable line coming off the pool into the house. I want to split it so that I can run a computer at the back of the house and one at the front of the house. Each computer has their own modem. Can I do it or will I be charged for both of the modems.

And NO I DONT want to go Wireless its too slow
 

Answer:Solved: 2 Cable Modems. 2 Computers. One line in. Will it work?

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Just moving in to this new place downtown. I have been given two options, either get a wireless network card so I can connect to my landlord's line OR apply for a new Telus internet connection/cable (connect to socket through wall). I have never been a fan of wireless connections, but I've done some research with few answers. So should I go for a wireless where I have to buy a new card or pay monthly for a new Telus internet line? It's for my desktop by the way.
I game a lot, multiplayer, and download stuff too.. torrents. Was thinking about wireless how it would drop sometimes. But it's not a big apartment and the main connection is only about a room away. It'd be good if I can get recommendations which to get, thanks!

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Linksys BEFCMU10 ver 4 cable modem
using an SVI SV-A15-2PRS (http://www.jw-ent.com/Images/SVDropAmp.pdf)
I want to put the amplifier on the first split because having a home-run to the cable modem isnt possiable.

Here are the results of my cable modems diagnostics on the amplified line, and then without the amplifier. Ive checked around and it seems my Downstream power has increased nicely, but thats about the only change (other than a 1.3 dBmV increase in SNR)

modem amped

Status Comment
Acquire Downstream Channel 579000000 Hz Locked
Connectivity State Operational Operational
Boot State OK Operational
Security Enabled BPI+

Lock Status Operational
Modulation 256QAM
Channel ID 1
Provisioned Rate 6500 kbps
Symbol Rate 5360.537 Ksym/sec
Downstream Power -7.2 dBmV
SNR 36.7 dB

Lock Status Operational
Modulation 16QAM
Channel ID 1
Provisioned Rate 540 kbps
Symbol Rate 2560 Ksym/sec
Upstream Power 46.8 dBmV

modem baseline

Status Comment
Acquire Downstream Channel 579000000 Hz Locked
Connectivity State Operational Operational
Boot State OK Operational
Security Enabled BPI+

Lock Status Operational
Modulation 256QAM
Channel ID 1
Provisioned Rate 6500 kbps
Symbol Rate 5360.537 Ksym/sec
Downstream Power -13.0 dBmV
SNR 35.4 dB

Lock Status Operational
Modulation 16QAM
Channel ID 1
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Answer:linksys cable modem signal ok on an amplified line?

I have a different cable modem. Whatever the cable company gave me. I have a amplifier runing to an 8 way signal splitter with a line to the modem. It's been working just dandy since December when I hooked it up.
 

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Hi

If any one could suggest that whether I can connect to two cable line of different bandwidth through single computer and share it to other computer in my network.

Currently I'm using single line and share it through ISA server 2004 in windows 2003 server standard.

If yes please help me.

with regards
 

Answer:Managing and sharing two cable line through single computer

I think you need to be more specific as to what you intend to accomplish.
 

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The run is out to an apartment off the main house. I ran close to 200 feet of cable to the house. The cable modem kept dropping the connection. I put a booster at the start of the run, and now the connection is stable but only runs at 400kbps. I get over 5mbps in the house. Would a 200 foot run cause that much line loss and reduction of speed?
 

Answer:Would line length cause a Cable Modem to be slow and unstable?

Have you ran a cable tester to test the continuity of the ethernet run you made from the house to the apartment area? My best guess would be a short in the cable somewhere along the line or possibly a small enough cut to let it work but let it gather enough interference to drop some signal.
 

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Hello

I have a audio jack cable i.e.

and I want to listen to music on phone through computer speakers. It works, but.....

In the sound control panel settings>recording tab>line in properties>Listen tab, there is a tick box 'Listen to this device'.

When I tick it, I get a "good" sound, however their is a slight noticeable echo.

When I leave it un-ticked, I still get sound but it is not as good, however it has no echo.

I am assuming, when it is unticked, the sound is playing through the inner speaker that is connected to the motherboard (that plays beeps on error at pc boot). When I leave it ticked, the sound is playing through that inner speaker but also through the computer external speakers, however one is playing the sound "faster" than the other and that it why there is an echo (one is playing at a small time interval behind the other). Would I be right in saying this?

My question is, if this is true, is there a way to disable that motherboard speaker without opening up the pc and disconnecting it? I want to do this so that I can get what seems to be better sound from the external speakers only.

From checking up, you could do something in windows 7, go to device manager, view hidden devices and a device group 'Non plug and play devices' would appear

see How can I disable / enable the internal speaker?

However, apparently this hidden option has been disabled in windows 8, see third bullet point in following link

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My house has all new cat 5 ethernet cable for the phone lines. We have cable internet with a Motorola sb 5100 modem and a wired router. What I want to know is can we use the phone line to connect to all the other computers in the house? Will we need to buy other hardware to do make this happen?

Thanks Bug
 

Answer:Solved: cat 5 ethernet cable internet/phone line

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Hi all,

I recently purchased a new routeur, D-Link's DIR-825. I am quite happy with it's performance so far, the main reason I bought this model was that it has a USB port so that I could use a HDD as a network.

I installed the "Shareport" utility provided by D-Link and yesterday I finally got around to plug my HDD into the routeur. Things went smoothly and I was able to "connect" to the drive from my home computer.

I then turn on my laptop, which is my work computer, and tried to connect to the drive. Shareport told me that it was already connected and needed to be disconnected.

I mean the whole idea behind me buying a routeur with a USB port was to have a hard drive that would serve as a network backup that could be accessed by both computers at any given time...

Besides, if only one computer can be connected to it at a time that's not what I call sharing, the "Shareport" utility should have a different name then.

Now is that inherent to this type of setup or is it simply a show of the software limited capabilities?

Thanks,

Phil

Answer:Can't share a HDD through a router

If you share a folder on your home computer does your work computer see it? If not then your work computer and your home computer probably believe they are on two different networks.

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I have XP trying to share dial-up to my kids computer it has 98. I have bought & installed the fast ethernet card on both computers. I ran ICS on both computers. My computer with XP will connect, But the 98 can't. When I go into network connections I see my dial-up connection and Local area connection2 but says "Network cable unplugged". Should I see my computer and my kids computer in there? I don't know I feel like I'm running in circles..... Please someone HELP
 

Answer:Share dial-up without a router/hub?

Is your network cable a crossover cable?
 

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I have a windows 2003 server (DNS, DHCP, Active Dir, Print Server, File Server) and was using ICS until today, yeah big mistake i know, but i learnt the hard way!

All computers on the network are connected via 2 8 port switches.

I have a spare router D-link DSL 500 which has a built in modem.

My question is, how would I configure the router to simply share the internet connection across the whole network? I have a spare network card in the server not being used, would it be as simple as plugging one of the 4 ethernet ports on the router into the servers network card?

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Router to share internet only

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Hello all,

Okay hear is the problem that I am faced with... I have a Virgin Mobile MC760 3G broadband device, I want to share that 3G internet connection with my D-Link DIR-615 router so that I can connect to the 3G over WiFi on my other devices.

The host computer that the 3G device would be plugged into is running Windows XP version 2002 Service Pack 2.

I realize that they do sell 3G routers but I would like to use the D-Link DIR-615 that I already have to avoid buying another router. I also realize that it may be easier to share the connection by creating a wireless network on the host computer and then enable internet sharing, I don't want to do this I need to share the connection through the router.

I don't know if it is possible to do this but any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Is it possible to share a 3G connection through a router?

You will need a second network card on the PC so that you can connect it to the router and use Internet Connection Sharing.
 

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i have a router : siemens sl2-141 and i connected it via ethernet in my pc and i have full access to the internet. Now i want to share the internet connection to the other pc i've got at home... will i need extra hardware ? how can i do that ? shall i connect the other pc with the router via another ethernet cable or to connect the two pcs via ethernet ? the other pc has also an ethernet port.... Thanks in advance ;D
 

Answer:share internet into 2 pcs with a router

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I have a Linksys wrt54G v5 router. I use it to share internet with a desktop pc and a wifi laptop. I use the laptop for p2p so it might get a virus. I use my desktop pc only for secure things. So, how do I have to do so I only share internet. In case a hacker gets into my laptop he will not be able to infect my desktop pc.

I uninstalled "file and printer sharing" and "client for microsoft networks in both pc. Also, the name of the workgroup is different for each pc. Also, C: is not allowed to be shared in any. Is that enough? Can I download anything in my laptop without worrying my desktop pc will be infected?

If not, is there something I can do so that they will be in different networks?

Thank you all!
 

Answer:Router to share internet only

Hartman87 said:

I have a Linksys wrt54G v5 router. I use it to share internet with a desktop pc and a wifi laptop. I use the laptop for p2p so it might get a virus. I use my desktop pc only for secure things. So, how do I have to do so I only share internet. In case a hacker gets into my laptop he will not be able to infect my desktop pc.

I uninstalled "file and printer sharing" and "client for microsoft networks in both pc. Also, the name of the workgroup is different for each pc. Also, C: is not allowed to be shared in any. Is that enough? Can I download anything in my laptop without worrying my desktop pc will be infected?

If not, is there something I can do so that they will be in different networks?

Thank you all!Click to expand...

unless your router can support sub networks, you won't be able to do that. Besides the router blocks most of the attacks. Plus hackers tend to go for businesses not end users.

The only thing you will need is a software firewall like ZoneAlarm. As for viruses, get AVG Antivirus.
 

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This is the equipment I have in my possession right now:

Laptop, with a network card
Desktop, with a network card
8 port hub
Toshiba cable modem (with usb and ethernet connection, ISP: Earthlink)
lots of ethernet cables
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Right now my network is setup as follows:

Laptop connected to Earthlink's cable modem via ethernet.
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What I want:

Have the internet on both computers, without needing the other computer to be on.
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What I think i need:

a router (so that internal ip addressing will let me share my internet independent of the other computer)
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What i dont know how to do:

where to get a router
what type of router to get
how to operate a router
what kind of settings need to be tweaked
how to wire the network
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What would be nice:

later on if i want to hookup another computer, i wouldnt have to do any tweaking.
later on if i want to hookup an Xbox or a PS2 for online gaming, i wouldnt have to mess with the insides of something sacred as an Xbox/PS2
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Hows that? how much would i have to spend on a router, if thats what i actually need. What if i get a wireless router? what do i need to put in the laptop and desktop so that they can communicate with the wireless router (i believe its something called an access point thing? not sure...) and how would that work with something like an Xbox or PS2

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Trying to share internet using a router

Buy a Linksys BEFSR41 router at Best Buy. It's about $50 at most. It supports 4 computers. setup is simple, the 'manual' is a big foldout sheat with pictures. You access it's settings through your browser. I don't like wireless routers, they are always having connection problems. Wired connections are never a problem. But if you want wireless then get the Linksys WRT54G 4 port router with wireless. It's about $70.
 

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