November 12th, 2002, 03:51 AM
This Is Killing Me!!!
Hey all, I have been trying to network my computer to my brothers for 4 days now. I installed the network card, etc, and the thing refuses to let me share internets with my brother. I can share anything from his computer but the internet. He ison cable modem, when i enable the connection from him to me, it says that i am connected at 100mbps. We used an 10/100 ethernet syslinkrouter. I don't know why i can not share the internet with him. If anybody out there think they can give me some info that will help me share internets with him, please let me know. I will really appreciate the help, because this is killing me over here.
November 12th, 2002, 04:00 AM
Make sure you have tcp/ip and ipx/spx installed on both computers. This is assuming they are windows boxes.
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November 12th, 2002, 04:13 AM
are you using Windows or Linux ? ? ? and what are you using to connet the computers a router, hub, direct cable conection, etc.
Plz Give more details so we can help you
November 12th, 2002, 04:58 AM
If you used the router...
used an 10/100 ethernet syslinkrouter.
Setup the router to pull down the ip address if you are dynamically assigned. If not, put in your static address.
Setup the DNS addresses that your ISP provided (sometimes also dynamic).
Then configure both PCs with ip addresses and use the router address as your gateway.
You shouldn't have any problems after that.
Linksys routers are fairly simple to setup.
You may want to take a look at the manual though. It should show you step by step.
There are many tutorials on home networking here at AO too... search the tutorials forum for more detailed info. It has been posted on the site several times.
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November 12th, 2002, 07:20 AM
If you are using Win98 SE you need to do a share an Inernet Connection wizard that is under Add / Remove Programs and the Windows Setup tab, Internet Tools and then first check box Internet Connection Sharing, you will be asked for one disk one computer has to be the host another the cliect (the disk you will make). Also do a search of AO I believe this has been covered before.
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November 12th, 2002, 09:12 AM
Re: This Is Killing Me!!!
November 12th, 2002, 02:21 PM
Are you useing a router or a switch? If a router, then why not plug the cable modem into the router and turn on the DHCP server feature in the router. You will be all set. If you are using a switch, then you have to run the cable modem through your brothers computer. In that case, go into control pannel, networking, tcp/ip properties. Make sure your computer has his computers IP address as the default gateway. It probably doesn't know that it is supposed to connect through his machine to reach the internet.
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November 12th, 2002, 02:37 PM
If you have the linksys router - as suggested before - Connect that to the Cable Modem and turn on the DHCP server on the router. Once you configure both computers with DHCP - then you should be set.
Note - most cable companies authenticate with the MAC address of the registered computer. If that was originally your brothers computer - then connect to the router's web admin page and clone or enter the mac address of that computer. Then essentially the Router becomes that registered MAC address and connection to the internet.
You can then share the internet and network your computers for file/print sharing.
Hope this helps