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    Network Help?

    i didnt know what forum to post this in so i will post it here. well i am connected to the internet via a cable modem and am trying to use a switch to connect 2 computers to the internet but my problem is that one of the computers isnt connecting and i cant figure out why. does anyone have any suggestions as to what my problem might be? if you need anymore info let me know
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    You aren't having any luck because your cable company only gives you 1 IP address. After the first computer grabs that IP, you are SOL because there's no where to get the second address. You need to call them and request a second address. Around here they usually charge about 10 bucks per additional IP. Your other option is to buy a router, let it grab the IP address and then use NAT and assign private address to your two machines. I suppose you could always use ICS or a linux box as a gateway and put the other machines behind that on the switch and it would work the same way as the router.

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    thanks for the help...i picked up a router and everything is working fine now.
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    In my experience, cable ISP's are usually stingy with IP's. DSL will usually let you have up to 5. I doubt this is universal, but it seems to be the norm. I don't know if satellite will give more than one. It all depends on the ISP.


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