Internet Networking

By XtR-X
Jun 19, 2003
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  1. Is there any way I can get 2 comps connected to the internet from my non DHCP-supported cable connection on just a switch?

    And I don't want any computer to be a server, say:

    comp 1 is on, comp 2 is off, comp 1 has internet
    comp 1 is off, comp 2 is on, comp 2 has internet
    comp 1 is on, comp 2 is on, comp 1 and 2 have internet

    All feedback and thoughts are greatly supported.

    Also, one comp will be using ASPLinux, the other will be on Windows. However, if the solution is windows only, I'd like to hear it, thanks.
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    I don't think this is possible with simply a switch. You will need a router.
  3. alphnumeric

    alphnumeric Newcomer, in training Posts: 209

    You will have to use a router or lease two IP address from your ISP. A router can do NAT, network address translation, a switch can't. Most routers have a switch built in.
  4. XtR-X

    XtR-X Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 1,040

    That's what I thought. I was looking for an alternative method bot nevermind that, thanks anyways guys.
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,409   +280

    Alternative method would be something like a linux box acting as a router....
  6. coredump

    coredump Newcomer, in training

    a switch is a bit, a router is a byte. trying to make your net work on cable with a bit will byte.
  7. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 Newcomer, in training Posts: 645

    Thanks coredump for that interesting analogy...

    Linux box won't work because then he'll have the server which he didn't want. Your modem not being DHCP doesn't matter, thats what the router does. A switch won't work for your needs either, so a router is your only choice and you don't even have to let your cable company know you have it...
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