how do i have 2 network adapters on 2 computers with a router and a cable modem
actually, you can only use one NIC/computer effectively; attempting this
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looks like you should get twice the thruput, but this is far more difficult than
most users can configure. It takes special software to split a connection between A-B so
that traffic flows on both NICs.
Dual NICs can be used like
where sysA needs them to allow sysB access (this is the ICS solution)
You can also get
to work by purchasing a second IPS license and a different getting a different GATEWAY address.
The this will cause routing to be selected base upon the HOP count difference
of the two gateways. However, all traffic for connections A-B will flow thru one OR the other, not both.
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I'm a bit confused with your question.
Care to give more details?
Why do you need 2 network adapters in each computer?
Have a look at this thread and see if it helps answer some questions.
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because when i want to hook it up to another computer to the router itsays that it cant detect a network adapter
You need to leave one enabled and one disabled.
And you need to give more details and a more full explanation of what you're trying to do.
i want to have 2 computers to have an interent i have a webstar cable modem and a linksys router this computer that im on right now has the interent and i have another computer right next to it and when i install the router to that computer it says it cant find a active network adapter. so i cant enable it becasue there is none on there becasue its on this computer
With a wired ethernet or a wireless connection, you do not install a router on every computer!
The install software is necessary ONLY if you use the USB
connection, and then you can only do that for one computer.
On the computer that is not connecting to the router, you need to ensure:
the device is operational and there are no yellow/red flags
go to your Device Mgr and verify Network Adapters.
When connected, the adapter should have a green light next to the cable slot
you used. If not, then the cable is bad or the adapter is not 'active'.
do you have any diagrams of what i am talking about or know any sites