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Sharing BroadBand connection

By almond_eyes
Jul 24, 2006
  1. Hello everyone..
    i have an ADSL router/modem which has 4 ethernet ports but can connect only 1 pc to the internet at a time due to a restriction by the ISP which registers the MAC address of the PC and allows only that PC to be connected to the internet..
    what are the possible ways for getting 1 or 2 more computers connected to the internet as well?
    and how can i assign a static IP addresses to my home network and still can get connected to the internet?

    I apprerciate your help!.
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    You should be able to add a router. That will clonse the MAC address of your modem and then all PC's can connect to the internet through the router.
  3. hnsexeter

    hnsexeter TS Rookie Posts: 43

    Ditto - in your router settings somewhere should be a section to 'Clone the MAC Address' the address should be taken from the original PC that was connected to broadband.

    As for a static IP address you can't unless you pay specifically or are a business customer. You will be assigned an IP address from your ISP, that will change periodically. You can make each PC have a static address from the router if you wanted but you would need to have specific needs (remote assistance, gaming etc) to use this

  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    did the isp give you this modem router ?
    if they did then you should be able to use more than one machine
    the modem uses the router part mac address not the ones assigned to nic's
    if they do not then I think there is issue with the combo device
    can you log to it and check the mac address and other settings
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