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Broadband On A Network

Discussion in 'Networks' started by madrob, Aug 20, 2003.

  1. madrob

    madrob Nibble Poster

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    Can anyone tell me their ideas on setting up a network with broadband modem attached to one machine. BT want £200 to allow all the other computers to use the modem! There is surely a cheaper way to do this! Any thoughts would be much appreciated!!
     
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  2. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    Yeah, sure you can do it cheaper than £200. You could set up ICS "Internet Connection Sharing".

    A little moe info would be needed to help you implement it like, what OS does the modem connect to and what type of modem are you using "USB or Ethernet"?
     
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  3. Nelix
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    £200......Tell them to go jump :evil:
     
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  4. madrob

    madrob Nibble Poster

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    The OS is XP Pro and it will be a USB modem. Any instructions?! As we have no idea where to start! :oops:
     
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  5. Nelix
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    Ok, in My Network Places right click on the modem and select properties, then click on the advanced tab (i think) and check the enable internet connection sharing tab, You should then get a message that says the IP address will be changed to 192.168.0.1, click ok,

    Then go to the other machines on the network and set them to obtain IP automatically and that SHOULD be it, however, It isn't always that easy but give it a go and let us know how you get on :D
     
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  6. Nelix
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    Actually....No :oops:

    XP has a built in wizard that will set the whole thing up for you, run the wizard on the machine with the modem first, then go to the other machines and run the wizard on them
     
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  7. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    Madrob, take a look here. http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp_ics/index.htm This gives a bit of a breakdown as to how to do it. Howerver consider these points when deciding whether to enable ICS.

    If your not sure about any of the above just ask.

    HTH
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  8. AndyL

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    Surely you could just install a router for about £60. Most will clone a MAC address.
     
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  9. Sandy

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    Hi

    Being an old networking sort of guy why make it so complicated? I like to keep it simple. :wink:

    Set up 1 machine to be the ICS or NAT to the router then buy a hub and run your network off that. You might need 2 network cards on the main machine.
     
  10. AJ

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    I agree with Sandy, it's the way my broadband is shared over my home network.

    Andrew
     
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  11. Cartman

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    Hi all - 1st post so better make it a good one! I share a broadband connection over a network and certainly ICS or NAT is a way to do it, however if you dont want 1 PC on all the time (which you would have to have) then a router is really the way to go.

    A router has a DHCP function built in together with NAT and will act as a mini firewall to the internet.

    Router will cost around £40-£50 for the cabling version - wireless costs a little more.

    Dave.
     
  12. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    I'd have to agree with you on that cartman. Got myself a router with built in firewall, DHCP & NAT.

    Welcome to certforums, why not add a post in the new members thread and tell us a little about yourself.

    SimonV
     
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  13. flex22

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    Excellent first post, I must say.

    Hope you stick around and keep adding your good advice. :D
     
  14. Cartman

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    Hope you get it sorted madrob and as for BT - acronym for Bl**dy Thieves I'd say!!

    Thanks for the kind comments too guys!
     
  15. Jakamoko
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    True, but I find Big Thief is quicker to type :iagree :gun
     
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