Network Troubles - Plz Help
Posted 20 July 2001 - 02:06 AM
I have 2 machines both running win2k and each has an NIC installed. In addition I have a hub, as I want to share my internet connection with both computers.
Heres my first question, do I need 2 NIC cards in the host computer to be able to share the net and have the network?
Ok, so...I didnt think I needed 2 cards. What I did was connect my cable modem to the hub, and connect both computers to separate hb ports. After doing this, I was unable to get the net and the network both working at the same time.
If I specified a private network ip on both computers, I was able to share files however not surf the net. If I used the obtain IP automatically, I was able to surf the net on the host computer only.
I have tried so many different things and 3rd party programs to share the net connection and setup the network but I have been unsuccessful.
If theres is someone out there that can offer a hand, I would be greatly appreciative.
Posted 06 August 2001 - 06:56 PM
As a cable modem is really like a extension of your Home network. (Internet being the next machine)
Does 2k have internet connection sharing installed ?
Check Windows setup and enable it
You would have to play around with the configuration .
The correct solution i will post later, need to check a few refrences...
Posted 06 August 2001 - 07:21 PM
These instructions aren't precise (I'm on my linux box now so I'm going by memory), but that should point you in the general direction.
Posted 07 August 2001 - 12:40 PM
brew me a cup. we're here for the long haul
Posted 07 August 2001 - 12:48 PM
Posted 01 September 2001 - 11:05 AM
One host NIC was to the Cable modem, one host NIC was to the HUB. The client used the host as the connection to the internet. The host was always turned on first. That is the best that I can remember. Hope it is at least in the ballpark.
Posted 01 September 2001 - 11:21 AM
Posted 01 September 2001 - 11:36 AM
Posted 08 February 2002 - 02:03 PM
Place 2 nics in one machine and connect the cable modem to one while the other connects to a hub. Once everything is working fine with the internet connection on the one machine edit the TCP/IP properties on the NIC connected to the modem. Set an IP address for the card. Typically 192.168.0.0, or something like that. The hub connected card can be listed as obtain automatically. Then on the sharing machines leave the IP to automatic, but set a gateway of 192.168.0.0. If you are still having trouble with the file sharing add Netbeui protocol to the machines.
Hope this helps, i'm no expert, just a tinker'er
Posted 14 February 2002 - 12:13 PM
You COULD setup internet connection sharing, and have 2 nics in the host computer and one in the extra... but it's a headache. The router is by FAR the eaisest way to go. Especially if you plan to VPN out.
Posted 15 March 2002 - 06:04 PM