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millerp
11-21-2002, 07:15 AM
I need a bit of assistance in setting up the internet sharing on my setup. I am running 2 computers peer to peer using windows xp pro with manually assigned IP's. The networking works fine. My modem/router is a billion series and I have it connected to my main computer via a separate network card. I am a little hesitant to start diving in at the deep end, and was wondering if I could be pointed in the right direction. Thanks in advance:confused:

Mr.Tweak
11-27-2002, 09:53 PM
Which operating system do you use?

millerp
11-28-2002, 04:28 AM
I am using Windows XP Pro on both computers..:)

Beefy
11-28-2002, 05:26 AM
What I would personally suggest is instead of running from your router to your computer, then through that computer to another, simply get a hub / switch, and plug all devices into that (router and all computers). That way, you don't need your first computer to be on to access the internet from the second, and it's a much easier set up.

millerp
11-28-2002, 07:40 AM
Ok thanks for that, I will give it a go. Will check on pricing for hub etc..;)

Wiggo
11-28-2002, 08:15 AM
Get a switch if ya can as these perform much better than dumb hubs. ;)
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Beefy
11-28-2002, 09:08 AM
When talking about very small networks, sharing a connection that isn't going to be much over a couple mbit, it's not all that important for a switch.. But if you've got the money, you might was well pay that bit extra.