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    Post problems in Setting up of LAN to share cable modem

    i have 2 computers and a cable modem..
    can i just install only 1 nic on each one.
    then i connect the cable modem to a hub using cross cable and the 2 pcs with straight cable to the hub??

    and what software do i need?

    my ip address is dynamic

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    Yes, kinda.

    You have several options from basic to exotic, but the closest to your question is:

    --put 2 nics in one computer (the "sharing" computer), 1 nic in the other. connect one nic from the sharing computer to the cable modem, and connect the 2 puters together using a crossover hub.

    there is GREAT info regarding all of you options at, including this picture:

    As for software, same thing: many options! Win98 SE (Second Edition) has the software you need built in (ICS). There are other options as well...again, see . A good friend of mine runs the exact setup above and uses win98 and it works great.

    Good luck!

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    Do it just like you have said, you only need 1 nic in each comp connected to your hub, then use a crossover cable from your modem to your hub but don't use your uplink port.
    Then set your tcp\ip setings in your network
    properties to obtain an ip address automaticly. I have 4 comp on a lan and we can all connect at the same time without any
    proxy or nat software, and with only 1 dynamic ip address. We can all play UT at the same time, I have adsl so I'm not sure if cable will work.


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