how to run two internet lines from one modem

June 2, 2011 at 12:55:27
Specs: Windows XP, 1g
I have an ARRIS modem supplied by Comcast cable. I have an hp pavilion x1958 and want to run internet service to a secondary computer from the same modem. And I don't have money to buy a router. How can I do this the cheapest way?

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#1
June 2, 2011 at 13:06:57
Unless the modem has outputs for 2 PC's (not likely), you'll either have to buy a network hub (i.e. router) or switch cables back and forth between the two machines. Besides, they aren't that expensive:

http://www.amazon.com/MT-ES105-5-Po...

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#2
June 2, 2011 at 13:42:42
Actually, you'll want to buy a SOHO Router (SOHO = small office/home office).

A switch could be used but would require you to have one external IP address per computer being connected. A SOHO Router allows multiple computers to connect through a single IP using NAT. Also, the router would provide you with some intrusion protection because they have a firewall built in.

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#3
June 2, 2011 at 16:19:12
"And I don't have money to buy a router. How can I do this the cheapest way?"

web search internet connection sharing.
you will need two network interfaces in the host computer but the ICS how to will walk you thru all of that.

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