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Need 2 internet connections!

May 16, 2011 at 13:08:52
Specs: Windows xp sp2, CPU=466MHz ram=384MB

I need 2 internet connections,1 for me and 1 for my dad.
They need to be completely separate,so I can't use a router.I need it to go like this:
Network A
^
Wall>Modem box>hub/switch>Network B

I was thinking of a hub or switch,or something similar.


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#1
May 16, 2011 at 13:54:24

Your diagram doesn't make much sense.

If you need two separate internet connections, I would recommend you get SOHO Routers (SOHO = small office/home office) and put one on each internet connection.

If you're talking about two of you sharing one internet connection, buy only one SOHO Router.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
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#2
May 16, 2011 at 13:58:55

Laptopdude, you can use a 4 port router (I don't see many 2 port), or a 4 port switch, provided the network you attach to assigns more than one IP address.
If you only get one IP (most ISP's) you need a router to assign the additional address.
Read up on switches, hubs, and routers to understand the difference.
Otherwise you need 2 ISP's, or two seperate account / connections / modems.



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#3
May 16, 2011 at 14:09:00

laptopdude lets ask a basic question.

Do you have two internet connections coming into your home?

If not you need a router which you can pickup at any Staples or Office Depo

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#4
May 17, 2011 at 03:06:16

I need 2 separate internet connections without any more of a price than 1.
They need to be completly seperate(If a virus gets on 1 it won't affect the other).

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#5
May 17, 2011 at 08:04:56

You need a router that supports vlans. Linksys makes one. You need the router to do nat so you can take the one ISP provided ip and give you multiple private ips. You need the vlans for the separation you desire.

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#6
May 17, 2011 at 08:10:05

You could use two SOHO Routers to accomplish this.

You would daisychain the second to the first and set it up to have a completely diffferent (separate) subnet from the one connected to the internet.

Click on my name above and read my "how-to" guide titled, "◦Add a second Router to your LAN"

You'll want the scenario where you have two separate subnets and you connect the routers using the "Lan port to WAN port" connection.

Just FYI, there is no way to do what you want without spending some money. My solution is the least expensive.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
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#7
May 17, 2011 at 09:57:57

No comparision between two routers and two vlans. Two vlans is secure whereas two routers is not. PC on router 2 can get to pc on router 1

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#8
May 17, 2011 at 12:45:50

wander:
You need a router that supports vlans. Linksys makes one. You need the router to do nat so you can take the one ISP provided ip and give you multiple private ips. You need the vlans for the separation you desire.


I'm not sure that would work.I want each router to have a connection directly to the world so I can port forward the same port on each router and have no conflict


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#9
May 17, 2011 at 13:26:57

You can not do that with one connection. That would require two internet connections. Even routers serially won't accomplish that.

BUT this brings up the question of what you are planning on port forwarding.
Both you and your dad are going to be hosting games at the same time?

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#10
May 17, 2011 at 13:53:07

no,but we both need port 80.

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#11
May 17, 2011 at 15:12:23

inbound? for what in particular?

or are you just talking both of you cruising the web on port 80 http?

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#12
May 17, 2011 at 16:02:47

Oh,my dad has this company thing and he can't change the port because(sigh)he
forgot his password to his main server.I need port 80 for my website.

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#13
May 17, 2011 at 16:10:05

The plot thickens.

You need a second internet connection.

Company is most likely paying for the existing link as well as the equipment. What you desire to do can compromise their security.

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#14
May 24, 2011 at 11:38:57

My dad owns the company.

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#15
May 24, 2011 at 12:03:37

Then have his IT guy come and reset the password to the router and get him/her to do the port 80 forwarding for you.

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#16
May 24, 2011 at 15:28:10

We know how to do all of this,He has some data and I don't care very much if I get a virus.

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#17
May 25, 2011 at 11:18:16

you need to educate yourself about virus's, port trojans, hacking and the point of why these things exist. your not caring if you get a virus is one based on ignorance of the issues.

until you approach this seriously I can see why your dad does not want to risk his business or his data at home or at work.

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