|im1dermike, what you need to do is set up the host computer as shown on that microsoft page (the link you posted), those default settings should do you good. As far as the cable box, most are usually set DHCP (auto obtain IP address), so it should connect automatically. If not, you would have to change that setting on the Cable Box. |
That could be a roadblock, you would have to find the service manual or info for that device, and chances are your cable company has thier own firmware in it anyway, and they are the only people with the info (most likely) to make chagnes to the device.
As far as setting client settings, as shown on the page, in windows, thats only if the client is another windows pc. For other devices, like routers, printers, or in this case, cable boxes (lmao), you need to set the settings inside that devices' configuration.
So hopefully, that box is set for DHCP, and you will get online immediately. If you dont, try hooking another PC up to the host machine just to make sure the the connection sharing is set up right. If you still cant get on, chances are it is static and you may have to get in touch with somebody from the cable company.
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