Two Network Cards - Internet Sharing

August 28, 2010 at 18:48:01
Specs: Windows XP, pentium 4, Ram-1GB
I have a broadband internet connection plugged into the USB port of one of the computers in a LAN network . I intend to share the Internet connection. A static IP address of was assigned the NIC of the computer with the internet connection by the ISP, which makes it impossible for me to share the internet connection. If I change the IP address to then I cannot access the Internet (I perceive the ISP did this to prevent sharing of the Internet connection). I was advised to install a second NIC which I will use for my sharing while the other remains for the Internet connection maintaining the same IP address. I did and the system is seeing both. And both are connected to the switch (one switch) of my LAN. Now, how do I configure both switch so that I can share the Internet connection and so that there is no conflict between both NIC. A reply to my mail box would be highly,

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August 29, 2010 at 05:31:04
My advice would be to spend around $50 (USD) and buy a SOHO Router.

This would solve all your issues and get rid of that crappy USB network interface.

With your present setup, all you should have to do is enable ICS (internet connection sharing) on the USB NIC with the external connection.

I'd still get a SOHO Router............

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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