> sharing a cable modem between two computers. Some have said they will offer
> additional IPs for low rates, ($6-$7), some have said higher. My experience
> has been that they WON'T offer an additional IP address at all. Am I
> talking to the wrong person or do they have different policies in different
> Now a question, can the cable modem be directly connected to the "uplink"
> port on my hub? I have peer to peer networking up and running without a
> cable modem, and I would like to be able to simply plug the cable in. I
> haven't seen anyone ask about this specifically. Any information would be
> greatly appreciated.
Tim, I have the service in Livermore and I have multiple IPs (2) right
NOW. I have it set just like you have described it. I have the cable modem
attached to the uplink port on the hub and both PCs connected to the other
ports. Each PC has its own IP and hostname, no proxy, no NAT, a direct link to
the internet. My brother which has the secondary address can play airwarrior
while I play Quake2, no noticable slowdowns at all on either PC. Right now its
in its beta stages here so its free. Once the beta testing is over it will an
additional $4.95 per month, well worth it since you don't have to invest in
another ethernet card and maintain a proxy that doesn't work with half the games
or programs you have (been there).
Before they give you your additional IP they warn you that they will not
support the addition hardware needed or offer any expertise in setting up the
groups for its customers.