How to connect two computer with each other and the internet

How to connect two computer with each other and the internet

Post by Sampo » Sat, 27 May 2000 04:00:00



Well the subject says it all. I want to connect two computers with each
other and both to my cable modem. I know I need a hub but can I use 100Mbps
to connect to my other PC yet using the 10Mbps ethernet that my cable modem
is using at the same time or can I only use 10Mbps or 100Mbps at the same
time? The way I think ethernet works is like this (am I right)

cable modem-----------[hub]--------[computer1]
                                        |-----------[computer2]
If i can't use 100Mbps I don't need a 10/100Mbps hub. So I would suffice
with a 10Mbps hub. Anyone can help me figuring this out?

 
 
 

How to connect two computer with each other and the internet

Post by Craig Wiesne » Sun, 28 May 2000 04:00:00



> Well the subject says it all. I want to connect two computers with each
> other and both to my cable modem. I know I need a hub but can I use 100Mbps
> to connect to my other PC yet using the 10Mbps ethernet that my cable modem
> is using at the same time or can I only use 10Mbps or 100Mbps at the same
> time? The way I think ethernet works is like this (am I right)

> cable modem-----------[hub]--------[computer1]
>                                         |-----------[computer2]
> If i can't use 100Mbps I don't need a 10/100Mbps hub. So I would suffice
> with a 10Mbps hub. Anyone can help me figuring this out?

Hi,

Does your cable service allow more than one computer?
Do you get multiple IP addresses or just one? I'm not as
up on cable as I am on DSL so you'll have to educate me
on that one. Now, I'll try to help with your question.

Answer 1 - based on the assumption that you only get
one IP address

Your cheapest solution is to have two NICs in one
of the PCs. The first NIC, at 10BASE-T, connects
to the Cable modem. The second NIC can be 100BASE-T
and it can directly connect to the other PC using a
cross-over cable. On the PC with two NICs, you
need to run Internet sharing software (Winroute,
WinPOET, Sygate, etc...). If you have more than
one additional PC which you want to have sharing the
Internet connection, you can connect that primary PC
with two NICs to a hub. If all the PCs on that hub are
100BASE-T, you just need a 100BASE-T hub.

Answer 2 - based on the assumption that you get more
than one IP address on your cable connection

The simplest thing to do is to get a 10/100 "dual-speed"
hub or "switch." This terminology is very specific to a
device that allows you to connect 10 and 100 Mbit
stations on the same box and it will handle getting
data from devices speaking one speed to the other.

I just bought a Linksys 10/100 8-port switch for $139.

For some good information about sharing Internet
connections (geared towards DSL but applicable to
Cable), please visit http://www.wkmn.com/newsite/dsl.html

Craig
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How to connect two computer with each other and the internet

Post by j.. » Sun, 28 May 2000 04:00:00


-> I just bought a Linksys 10/100 8-port switch for $139.

buycomp.com has Allied Telesyn 5 port 10/100 switch (FS-705) for $61 and
8 port 10/100 for $87 - both of these are as cheap or cheaper than many of
the low end 10/100 hubs.  I have the eight port and it has worked like
a champ with my Netgear RT311 router, Linksys 10/100 PCI, Linksys 10/100
PCcard (laptop), 3Com 10/100 PCcard (laptop) and several Intel Pro100+
cards.  MicroCenter has a DLink DSS5+ five port 10/100 that is $50 if you
are willing to wait for the $40 mail-in rebate.  If you need more ports,
it is easy enough to hang 10BaseT and/or 100BaseT hubs (as needed) off
a port on the switch.  The single speed hubs are much cheaper than dual
speed - four port 10BaseT hubs are available for about $21.

Some Allied Telesyn hubs and switches, four to eight ports, none more
than $87.

        http://www.us.buy.com/comp/product.asp?sku=10102885
        http://www.us.buy.com/comp/product.asp?sku=10044376
        http://www.us.buy.com/comp/product.asp?sku=10225766
        http://www.us.buy.com/comp/product.asp?sku=10058016
        http://www.us.buy.com/comp/product.asp?Sku=10058591
        http://www.us.buy.com/comp/product.asp?sku=10071861

Note: I have no affiliation with Allied Telesyn other than the fact that
I own an FS-708E and like it.  Other vendors (Hawking, Dlink, Linksys,
Netgear) offer similar hardware at similar or slightly higher prices.

--
John Cronin

 
 
 

How to connect two computer with each other and the internet

Post by Rene Tschaggela » Mon, 29 May 2000 04:00:00


Get a dualspeed switch.

Rene
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