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#1 starcraftmaster

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 08:42 AM

hey guys
am been trying to make a network so my laptop and my desktop computer can both have internet
now after a week of doing stuff and making it work
i found out the cable modem seems to have some sort of flaw
people have been trying to do what am trying to do
but the modem wont work with two computers for some reason
it will pick one computer and give it internet and the other wont have any internet
i tried a switch and a router and even puting the usb cable to one computer and the ethernet cable to the other(says this can be done on the website, but it wont work)

this cable modem is:sb5101
i am with Optus Australia
i heard theirs firmware updates for it, but if you update it , the optus server will detect it and put back the original firmware or it will make the modem into a brick.

is their a update or something i can do to fix this?
and does any one else have this problem?

maybe i can buy a new modem ?

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 11:52 AM

hey guys
am been trying to make a network so my laptop and my desktop computer can both have internet
now after a week of doing stuff and making it work
i found out the cable modem seems to have some sort of flaw
people have been trying to do what am trying to do
but the modem wont work with two computers for some reason
it will pick one computer and give it internet and the other wont have any internet
i tried a switch and a router and even puting the usb cable to one computer and the ethernet cable to the other(says this can be done on the website, but it wont work)

this cable modem is:sb5101
i am with Optus Australia
i heard theirs firmware updates for it, but if you update it , the optus server will detect it and put back the original firmware or it will make the modem into a brick.

is their a update or something i can do to fix this?
and does any one else have this problem?

maybe i can buy a new modem ?

I think you need a router of some sort. Generally speaking you would use a device to connect multiple computers to a modem. The main issue is that the ISP(your internet company) will provide only one address and will not provide any more addresses. That's why you need a router to connect your computers to a modem to provide more addresses.
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Posted 24 July 2009 - 12:44 PM

As Zesler stated...is the easy way.

Actually, you could try using Internet Connection Sharing (but I would not recommend it). My experiences with ICS would not allow me to recommend it over using a router.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306126

If you tried a switch and a router...properly set up...then maybe you have a hardware problem.

It's probably not the modem (I use a SB5101 also and my problems have the result of my inattention to detail).

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 10:14 PM

well i think i set up the router right
all you do is just plug it up yer ?

i heard some one else had this problem with the modem
thats why am thinking its the modem thats making problems

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 06:27 AM

Did your router come with instructions?

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 09:12 AM

yer
dont know much about networking but
so most of it makes no sense to me

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 11:52 AM

yer
dont know much about networking but
so most of it makes no sense to me

Well how you generally connect a router into a network is like this.

You connect the modem port into the WAN port of the router(generally a one port by itself) and then you would connect the extra four ports with the devices you want to connect on-line.
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