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#1 Fireworkman04


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Posted 06 June 2004 - 07:55 PM

Comcast has sent us a notification telling us they've found out that we're using more than the one assigned IP address we were given. Now what are our options here? I know we can get a router but can you also use socks or a proxy server or what is it I'm thinking of? That way we can just use one IP address but still connect all of our computers. Thanks for the help. BTW, they're just stopping the internet connections from the other unassigned IP addresses. Nothing dramatic.

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#2 Grinler


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Posted 06 June 2004 - 10:04 PM

Proxy/Socks server is too complicate and uncessary for a home network. You are definitely better off picking up a linksys router for 50 bucks and using that to act as your firewall/internet sharing device.

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 12:04 AM

Road Runner used to something like that. Not sure why they did it but they took your MAC into memory and called it extra user security. I had that happen when my NIC went bad and got a new one. It took me a little while to figure out what was going on. Grinler is right just go get a linksys 4port router. They are about 50 bux or so. You won't have to worry about it if you get a router. They will store the MAC on the router. If they do ask tell them your NIC went bad... it worked for me :thumbsup:

Edited by dudeman, 07 June 2004 - 12:05 AM.

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