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2 Computers,One without Internet Connection

Last response: in Networking
April 15, 2008 6:21:58 PM


I have a 2 computers connected to a switch and a DSL modem. However, I am only getting internet connection in one computer. The other computer is not getting internet connection connection atall. How could I fix this?

April 16, 2008 10:33:45 AM

Get a router.

April 16, 2008 4:08:04 PM

Your modem will only hand out one IP address. A switch does not hand out IPs. It only transfers packets to the correct computer.
A router will use that one IP address for itself. It will then hand out its own IPs to what ever networkable components are on the network. The router will enable each component to talk to the other components and let each component access the internet.

Long answer compared to Grumpy's answer.
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April 16, 2008 4:48:33 PM

Sturm is correct, and funny. Maybe Grumpy was grumpy.
April 16, 2008 11:14:45 PM

I may be grumpy but I'm correct also.