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Last response: in Networking
August 7, 2009 6:49:02 PM

hi all,

I'm trying to set two computers up so they have access to the internet at the same time. We're on a Cable modem here and I brought an older Netgear Hub to use. "EN104tp" just a 4 port 10 base-t hub, nothing too fancy. it's 4th slot is the uplink slot.

Can't seem to get the machines to connect tho when hook everything up.

The Uplink light on the left is solid, while the one on the right blinks

I think it may have something to do with the cables but I am unsure.

One was directly plugged from the modem into one computer, that connects fine. Cat5e
Another was also used to connect directly from a modem to a machine. Cat.5 UTP
The third cable I've used to directly connect from a switch/hub to machine or directly from the modem to machine and it connects fine.
Fastcat 5e

Any ideas? thanks

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August 7, 2009 7:56:23 PM

A hub doesn't work for what you are trying to do. You either need a hardware router, or you need to connect the computers together and enable Internet Connection Sharing (assuming these are Windows PCs).

JaNatter said:
hi all,

I'm trying to set two computers up so they have access to the internet at the same time. We're on a Cable modem here and I brought an older Netgear Hub to use. "EN104tp" just a 4 port 10 base-t hub, nothing too fancy. it's 4th slot is the uplink slot.

Can't seem to get the machines to connect tho when hook everything up.

The Uplink light on the left is solid, while the one on the right blinks

I think it may have something to do with the cables but I am unsure.

One was directly plugged from the modem into one computer, that connects fine. Cat5e
Another was also used to connect directly from a modem to a machine. Cat.5 UTP
The third cable I've used to directly connect from a switch/hub to machine or directly from the modem to machine and it connects fine.
Fastcat 5e

Any ideas? thanks

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