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How do I set up a ethernet network with 2 computers?

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Last response: in Networking
September 14, 2011 3:07:30 AM

i have modem with an rj 45 hub. i now have a switch with four hubs when i connect for my two computers , only one of the computers could connect to the internet, can you help me please

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September 14, 2011 9:15:49 AM

May sure the two computers are under the same Workgroup Name. If you are running XP, re-run it and go to additional tasks and configure your network. Contact me through for more
September 14, 2011 11:30:10 AM

The problem is not with Windows or have anything to do with a workgroup name, the problem is you only have 1 IP address and you need NAT and DHCP to allow the other PC's to access the internet. You want to buy a standard home router and connect that to your modem. These home routers include a built in 4 port switch as well as include DHCP services so all PCs can get on the internet.

This would also be much more secure because your current setup is not using NAT and most likely not using any firewall features either.