I have a running ICS and network using two NICs on a Windows XP computer and a hub. My question is if it's posible to connect directly the cable modem to the hub and from the hub to the other computers including the one that shares the internet connection. All this considering that my ISP configures one NIC to connect to the Internet. If so, how should the NIC's be configured?
I would appreciate any comments or notions about this matter.
you could, only if your isp gives you more than one ip address. if you just want to share the connection without having to have the computer that is sharing it on all the time, you should look into a dsl router. it will do the job you want with only one wan ip, it gives your computers internal ip addresses.
i went to the tomshardware forums and all i got was this lousy signature.
You need to either get a router (which is the easiest and offers the most flexibility/protection) or you can use your 2nd nic in your machine and run it to the other machine you want to connect to using ICS.
Have sence got a router. MUCH better. now any PC can get online without needing any othere PC's powered on. Also was able to remove 2nd NIC and free up a PCI slot, and "Main" PC does not have to be running the NAT software (cuts into system resources)
The router is def. the bet way to go.
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