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Can I extend my internet access from LAN to other PCs?
I am a member of a LAN, having IP 192.168.0.#*$!.

 3:47 pm on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'm new here so please never mind my stupid questions.
Q. I already have a LAN connection and I want to utilize it on my other PC. Is it possible? How?



 5:33 pm on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

most likely you could plug your incoming LAN cable into a switch or hub, there is an uplink plug for this, and then plug both of your computers into the hub/switch.

The only reason this wouldn't work is if your network restricts access to specific mac addresses in which case you'll need to talk to your sys admin.


 5:38 pm on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld imranfarooqui,

is this for a home connection?

how is it setup right now? do you know what hardware there is?

Matt Probert

 6:07 pm on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

You can "probably" just go to your local computer shop and buy a "Router" and then plug your broadband modem into one of the router sockets (there will be one marked for this purpose) and your other PCs via LAN cables into the other router sockets and then all PCs can access the Internet the same. The router will recieve an IP address from your ISP, and issue its own IP addresses to each of your PCS, so the IP address on your PC will be different to the one presented to the world. This is normal, don't worry about it!


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