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Old 01-10-2007, 06:06 AM   #16
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No, he was able to use both the usb port and the ethernet port on the modem/router.
USB <-> XP
ETH <-> Linux

My cable modem only works for one and probably needs to be power cycled after switching.
 
Old 01-10-2007, 11:50 AM   #17
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Thanks for all your help guys - I have the problem sorted - I just left the usb connected to xp and then connected the ethernet from the router to my laptop then launched firefox - it works really well if if we are both online... success!!

Good to know that works, if the need arises!
 
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No, he was able to use both the usb port and the ethernet port on the modem/router.
USB <-> XP
ETH <-> Linux


Hmmm... this is behaviour I haven't heard of. Thanks for the clarification.
So if someone wanted to put both machines on the switch, after having one on USB, that person would have to power-cycle (or otherwise reset) the router?

Was the rest of my comment right anyway? (vis: the laptop would be able to access the internet without the XP box being online if both boxes connected via the ethernet (ports on the) switch.)
 
Old 01-11-2007, 05:35 AM   #19
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Was the rest of my comment right anyway? (vis: the laptop would be able to access the internet without the XP box being online if both boxes connected via the ethernet (ports on the) switch.)
Yes., but I think he has a modem that has only one ethernet port and 1 usb port. I was surprised that plugging into both worked. I think he did so so that he wouldn't need to buy a switch. If it didn't contain a NAT router, he would either have needed to purchase a NAT router or enable network sharing.
 
Old 01-11-2007, 05:36 AM   #20
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Was the rest of my comment right anyway? (vis: the laptop would be able to access the internet without the XP box being online if both boxes connected via the ethernet (ports on the) switch.)
Yes., but I think he has a modem that has only one ethernet port and 1 usb port. I was surprised that plugging into both worked. I think he did so so that he wouldn't need to buy a switch. If it didn't contain a NAT router, he would either have needed to purchase a NAT router or enable network sharing.

It would probably have worked because the modem contains a NAT router, so both hosts would get an IP address assigned and translated when accessing the net.
 
Old 01-11-2007, 03:33 PM   #21
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Heyy, you're right: the bt220v is a viop router.
It has 1 ADSL line, 1 ethernet port, and two phone jacks.

BT Business Broadband BT Voyager 220v ADSL VoIP Router
One Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) Interface (RJ-11), 1 x 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port (RJ-45), 1 x USB1.1. USB forum compliant, Two RJ11 FXS (Adapter for BT plug provided), One FXO (PSTN backup), 1 hidden button for reset to factory settings


Somehow I got the impression that a switch was involved - but it was actually another post.

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