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Old 03-13-2011, 07:19 PM   #16
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Lol, yeh, i have one computer plugged in with the ethernet cable and i want to plug in the other computer to internet too, do i have to buy another modem??? Or is it cheaper to just buy a card thingy
If so, what is the name of the card (eg. LAN card, NIC,)
 
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:03 PM   #17
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Lol, yeh, i have one computer plugged in with the ethernet cable and i want to plug in the other computer to internet too, do i have to buy another modem??? Or is it cheaper to just buy a card thingy
If so, what is the name of the card (eg. LAN card, NIC,)
There is not an ethernet plug, just like the one on the modem, on the back of your computer? I'm not an expert, for sure, especially when it comes to networking, but I would think that you would want a router. You would hook your ISP hook up (coax) to the modem, an cable from the modem to the router, and one cable each from the router to each computer. If your router also provides for wireless hookups you can go that way provided each computer is properly equiped. Most notebooks today are so equipped, but a desktop would, most likely, need a wireless network card.
I was just reading through your earlier messages and it sounds like you already have a router.

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Old 03-13-2011, 08:31 PM   #18
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Alright, Thanks ,
Il do that!
 
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According to the user guide for the Scientific Atlanta Cable Modem DPC2100R2 that I downloaded from here http://www.cisco.com/web/consumer/su...m_DPC2100.html then you can connect multiple devices using ethernet and a hub (see p.11). The hub is an additional piece of hardware you would need to supply together with some additional cables.

I suggest you try connecting to the internet using ethernet cabling rather than USB as the setup is more straight forward.

NOT CORRECT - See #21
The USB cable connection will present as a serial modem requiring a PPP connection. You will need to identify the appropriate USB serial device to associate to the modem. I would suggest trying the kppp program in KDE for this.

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Old 03-13-2011, 11:43 PM   #20
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Alright, Thanks ,
Il do that!
So, how did you solve the problem?
 
Old 03-14-2011, 02:25 AM   #21
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It seems to Op has solved his problem - probably by connecting via ethernet cable which is by for the best option. However if anyone else checks this thread trying to use one of these modems which I myself use and uses the USB option then the following should be noted as it's not correct.
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The USB cable connection will present as a serial modem requiring a PPP connection. You will need to identify the appropriate USB serial device to associate to the modem. I would suggest trying the kppp program in KDE for this.
That's not how the USB connection works on the Webstar DPC2100. The user just needs to load the device cdc_ether and then get an IP via DHCP on the attached device which will now appear as an ethernet device. The Webstar has it's own DHCP server in built for the Lan and stays permanently connected on the Wan side. The modem does not act like a serial modem and you don't use PPP or USB serial at all.
 
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Thanks bgeddy. I live and learn. Hopefully the edit makes this clear.
 
Old 03-14-2011, 01:42 PM   #23
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Hey, thanks guys. yeah i did it the Ethernet cable way, it works fine
i actually setup a new router i had laying around, my old one was installed in the computer, with only one Ethernet port and an antenna sticking out.
the new one I setup has 2 antennas and 4 ports, so i can basically connect up to 4 computers for internet.
So my setup is, Modem --> Router --> Computers (through wireless AND Ethernet)
Thanks guys, you helped clear things up for me
 
  


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