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Posted on 1997-09-26
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
Is this a simple program that i can us for networking 4 computer to run off one cable modem, and how can i get it to us the phone line im on instead of the one on the host setup computer that has the cable modem
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eckspurt earned 100 total points
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If your service provider will give you 4 IP addresses, then by configuring your 4 systems to use the one with the cable modem as a router, you'll be all set.

More likely, they'll only give you 1 IP address per cable modem.  There isn't a *simple* way to handle this, but take a look at the Linux IP-Masquerade mini HOWTO.  Basically, you'll set up the systems on your ethernet to use the 10.0.0 network, configure the system with the cable modem to talk to both networks, but have it masquerade as the one IP address for all the traffic from your other systems.

What do you want a system to use a phone line for?  If one of the three systems without the cable modem has a phone modem in it, that shouldn't be a problem at all.


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my cable lines are d-load only thats why we have to us phone lines to send out.

Expert Comment

ID: 1586660
Okay, so in that case the phone modem is transparent to everything on your local net.  Good luck with it!


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Found out yesterday that a external cable modem is coming out, and they are to set it up for network capable with its own ip. Do u think then that it we could use each our own modem to send with it like that?

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Probably, if they'll allow it, but my cable IP provider charges extra for that.


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