Sharing cable modem between unix and a pc
Posted on 2000-02-23
1 Sgi indigo2 with 1 network card
1 Pc with win98 with 2 network cards
I am using @home for my cable internet connection.
I want to be able to share my internet connection between my sgi and my pc and I want to know what is the best and most affordable way to do this?
At first I just networked my sgi and pc using a coax cable. I have samba installed on my sgi and everything was working fine.
I then got my cable modem which I then got my second network card on my pc. And that was working fine and I was still able to talk to my sgi. But when I took the cable modem off the pc and connected it dirctly to my sgi I had to change the setting in my network to get the sgi to connect to the internet which I was able to do. But know I want to share the connection to the internet. What is the best way to do this.
I am thinking I am probably going to need to get a hub but which way is going to be the best for what I am doing with it. I saw the UMAX UGate-3000 which look pretty good but it is also quite expensive.
If I do get a hub do I need a special cable to connect the cable modem to the hub and how do I get around having 2 computers on the network with the same ip address?