Sharing cable modem on 2 pc's (not simultaneously)
Posted on 2002-04-18
Hi, can't quite see any questions that relate directly to mine as most deal with 2 pc's networked via hubs etc.
I use an NTL cablemodem (Terayon model). Anyhow, I have two pc's: a works pc with network card and my own which I use the USB on. However, when I finish internet use on one the cable modem it appears the IP address of the pc is retained for some 4 hours or so by the network servers which means when I finish work I can't use the modem on my own pc for my own usage etc and vice versa.
Am I going to have to buy a piece of kit to allow me to use the modem at any time on either pc or is there any other way of releasing the addressing so when I disconnect the modem from one pc it'll work on the other.
If kit required, can someone please recommend what & which sites to visit for a good deal.