Linksys Cable Router/Cable Modem Sharing
Posted on 2002-04-29
I am using a Linksys Cable Router for Cable Modem Sharing. My ISP is Cox@home.
I am currently getting only 1 DHCP IP Address. The issue is that since installing the Cable Router, I cannot access the same multiuser online game at the same time. For instance, my two kids want to play StarCraft online, but only one of them can access the game at a time from their separate PC's.
Prior to the router, I was using a Linksys hub with no extra IP. This would allow two users to access the online game at the same time, but not the same exact game session. I.e., user1 was in game A and user2 was in game B. When I bought the extra IP address, they could both get into game A at the same time, but when I got the router, I dropped the second DHCP IP Address.
****Question: With the router, how do I at least get them back into the same overall game, if not the same game session, without buying the second DHCP IP Address? I thought the cable router took in the static IP from the ISP and then assigned new IP's to individual PC's so that the internet would see them as distinct PC's?
Also, as a secondary question, only PC B running Windows 98SE will allow the user into Mechwarrior. PC A, running Windows XP, will never let us in for some reason.
Thanks for the help,