Networking with Direcway

Posted on 2003-02-25
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Last Modified: 2013-11-15
I just purchased a Linksys router with a 4-port switch so I can network a few computers in my home.  I currently use Direcway for my Internet access.  The Direcway system consists of an RG59 cable run from my dish to the sat modem.  The computer is connected to the modem via USB, with no other ports available on the modem.  How can I network a few computers in my home to use this satellite connection to the Internet?  Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
Question by:rmartin40
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tspelman earned 300 total points
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The easiest solution would be to get a modem with a RJ-45 jack (ethernet).

You CAN however run ICS, since the USB modem will create a virtual network connection, you can check the properties of it, and share it to a real NIC in your system.  Connect the NIC to your router and other PC's to the router too.  You should disable the DHCP server on the router, since ICS will be taking care of all that.

Try that while I think of a better solution! :)


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