I found a comment by you somewhere in this section which included the following:
you can alwas setup an actual dhcp server ( either microsoft,simple, ect...)
the dhcp would need 1 ip address and then assign the other 2 out to clients..
heres a little pic...
internet ----- dsl modem ---- Dhcp Server 1 ststic address
| | dhcp assigned by server
Cliant 1 Cliant 2
My question is this: Does the dhcp Server have to be a separate computer or can one of the clients be the dhcp server and a client? I hope I'm making sense but this pic you have here is exactly what I'm looking for and the only hardware I have at this time to work with is one computer with one NIC, a second computer with 2 NIC (only one is in it at the moment tho), and a hub, all connected to a cable modem connection. My ISP gives me 3 ips for use for free so I am not paying anything extra for this and I don't want to split/share the connection speed...I want them to both stay separate to the internet using their own ip addy. Each computer runs it's own firewall and anti-virus software and do not share any programs. I don't have very many points at this time but I've given them all to this question. Please help me if you can!!