Second firewall won't connect to internet

Posted on 2012-08-17
Last Modified: 2012-08-18
I have one cable modem connection to the internet. I have a switch splitting the output from the modem off to two hardware firewalls via ethernet. I can power cycle the modem, then the hardware firewalls, but the second hardware firewall that I power cycle won't get the internet connection. The first one I power cycle will connect to the internet... Is there a way around this?
Question by:maxpi
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    How many IP addresses does your provider give you? Maybe you are limited to one...
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    If you connect a computer to that switch do you get a public IP?

    Author Comment

    I think I solved this for myself, the best option I can find is to get a second modem from the cable company.

    Edit: I found that means I have to pay for a whole 'nuther internet account so I dug deeper. I'm allowed three computers to be connected so I should be good to go in that case. It is possible that I have to pay for multiple computer access too but it doesn't seem like that's it...

    I omitted the routers and just hook the computers to the switch, the first computer that I turn on will get an internet connection and the second one won't.... it seems to be more about the switch than anything, I'm pretty sure that I can hook the two computers to one router and they both get internet..

    can I connect a router to a router?

    Author Comment

    I hooked the two computers to one router and both computers get internet access, It's about the switch.

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    I found some instructions via google to wire up a second router behind a first one. The first one handles DHCP and the second one connects only via the LAN.. so with the second router i'd be routing LAN to LAN?

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