can this be done?

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by Shelley, Jul 29, 2003.

  1. Shelley

    Shelley Guest

    I have a notebook computer here that has internet access via NTL cable
    modem. No problems there

    I have just bought a brand new Dell tower system that has two NIC's
    installed and have been given an old Netgear DS104 dual speed hub.

    What I would like to do is keep the notebook as a gateway and have the Dell
    running as client. I know that with the Dell having two Nic's, ICS won't be
    a problem but the other way around?

    Both comps run XP Pro.


    Shelley A
    Shelley, Jul 29, 2003
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  2. Not sure why you mention having two NICs in the Dell, Shelley. I run ICS on
    a Dell desktop (WinXP), with a laptop (Win2K) and a home-brewed (Win95)
    desktop all peer-to-peer networked via a small cheap hub. My Dell machine is
    the gateway. No reason in your setup why the gateway shouldn't be on the
    laptop instead of the Dell as far as I can see. Does any of this change
    materially if you run client/server instead of a peer network? (I'm not
    implying "this doesn't change ..." I'm asking 'cos I don't know!) Or do you
    mean "client" only for ICS .. in which case you will have the same setup as
    me .. and we know that works ......... ?
    Mike Faithfull, Jul 29, 2003
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  3. Shelley

    Shelley Guest

    Thank you Mike & Nathan for your replies.

    My time spent on the notebook means that really it is the gateway pc but
    with the hub it really means that the Dell should be gateway, with it having
    two NIC's and all. What I really want is to ditch the hub for a router
    meaning I can be selective for any computer and internet connection.
    Taking onboard Mike's point I am going to have a look at the ICS settings
    for the notebook, failing a connection there I think that a good idea is to
    use the Dell as a gateway. With the physical locations of the things it
    means a bit of swapping around from room to room. Never mind!

    Thanks both again
    Shelley, Jul 29, 2003
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