Thread: GD Lynksys Cable Modem
October 2nd, 2004, 09:37 PM #1
GD Lynksys Cable Modem
Okay, just got me self some Comcast Cable Broadband.
I have the Lynksys modem connected to the upload port on a Lynksys switch.
Well I can connect to the net and rock all the time, but for some reason my friend cant connect...
He is able to ping himself, and me, but when he pings the modem, he is timed out. I am able to ping the modem just fine.
We want to play games! Please help us for the sake of our sanity!
Thanks!!!When you began, we ended.
October 2nd, 2004, 09:38 PM #2
are you sure you dont have a router instead of a switch?
October 2nd, 2004, 09:41 PM #3
Positive.When you began, we ended.
October 2nd, 2004, 09:42 PM #4
so your friend is at house trying to connect to the games that you create? do you have any firewall software running? please post the model of the switch you are using
October 2nd, 2004, 09:44 PM #5
Umm. He is trying to just access the net but he cant. We can form LAN games just fine, but we want to play together on the net with a few other friends.
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October 2nd, 2004, 09:46 PM #6
ohhh he is on the same lan as yours! okay makes sense. the way most cable internet works is that you just cant add a switch to a network to share out your internet. you will need to get a router to share out internet to several computer. i hope im understanding your situation correctly
October 2nd, 2004, 09:51 PM #7
Well, i mean, it distributes the connection to me, but why wouldnt he be able to use it also.When you began, we ended.
October 2nd, 2004, 09:52 PM #8
because most isp have it set up that only one computer can access the internet. to add more comptuers to your account usually cost more money. the router will basically act like a computer and share out using NAT
October 2nd, 2004, 09:53 PM #9
Right on... we are headed to wal-mart... Only chance... PRAY FOR US!!!
BTW 500th post!!! YAH!!!
THANK YOU!!!When you began, we ended.
October 2nd, 2004, 09:58 PM #10
please dont get some no name cheap brand. those tend to cause some problems.
if you want, if you have another network card you can just ICS for right now. works just as well
October 2nd, 2004, 10:08 PM #11
U mean more than two NICS?When you began, we ended.
October 2nd, 2004, 10:08 PM #12
to set up ICS, you need only need to have two nics in one machine
98, ME and 2k can do ICS also
its just a cheaper solution if you are strapped for cash
October 2nd, 2004, 10:10 PM #13
Sweet. Thank you so much for the help!!!When you began, we ended.
October 2nd, 2004, 10:51 PM #14
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a router is less trouble than ICS though...."Even a fool is thought to be wise if he is silent"
October 2nd, 2004, 10:57 PM #15
plus it is more secure as it is a hardware "router"
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