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Amd2800 11-25-2005 01:42 PM

NTL Problem

My Cousin has got 2 PC and 2 NTL modems and 1 Splitter ..1 of the PCs i using LAN on 1 of the modems which can use the internet one of the other Pc's using the 2nd modem (USB) wont access the internet Both Plugged into the Splitter

so what could i do ???

Dont involve money either ??

Osiris 11-25-2005 01:57 PM

Q] Can I use a splitter on CAT 5 patch cable to connect two computers to one data source?

[A] No. The problem with this has to do with the fact that a computer has to communicate with the network using a unique address. When using a DSL or Cable router for example, these addresses are given out by the router to each PC, giving it a unique identity on the network. If you attempted to join two different computers on the single connection on a DSL or Cable modem, using just an RJ45 splitter, it would not work due to the fact that both computers would be trying to commmunicate at the same time to the same place.

Is this how it is hooked up?

Amd2800 11-25-2005 03:41 PM

2 modems and 1 splitter ...

baronvongogo 11-25-2005 04:43 PM

Im with NTL I have 1 modem and use a wireless router then 2 wireless network cards in my 2 pcs works fine, probably better than the setup your trying to set up and maybe easier.

Amd2800 11-25-2005 04:49 PM

i dont have the money

EricB 11-25-2005 06:18 PM

you need money for a router or a crossover cable with a network card (cheaper route). you can't assign two working ip's to that router and that's what you are try to do. you can use either the usb or the ethernet. now you use the usb and use a crossover cable to wire the internet to 2 pc's but that's a pain to configure

Amd2800 11-26-2005 01:31 AM

i aint got a router just 2 modems and 1 splitter

EricB 11-26-2005 04:28 AM


Originally posted by Amd2800
i aint got a router just 2 modems and 1 splitter
it won't work for reasons stated above. you are trying to create 2 ip's for something that is not capable of doing it. you need at least 2 ethernet ports to do what you want even if you was using a phone line service

Osiris 11-26-2005 11:37 AM

didnt think so

Amd2800 11-26-2005 11:41 AM

anyway got it working

I just RENEWED the mac address on the modem and now both machines are working

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