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When using a hub/switch, two computers, and a cable modem, are both computers supposed to receive tw

When using a hub/switch, two computers, and a cable modem, are both computers supposed to receive two different IP addresses assigned by the DHCP server of the ISP? Or, does the hub/switch filter one of the valid IP addresses? The second computer is not pingable and pulls a 169 or 192 address under ipconfig. Ping results: no connection. Do you have any suggestions? It would depend upon the IP addresses you have taken from your service...

provider. You need to ask for two IP address and he will assign two Ip addresses.

Or you can have a proxy server installed on one of you PC and give it as a default gateway in other PC.

This was first published in September 2003

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