Connecting an extra computer to Internet
ibmalone at gmail.com
Thu Jul 5 21:53:39 UTC 2007
Paul Smith wrote:
> On 7/5/07, Steve Searle <steve at stevesearle.com> wrote:
>> > Thanks, Dave. I have still no LAN (as far as I am aware of it); I only
>> > have a single computer and a modem to connect to the Internet. What do
>> > you mean by NIC? How can I know whether I have already got NICs in my
>> > computer?
>> Is your modem a separat "box" fromt the PC?
>> If it is, how does it connect to your PC? Perhaps via USB?
> Yes, Steve, it is a separate "box", and I connect it to my PC with a
> cable through the embodied Ethernet card.
Do you know what make & model the modem is, and
have you checked the documentation and manufacturer's
site? From another post where you say it's managed
through a web interface I think it could be a router
without a switch (they do exist), but it's not
possible to confirm this without a model number.
If the web interface mentions DHCP I'd say the odds
go up significantly. Also if you can find out what
gateway your computer is using for its net connection
a private subnet would probably indicate a router.
 I don't know for certain, but I think both of these
could be present even if your modem wasn't a proper
router. It would be odd though.
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