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# 66716 22-Aug-2010 10:43
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I was over at my neighbours house who now has a Satellite connection with Rural Inzone Corp (Tuaropaki Communications).

She has 1 computer connected and it works perfectly.... A friend of hers is staying over at the moment and wanted to use her laptop on the connection so I set the laptop up with the IP address of the satellite modem (same as the desktop computer settings) and it all worked fine when plugged into the modem.

But they want to be able to use the connection at the same time... So I went home and grabbed an ethernet switch that I had... Plugged the switch in and hooked up the ethernet cables to the computer and the laptop... but they couldnt connect due to the fact that thay were both trying to use the same IP address. Which makes sense. So I called Inzone and the tech said that all I would need to do is change the TCP/IP to automatically gain and Ip and DNS... Which seemed weird to me as if you use these settings when connecting directly to the modem it wont work... It will only work if you tell the computer to use the IP address on the label of the modem. But I tryed the settings and it wont connect with both computers on the switch.

Does anyone know how I can get both of the computers working at the same time?

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  # 370939 22-Aug-2010 10:48
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Have you tried setting each computer to a different ip, e.g 192.168.1.2 & 192.168.1.3


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  # 370944 22-Aug-2010 11:00
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You need a router with a wan port. Then you give the wan port the address on the label of the modem. The two or more computers can then plug into the router which should dish out different ip addresses to the computers via dhcp.

 

 
 
 
 


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  # 370955 22-Aug-2010 11:33
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jjnz1: You need a router with a wan port. Then you give the wan port the address on the label of the modem. The two or more computers can then plug into the router which should dish out different ip addresses to the computers via dhcp.

 


Ok... Thanks for that. I had doubts about using the switch for that reason but the tech said it would be fine. Will any router do as long as it has a WAN port?

Thanks again

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  # 370958 22-Aug-2010 11:37
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Starplay:
jjnz1: You need a router with a wan port. Then you give the wan port the address on the label of the modem. The two or more computers can then plug into the router which should dish out different ip addresses to the computers via dhcp.

 


Ok... Thanks for that. I had doubts about using the switch for that reason but the tech said it would be fine. Will any router do as long as it has a WAN port?

Thanks again


Any router should work fine, make sure that the WAN port is ethernet - not DSL. ost people at the computer shops will probably not understand this highly technical requirement but be persistent! What's their timeline like? May be easier to order online.




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  # 370959 22-Aug-2010 11:37
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Yes it will. 

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  # 370960 22-Aug-2010 11:39
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I would recommend Dick Smith as its easy/fast and you can return it if it doesnt work. Just go in there and ask for a cable modem type router. 

 

 
 
 
 




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  # 370961 22-Aug-2010 11:40
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boby55: Have you tried setting each computer to a different ip, e.g 192.168.1.2 & 192.168.1.3



I did try that but it didnt work as the modem only works with the single IP. This is why the switch wont work as it is just giving out the same IP of which a router will give out differing IP's.



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  # 370963 22-Aug-2010 11:42
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jjnz1: I would recommend Dick Smith as its easy/fast and you can return it if it doesnt work. Just go in there and ask for a cable modem type router. 

 


Thanks - Do I need to set the router to the IP of the modem - if so how do I do this (i.e using the web interface?)

Or will it pick up on this automatically?

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  # 370974 22-Aug-2010 11:54
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Yes via a web interface.
Connect it all up including the computers, which should just automatically receive an ip address, usually 192.168.1.?. 

Log into the router with your internet explorer, the instructions for this will be with the router.

Go to the WAN interface page/tab or something along these lines,

Set the WAN ip address to the address give on your satellite modem.

SAVE the settings, you might have to reboot.

And bingo, you are all go. 


Most devices from DSE (except DSE branded) come with excellent DIY instructions.
You will be alright. 



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  # 370988 22-Aug-2010 12:22
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jjnz1: Yes via a web interface.
Connect it all up including the computers, which should just automatically receive an ip address, usually 192.168.1.?. 

Log into the router with your internet explorer, the instructions for this will be with the router.

Go to the WAN interface page/tab or something along these lines,

Set the WAN ip address to the address give on your satellite modem.

SAVE the settings, you might have to reboot.

And bingo, you are all go. 


Most devices from DSE (except DSE branded) come with excellent DIY instructions.
You will be alright. 


Awesome - Thanks for all of your help. Will head into town this afternoon and pick one up.

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