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connecting to Two Laptops using One Static IP

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    Question connecting to Two Laptops using One Static IP

    I am using TATA indicom postpay with 256 kbps having one static ip. Now i planing to connect one more laptop using the same connection. Can some one guide me in configuring the static ip to second laptop

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenfish.deat View Post
    I am using TATA indicom postpay with 256 kbps having one static ip. Now i planing to connect one more laptop using the same connection. Can some one guide me in configuring the static ip to second laptop
    If you are not planning to use both laptops to access the connection at once, just use the same static IP settings on both the laptops - you can switch the ethernet cable between the two as required.

    If you are planning to use both laptops to access the connection at once, the best option is to use a wireless switch/router (such as a Netgear 614v9), give the switch/router the static IP and each of your machines a private IP (e.g. 192.168.1.xx). Setting up the wireless thingy correctly and securely is another topic in itself - so if you do plan to use one, post back here and I'll help if required.

    If you do not want to buy a wireless switch, the only remaining option that I can think of is to enable internet sharing on one of the machines (I assume you are on Windows) and connect to the internet from the second laptop through the shared connection. The two laptops will need to talk to each other - since you would have used up the (probably) only LAN adapter on one of the laptops, you will need to setup a peer-to-peer wireless network between the two laptops.

    [PS: Second option is clumsy, so just buy a wireless switch - costs about Rs.2000 and can be setup in < 5 mins]

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    well said yogesh :

    this is correct you can not connect 2 systems on one static IP address at same time, to connect 2 systems you need a device, you can go for a wireless router which can help you in this, you can just config your router for wireless connectivity or can use ethernet cable aswell.
    If you are planing to purchase a router or need some help to choose one then please check previous posts as we are already discussing the same matter.

    the 2 good and affordable brands which are shining in market are Netgear and D-link

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    Guys, Thanks alot for your suggestion. I need to use two laptops in same time. i will go with the option 2 (router).

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    I am using WIN 7Pro and i am using BSNL VMC ADSL2+ modem

    Now can you help me to configuring my static IP with this connection, so that if any one type the static IP address in their browser, they will able to see the web page which I have created. How can I do that using IIS?


    Kindly help to configure my system as a web server.

    Thanks in advance

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    Hi I bought new tata indicom connection , can anyone suggest me how can get multiple connection in my same network ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by facebooklog22 View Post
    Hi I bought new tata indicom connection , can anyone suggest me how can get multiple connection in my same network ?
    Use a router or connect your net to 1 PC and connect the other PCs to your first PC ( Wi-Fi). Router is the better option ^^

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