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Only 1 computer getting internet with FS605

Hi all, hope u can help.Ive just purchased a Netgear FS605,i was told i could just take this home and hook-up both my PCs and the cable modem to this and it would be that simple.However only 1 of my PCs will get internet connection.Both run fine on there own through the modem but only 1 through the netgear.Im very low on PC tech and feel i am missing something really simple.Is there a problem with my other computer settings?It is a newer PC if that helps.Ive tried my look in the connection part of my PC but could repair it.I think problem with IP or Gatway maybe,but have no clue..Thankx for the help...

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Re: Only 1 computer getting internet with FS605

Sorry to say, you have the wrong part. Whoever told you you could hook it up to both your PCs and your cable modem didn't know what they were talking about.

Your FS605 is just a switch; hooked up directly to a cable modem, you will only see one IP address as that's all the cable modem will allocate.

What you need is a router, to allocate multiple local IP addresses and share the connection up to the cable modem.

Linksys BEFSR41 routers are ridiculously cheap these days and highly reliable, or if you like Netgear, you'll need the RP614.

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