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Using both USB and Ethernet port to connect to the Internet

Hello,

i have 2 pcs that i use to connect to the internet, i currently use a paradyne 6381-a3 router/modem to connect to the internet (adsl), it is configured as a bridge and dhcp is enabled. i am using the ethernet port to connect and it assigns ip addresses automatically when connected to a pc, however only one pc can be used at one time.

i want to to use both usb and ethernet ports on the router to connect both pcs at the same time. is that possible? one pc will connect via ethernet and the other via usb, simultaneously.

please assist in a solution, any help will be appreciated.

Raul

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  • aka_kammy87 Oct 04, 2008

    I'm having the same problem....
    In fact it is quite difficult to get the internet working throught the LAN connection (Ethernet)... 


    Is there like additional support that can be provided for setting up the internet using the LAN connection with Operating System - Windows XP?
    The LAN light comes on but that is just about it.. the system has no IP address..... please assist...

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Hi; I have used it with both ethernet and usb connections at the same time. I have never used the bridge, but I use it at home.

Try this ( I have XP SP3): Right-click on the monitors where the clock is (lower right corner), select "Open Network Connections". Go to the LAN connection and r-click "Properties". On the "general" tab select "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)". There you select "Obtain IP address automatically" and "Obtain DNS server automatically" then click "Ok" until exit. Either Shut Down or Restart the PC. Check if this work.

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