How to control automated IP address from my PC to fix network latency

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Network administration
Network latency
Networking
Shared Internet Connection
Windows XP
I have two network cards in my PC: one for the internal network in my office connected to a 16-port switch to transfer files between us, and the other is for a cable I take from an Internet cafe to get connected to the Internet. When i share this Internet connection for just two PCs every one in the internal network makes their IP address automatic so that when they use the Internet, it makes everything very slow. My question is, how can I control this from my PC? Which PCs use My Shared Internet Connection? We all have Windows XP Professional w/SP2. Please help.
ASKED: February 25, 2008  6:45 PM
UPDATED: May 21, 2008  8:11 PM

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Setup a DHCP server using a different subnet range for those devices that you do not want to use your connection. Assign static addresses to the devices you want to use your connection and then they can route traffic through your device as needed.

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  • Jerry Lees
    Do you have an internet connection for your office network and also one from the internet cafe? What are the IP address ranges and subnet masks used on the two networks? Which network card have you enabled sharing on? Do you have the windows firewall turned on for the shared NIC? You say automatic, do you have a DHCP server on the network?
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