Using a switch to connect three computers to my 3Mbps Cable Internet access Modem

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I have two kids that fight constantly over the internet. Please help me stop it. I would like to get three computers to connect to the internet with my switch(5port DYNEX 10/100 Fast Ethernet). I don`t care if it slows down. I used to be on 56k. Win XP PRO and NICS(all the same), 2 50' cat5e cables and 1 3'cable. All cables are the same patern.Only one computer connects, my sons computer wont release the IP (169.254.x.x)I tried to renew the IP and it says there was an error.Can somebody help me Please.

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You have to enable ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) on the machine where you have the Internet connection.

On that machine, go to Network Connection. You will find at least two Local Area Connections, One connecting to the ISP (Internet Service Provider) and the connecting to your LAN. Right click on the connection that connects to the ISP and click on Properties. Go to the Advanced tab and check the Internet Connection Sharibg check box. It will automatically reset LAN side IP address to 192.168.0.1.
Click on yes when it asks for confirmation.

Go to other PC where you want to access the Internet, go to TCP/IP properties and choose the radio button ‘Obtain an IP addrerss automatically’ and obtain DNS Server address automatically’.

That’s it. It will enable all the computers to access Internet simultaneously. Please let me know if it solves your problem

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