I just got a 2900 XL from a friend. I have not used switches before. I was wondering - is it possible to use internet sharing through a switch? I currently have my cable modem plugged into a NIC on my computer, then another NIC going out to the switch, so Windows XP handles the sharing. Is there any way I can plug my modem right into the switch, or would I need a router?
I don't think that will really work. I think what he's looking for is NAT so that it'll look like he's only using one IP address to his cable modem. I forget, do the 2900's support NAT? I doubt it since they're main focus is switching and not something like NAT which is usually accomplished via a router.
If your cable modem supports multiple hosts (using it's internal dhcp server)you should just connect all the PC´s (NIC's using dhcp) and the cable modem to the switch. Use a cross-over cable for the cable modem and forget about Internet Connection Sharing !
All the ports must be at the same Vlan, so that network traffic (including dhcp broadcasts) reaches every host.
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