Hi, I connect to the net through cable. A coaxial cable comes into a Motorola cable modem and then the cable modem is connected to my computer using cat-5 cable /ethernet card.
I want to attach a second computer (from the kids room) to the current service. Is it as simple as connecting a hub to the cable modem and then running cat-5 cables to the ethernet cards of both computers? Does that efectively provide cable-modem service to both PCs? Can both PC's use the net simultaneously? Does each computer have to have it's own IPaddress? (whatever that is...or is the address assigned to the modem?)
I have no idea how this stuff works - but if it's as easy as adding a hub and 100 ft of cat-5, I should be able to pull it off. Am I thinking right? Or am I headed for problems I just don't know about yet?
One PC will be XPHome, the other XPpro.