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Chapter 26. Sharing an Internet Connecti... > Using Multiple IP Addresses to Share...

Using Multiple IP Addresses to Share an Internet Account

With some broadband accounts, such as cable, you can purchase additional IP addresses (or DHCP names) so that you can configure multiple machines to access the same account. The requirements to do this are an address for each device that will be using the account, and an Ethernet or other network, which typically consists of a hub with the cable or DSL modem connected to the WAN port and each device connected to a LAN port.

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Some ISPs use DHCP to provide IP addresses to you. In these cases, you assign a DHCP name to your computer. The ISP's DHCP server assigns IP addresses to you as you need them. To share an Internet account among several devices, you need a unique DHCP name for each device; you use this DHCP name to configure the network on each device.



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