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Old 08-01-2007, 05:40 PM   #1
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So, I have two computers, one internet connection, and one modem. I do NOT have a router, but I do have a hub and a wire long enough to reach to the second computer. The one I am posting on now has teh internet working already (obviously) so can i hook up the second computer to share this internet connection without a router?
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I think there is a way to share internet without a router but one of the computers needs to have 2 nic cards installed. A hub alone wont do it.
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mmm...what'* a nic card?
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The thing that your cable or dsl modem plugs into on your computer.
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go buy a router for 20-30$ all done
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I do bealive that if you can change the properties on the computer that is connected to the internet to "share this connection". I used to do it with Dial up when I was younger at my parents house... we actually had 3 or 4 computers all using the SAME dial up connection at once!!!
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Hmmm...not sure about the NIC cards.
Thought about getting a router but honestly even $30 is a stretch right now.
As far as sharing, I tried doing some kind of Internet Sharing Connection Wizard thing and it wouldn't work and said 'd have to do it manually.
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It depends on how you connect to the internet currently.

If by telephone modem then a hub will work provided both computers have network capability (by card or integrated into the motherbd) Use the internet connection sharing wizard in XP. The computer that accesses the internet will need to be on (but not neccesarily online) for the 2nd computer to 'passthru'. The first computer will know to dialup if the 2nd computer requests internet access and its not already connected.

If by cable modem then a hub will work with extra effort. First we'll need to know how the cablemdem is connected to the computer. (USB or Network cable) If by usb then you may be able to run a network cable to the other computer. Some cablemodems do work like this but you may need to contact your ISP to get 2 IP addresses assigned. If its extra $$$ then don't (see below) otherwise you will need two networks ports on the primary and one on the secondary computer and use ICS wizard again.

A router is recommended thou. I do have a spare one sitting around I could offer up. Its a Linksys BEFSR41 I beleive and was working fine when unplugged.

Cya soon.
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Hmmm...not sure about the NIC cards.
Thought about getting a router but honestly even $30 is a stretch right now.
As far as sharing, I tried doing some kind of Internet Sharing Connection Wizard thing and it wouldn't work and said 'd have to do it manually.
Goto Newegg.com

Look for Wired Routers and there are some that are cheap for under or around $20 shipped
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ok, here is what i'm thinking... and i know it worked for me in the past...


I'm assuming that you have cable internet... but if you don't just do the same steps on the dial-up connection icon.

right click on your LAN connection icon and click properties
Click on the Sharing tab
check the box next to "allow other network users to connect through this computers internet connection" (thats what Vista says, i think XP is similar).

Click ok and you should be good.

if it still won't allow the 2nd computer online maybe try restarting the network (disable and enable the lan connection to the hub).

************EDIT******************
2nd thought... yeah, if your network jack is used for the cable modem directly you can't do this without a 2nd card... duh. my bad. but thats what you would do anyhow
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