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Suede-y

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#1 14 years ago

well for the new computer i am gettin i am planning on putting it right next to the computer i have now which has high speed so i can just hook the nwe computer up to my current ones internet right??? hopefully i can and if i can how exactly would i enable high speed on both computers?




Hctim

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#2 14 years ago

you need a router or use 1 computer as a gateway




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#3 14 years ago

You don't need a router if it is just one computer you want to share the connection with. Buy a Cross-Over Ethernet cable (RJ-45) and plug each end to the NIC slot on each computer. Then run Internet Connection Sharing on the computer with the internet or click on the "Connect to the Internet" icon on the other computer. If there is no icon goto network connections and follow the steps. All you have to do is name your computer and tell the first computer to give it internet. The instructions are very easy to follow.




Suede-y

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#4 14 years ago

ok thanks do u know how much those ethernet cables are???




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#5 14 years ago

ethernet cable is cheap if you are running one computer through the other you might need a network card to go in the computer that links to the internet.some new motherboards have two lan sockets,if not the card goes in a pci slot

have a look at this site its the first one i found but if you dont like it just search for "home networking" that should give you plenty of help


Thinking about it.



Peeping Tom

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#6 14 years ago

$5?

But you'll need another NIC card (Ethernet) in one of them to connect to your dsl/cable modem.




Suede-y

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#7 14 years ago

ok so if i put one in my new computer then thatll work?




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#8 14 years ago

Uh....I say buy a router, it's nice to buy a hardware firewall anyway.




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#9 14 years ago

Whats the point in spending £70/$100 on something you don't need?

If both computers are relitively new they should have came with a built-in NIC card. If they don't you can get one for £20/$30.