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Question: best way to share broadband connection

I have recently had NTL broadband installed and connect through USP Port. Now I want to share connection with 2 other computers in the house.Can anyone advise the easiest way for me to do this would be much appreciated. Somebody recommended a belkin 4 port dsl router with cat 5 cable but this involves buying 3 network cards. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Answer: best way to share broadband connection

Do you mean USB?Otherwise thats the only way u can share...all the pc's are going to need networks cards. The one with the connection needs a network card too...

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New Gateway MX6442 Notebook w/wireless networking and, also, Dell Dimension 2400 Desktop w/external DSL broadband connection, laptop runs WinXP Pro, desktop runs Win XP Home. Can they share the internet connection or not? Can they share anti-virus software from Norton? I need some feedback, thanks.


Answer:Wireless laptop & Broadband Desktop-share Broadband connection?

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We will shortly be getting Broadband from Wanadoo. We have a laptop in the house and a desktop in the office (50 metres away). Wireless connections would not be suitable because of thick stone walls. We need to access Broadband from either PC even if the other is switched off. We understand we will need a Router and Ethernet card for the desktop. Can anyone tell us how to connect all this kit together please and has anyone got a reccommendation for type of Router.

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oh wise people, I have aol broadband connected fine to pc, and a laptop wirelessl;y networked to pc. the two computers see each other fine, i can swap files from each other ok. But i cant get the internet on the laptop through the network.I have loaded AOL on the laptop and set it to connect through tcp/lan but it cant find it.any ideas please.

Answer:how do i share ny broadband connection

What OS are you using on each machine

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Hi, I have a new computer the wife wants to use my old pc and use my broadband connection I have a modem for my broadband connection how can we use the same modem to connect to the internet the modem only has one usb connection to my pc

Answer:share broadband connection

You need to network the two, either with a cable between the two or with a wireless router.

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Hi Folks

I have BT broadband to my house.

I have two PC's a work laptop and a desktop. I currently have both setup up to use the broadband access but only one at a time.

What I am wondering is if there is any way to share the connection between the two PC's so that both can be connected to the web at the same time?

If this is possible what hardware would I need?


Answer:Can I share my broadband connection?

You would need to install a router, probably a 4 port as I have not seen a 2 port router. The router would be installed after the modem. The cable from the modem (that connects to the computer now) gets plugged into the WAN port on the router and the two computers woul be connected through the LAN ports on the router. You will probably have to purchase those cables seperately. Radio Shack is one source for all those components. Or you could go wireless. It depends on what fits your budget.

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Hi all,I have recently moved to Pipex BB, and thoroughly love it. I am considering utilising two spare machines I have to go online too, I dont want to mess around with hard wiring CAT 5 cables I was thinking of a wireless netwaork/router. Can an y point me in the right directions for tips and a good guide? Including the best way to setup and what hardware I require. Thanks peeps. way to share connection?

You will need a Access Gateway plus a PCI wireless card for each PC. Then just follow the wizard to set up. Its very easy, but expensive in comparison to using a hub and patch cables..

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I've been using Adelphia cable broadband successfully for past 2 years with the following hrdwr:

(1) Linksys Etherfast Cable Modem (BEFCMU10)
(1) Linksys Etherfast Cable/DSL Router (BEFSR41)

Usually have 3 PCs (2 are my personal machines, 1 is from my employer) cable-attached to the router. Not running a software firewall, yet.

In recent weeks decided to move one of PCs to another floor in the house and so I replaced the router with this model:

(1) Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router (WRT54G)

Both routers contain a 4-port switch function.

One of the two PCs that remain cable-connected to the router is from my employer who has mandated all users to implement the ZoneLabs software firewall. From reading this site and other tech sources, it seems that the NAT provided by my router should be sufficient protection (at least to incoming attacks, though not unauthorized outbound transmissions), but my company may still force me to use ZoneLabs anyway.

Even though the software firewall offers some protection, it sounds as though it also can create unnecessary complexities and problems. I worry that potential problems may spill over and affect my other 2 PCs that are sharing the Net connection.

In fact, earlier this year I had installed Norton Internet Security on one of my personal PCs (but did NOT implement any functions, just installed the software: Security=Off, Personal Firewall=Disabled, Intrusion Detection=Disabled) and it hosed all 3 machines so that none of them... Read more

Answer:How can 2 routers share same broadband connection?

netuser123 said:

In fact, earlier this year I had installed Norton Internet Security on one of my personal PCs (but did NOT implement any functions, just installed the software: Security=Off, Personal Firewall=Disabled, Intrusion Detection=Disabled) and it hosed all 3 machines so that none of them could reach the net.
I still don't know what caused the problem, but I do know that only one thing had changed on my network -- the install of NIS.
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To be honest I just couldn't buy that! Assuming the use of a router providing a LAN to which the 3 PCs are connected the software firewall on one PC will have no effect on any other PC on the LAN. I don't what it was you did or didn't do but I have no idea how the SW firewall (NIS) on one PC would have any impact on the other PCs on which it is not installed. I've used NIS in exactly the same situation (NIS on one PC, ZA on a second, ZeroKnowledge Freedom firewall on a third) and none had any impact on the others; this assumes, of course, that in each case SW firewall the local subnet was declared as a "trusted" zone and thus the devices could all see each other thru the SW firewalls.

Q1. A single router and separate SW firewalls on each PC as you already had!
You might, I suppose, consider having different subnets as you have two routers (connecting them appropriately) both going out through the single broabband connection, but really I can't see the point of this compl... Read more

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i have a cable modem with broadband connection. all is fine, my daughter are now running a rota as to who can use the internet. i want to be able to connect our laptop,( which is set up for the broadband connection if we unplug , from the main computor)and the main pc at the same time for independant internet access using just the one cable modem is the possible and what do i need to buy to do it.

Answer:share broadband connection - with laptop

click here for options have not got broadband yet, but when I do I am going to network our 2 pc's using a router and connect this to the cable modem - hardware firewall in router good for security

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I am a complete novice and i hav 2 new dell computers both running XP home service pack 2.Can anyone help me / give me some advice on how i can share a broadband internet connection between both of my computers.

Answer:How can i share a broadband internet connection

If you have a cable ISP that is connected via Lan you will need a Router (whether it be wired or wireless) with a lan connection or if your connection is via phone line and modem you will need a router/modem combined.As they are new Dell computers they almost certanly have onboard lan for wired connection, if you wish to use wireless they will need wireless PCI card for at least 1 of them.

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I am writing this thread in reference to the link below

I was trying desperately to find a way to share my little cricket usb broadband modem with another laptop. I found no good solutions online. So I just goofed off with it for a while and stumbled upon a solution IN VISTA ULTIMATE x64. Here it goes.

Step 1

Goto the computer that will have the modem attached to it and then goto network connections. Right click on the cricket modem connection and choose properties.
Then click on the far right tab called sharing and check the first box
Take note of the IP Address of your wireless/wired network adapter that you are using to network your computers together.

Step 2

Goto the client computer and click on View Computers and Devices under Network and Sharing. You should have an Internet Gateway Device in the list. Right click on it and enable it.

Step 3

On the client computer goto Network and Sharing and click on Manage Network Connections.
Right click on your network device that you are using to network to the other computer, and click properties. Then click on Internet Protocol Version 4 and click Properties.

Change the settings to what applies to you, but follow the guidelines I give below.


Answer:How to share your Cricket Broadband Connection

What's wrong with Using ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) or Step by step Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) setup in Vista?

You can use static IP addresses on the client computers but it is easier and better to just use dynamic addressing.

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Is it possible to share mobile broadband connection with laptop's own wifi card, this was possible on Windows 8.1, but I can't find that feature on Windows 10 build 9926. Tried different softwares and cmd, but nothing works.

Answer:Is it possible to share a mobile broadband connection on Win 10?

Honestly on WP10 I'm not sure if this is available yet. Remember this is a technical preview - that means alpha at best. Keep on the look out for updates and this will likely be included.

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I have a pc and have just purchased a laptop.
Can you advise the best way to manage broadband on both.
without going for the dearer wireless connection.

I would like the one broadband connection for both and thus pay for the one connection
i have eircom broadband 2mb.

I thought I could plug out the broadband and in to the laptop[. I tried and cannot do this without transferring the account to the laptop.

I have searched the archive but am still confused.

I believe that you can join the two (pc and laptop) using a dedicated usb cable.
even with this i am lost.

If i join the two computers with the usb cable will only one machine have contact with the Internet at any one time.

Is it possible to have Internet on both machines at once.
Can you point to an item in the archive or a tutorial or if soneone wants to go through it step by step i would be very grateful.
Any help would be welcomed.

best regards

Answer:connecting a pc and laptop to share broadband connection

You need a broadband router, then you can have as many machines connected as you like. FWIW, a wireless router will be no more expensive than the wired models, and since this is a new laptop, it probably has wireless capability.

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On occasions I work from home and can connect to work through my ntl broadband usb connection. The problem with this is whilst I have the connection Mrs 'Haven't a clue' is obviously unable to use it to connect on our home PC. Is there some sort of gubbins I can use which will enable me to connect to work and at the same time my wife to connect as well. Some sort of splitting device?cheers guys

Answer:Can I share home broadband connection with work PC

Hi, yes quite easily - go to click here where you will find all the answers. Good luck. lol

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I've just moved and had to set-up a new Internet connection at the new premises, and I've hit a couple of problems.

I have three computers, all wireless-enabled, who are all currently able to connect to each other wirelessly and share files, et cetera. So, the wireless network is fine in that regard.

But, when I plug the wireless router in to the ADSL modem, I cannot get the Internet connection to be shared. If I directly plug the ethernet cable from the ADSL modem in to any of the computers, the Internet connection works fine - just not if it's connected via the router.

I have attached a screen-capture of what I'm seeing on the configuration page for the router ( When I try to click 'Connect', the page refreshed a few times, and then stays as 'Disconnected'.

If anyone can help me with this, I would greatly appreciate it.

Answer:Solved: Getting Wireless To Share Broadband Connection

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i have XPC computer in my 18 wheeler and use Verizon broadband PCMCIA card to access internet. i am trying to share connection using Linksys WAP. I have run network wizard for 'my computer directly accesses the internet and other computers connect through it'. I can access the network but not access the internet. I don't see the Vz software even trying to uplink when I try accessing internet from wifi connected device. Am I beating a dead horse? Does Verizon prevent sharing somehow?

Another option for me might be accessing wifi connection on the road and sharing the resulting connection (via LAN eternet cable). Can that be done? My main goal is to update my Tivo box over the internet.

Answer:can I share my verizon broadband (aircard) connection? so far have not been able to

Not quite sure if I understand you correctly, but if you install a router, you should have no problems with sharing.

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I have 2 computers connected together via an ad-hoc wireless network for sharing files and a printer, and one computer (running windows XP) has cable broadband access (supplied by Telewest), which I want to share with the other computer but I don't want to change the structure of my network. I use USB network adapters for the wireless connection and these work fine.Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:share a cable broadband connection wirelessly

If you really don't want to move to a proper routed network, then you'll need to enable ICS on the host and run the Network Setup wizard on the client. Remember to configure your firewalls to permit ICS traffic through the LAN adapters.

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I have at home an internet broadband connection PPPoE and two computers a desktop one further called PC and a notebook one further called laptop
I've made an ad-hoc wireless network between them
I've tried to share the internet connection through ICS, in order to have internet on laptop too, but from unknown reasons to me it doesn't work

The OS on PC is Windows XP Prof SP2 and on the laptop Windows Vista Ultimate
I've also set the ip for the wireless connection on the PC to, mask and on the laptop ip mask, default gateway and preferred DNS

In Windows vista it appeared connected to the wireless network, but no internet access. When i selected to diagnose the connection it said that it can't find DNS server or something like that.

I must say that the broadband connection has different ip's eveytime it connects. Must the ip's in the wireless connection be the same with the ip' broadband connection?

Answer:Share an broadband internet connection over a wireless network

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Hi All,
I am just trying to set up my new telstra next g wireless broadband to share thru my server, which is running server 2008. I am wanting to configure the client pc's (5 of them) to connect thru the server with a username and password, to access the internet, with managed quota limits for internet usage.
Are there any free programs i can use that can achieve this? And can someone please walk me thru this
PS. I have configured active directory, and iis7

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Hi there,

I've got a desktop with a wired connection to a cable broadband modem (with only one connection on it) and I'd like to have my laptop (which has a wireless card) to share that connection only wireless .... if you know what I mean... anyone tell me what I need to do to get that working? is it possible?


Answer:Get wireless laptop and wired desktop to share wired cable broadband connection?

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Hello Forum Members.I have just acquired a USB 2.0 Data Link Cableand wonder if it is possible to share my broadband connection with my Wifes laptop?The included leaflet does mention about "Network Swich" and Set this Computer as Internet Connection Server, but I am unable to get it to work.I would be very grateful for any advice.Many thanks Rogmur

Answer:Is it Possible to share Broadband on 2 PC's?

Yes you can share broadband on 2 pc's but, you will either need a crossover cable and network cards in both or a router/modemrouter + network cards.

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have 2 pc's running w98se one has access to ntl b/b want to share access to internet with other pc. not bothered about file sharingany suggestions??thanks for any help

Answer:ntl broadband - how do i share

click here and have a look at the link from jazzypop. Think this is what you need. j.

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2 PCS SHARE BROADBAND 2hi, thanks to all you guys who have helped now have blueyonder shared with 2 pcs , but cannot get pcs to shre printer/folders. pcs xp/98se when clicking on either pc ie on winxp pc. select pc2win98 from my network, message says canot access pc2win98. also on win98 pc cannot see pc1winxpanyone to help


I have two Desktops and Laptop. one desktop and Laptop are XP other desktop is 98se. If you have File and printer sharing enabled then it should or may work. First go to Start\Settings\Printers and check the printers have got the blue share mark on them, if not right click and share. Next you have to use the dropdown list where you are printing from to choose the printer to use i.e shared printer. If that does not work. It did not for for one of the Laser printer I use and I had to load Printer on other comp

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Question: Broadband share

Hi, i have a customer who has broadband installed. they are a training organisation. they also have offices that need to be connected to the broadband. i am trying to find out how to connect them to the same connection but having them hidden from each other. at the moment they want wireless to move around with laptops, i could use a vpn on a managed switch and allow access to the broadband port only, but using wireless means i can't specify where they are allowed to go, and how to stop the students seeing the office computers.
i am a bit of a novice at this, but any help would be grately appreciated.


Answer:Broadband share

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Hi I have a desktop and laptop PC. Ntl BB comes to the desktop via an ethernet strasight cable into a Planet 5 port hub.The Lptop connection works as on all the usual swops but not IE or OE. I just cannot get a connection. I have spent 4 hours on the phone to NTL support and the twice I have been connected as soon as I explain the problem I get cut off.Any ideas please, other than sack NTLCheers

Answer:NTL broadband trying to share via a hub

Sorry should have said desktop on (*SE and laptop on XP>Cheers

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I have a computer connected to NTL Broadband and via an ethernet 4-port hub and then another ethernet cable going from the hub to the other computer.When i check the second computer, it says it as limited or no connectivity. The main computer is fine and the internet works.Any help?

Answer:Ethernet hub to share broadband

Hi trying to think back when i connected up 4 PCs, as far as i can rember i had to copy files from the first Pc onto a floppy disc, and load them onto the next PC and so here

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Sorry, I know that this question has been asked several times and I have had a look but none seem to help much. I currently have 512K broadband from PlusNet but I only went for the USB modem package because a friend of mine manages to share his broadband with his brother through network cards and a cable and I also didn't want to spend more for a router since the USB package already came to 116. My friend has installed a network card in 2 of his computers and then connected them with some cable. He said that once that is done, all you need is to set up ICS and then both PCs can use broadband. Is this true? I don't mind having to switch on my PC so that my brother can use the net since I pay for it myself anyways so I should be able to control when he can use broadband. So what type of network cards will I need? Will the cheap 'under 10' ones from ebuyer work? And do both cards have to be identical? And what cable will I also need?I also would like to know whether I can control how much of the connection he can have. For example, if he starts downloading some big file and I don't want him to slow down my connection speeds, then is there some program that will display his current download/upload speed so that I know when he is attempting to download? And also, am I able to stop his downloads if his downloads reduce me down to '56K speeds'? And when our PCs are both connected, how will my brother be able to connect? Will he have to connect as well if I'm already connected or... Read more

Answer:Cheapest way to share broadband?

Get 2 network cards and a cross over cable, plug them in, set up internet connection sharing, which is in XP which i know you have :-) and then you should be able to go.Not to sure on what you can do about the throttling of his download speed though

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hi guys,

i havent got a straight answer from anyone yet but this is a pretty stupid question.

my friend doesn;t have internet at all, i have a broadband connection. is there a way to get my friend to have access at her house by having a adsl router and logging on with my username an password? or does she have to ring up the internet company and get her line activated?

please let me know guys!

cheers for your understanding!


Answer:Can my friend share Broadband?

No ( or not as far as I understand it ) can you share DSL over a distance, now if she was next door and you could either run a ethernet cable or use wireless then yes she could share your net connection as she would be connected to your router, but as I know ADSL works in the UK ( dunno about other countries ISP ) it checks the phone number you are connecting from against the one it has in its database, so you couldnt use if off a different phoneline/number.

She would have to pay for her own connection.

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HiI want to share my broadband connection with my daughters pc, were both using Windows XP, what do I need to buy? I dont want cables everywhere, do i need a router? and 2 x pci wireless network cards? Any help would be appreciatedThanks

Answer:How do I share my broadband between two desktop pc

This click here may help until the Broadband experts come on line.

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Hi, I have wireless broadband on my desktop computer, I also have a laptop but it is not wifi enabled can I still share my broadband connection on my laptop? Thanks

Answer:want to share broadband on my laptop

If you have a spare PCMCIA slot you can install an adapter like click here (example only).

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Hi I feel pretty stupid about this but here goes. I have broadband on my pc. The service was set up using my user account on our home pc. I can access broadband but three other family members can't. They have their own user accounts but every time they try to go on-line they get a "Forbidden, you were denied by access control list" I have tried to follow microsoft website instructions, but they only seem to be relevent if you are using multiple computers. This should be so simple. 4 user settings on the same pc wanting to use broadband. Thanks.

Answer:Users can't share broadband.

Should be something in the setup of your broadband router that lets you set specific Usernames which are allowed access to the router's facilities (including internet).Make sure all users have their usernames on this list.On my Netgear router I have to Login to the routers webpage at click here

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Hi, I know there will be a few of you out there who can help me to help an 82 year old with his computers.He has 2 desk top systems and a laptop, the desk tops are only a few feet away from one another and very near to the incoming BT phone line.All are on Windows XP. The laptop needs to be very portable. he has Broad Band with FSNET (Wanadoo) I suggested a wireles system (dont want him tripping up)I think Belkin do a Broadband Modem router which is suitable for a BT line. My own thoughts are a wireless modem router on the main desk top system and a USB adaptor on the other desktop and laptop. Am I thinking along the right lines, can it be this simple? He will not want to extract files or folders etc from one system to the other if he can its a bonus ( and will also confuse him) Thanks in advance, Prof.

Answer:what Hardware would be best to share Broadband.

A wireless modem router (usually) comes with 4 ports so that up to 4 PCs can be connected by cables. Ideal in this case as the desktops are close together. The lappy can then be connected wirelessly via PCMCIA card. As long as the modem is an ADSL modem/router then any make will work with the BT phoneline.Most major brands even do 'bundles' of routers and cards sold together.Stick with the known names, Linksys/Belkin/Netgear etc and you can't go wrong.Good luck.

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hi,can anyone please helpi have 2-pcs1/ main pc with windows xp home s2, this is connected to internet via telewest blueyonder cable modem/d link router dl-604 (wired-cat 5 cable) working ok.2/ have second pc with either windows 98se or me this connects to internet via dial-up-connectionthis pc has nic card fitted and in device manager is working ok/also a cat5 cable connected to samehow can i setup and connect the above, to use the blueyonder internet (without dial-up-connection) on both pcs independentlyalso if possible connect a 3rd pc in the future as above(wins 95/98/me0

Answer:connect 2 pcs to share broadband

<<< have second pc with either windows 98se or me this connects to internet via dial-up-connectionthis pc has nic card fitted and in device manager is working ok/also a cat5 cable connected to same >>>What is the CAT5 cable connected to? It should be plugged into a second LAN port in the router and, if this is the case, it should already have internet access via the broadband connection. There is nothing more to it than that.<<< also if possible connect a 3rd pc in the future as above(wins 95/98/me0 >>>As long as it has a network adapter installed, plug it into a free LAN port in the router too.

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I bought my wife a laptop for Christmas. I have a desktop PC with a broadband connection. Can I setup the laptop to share my PC broadband instead of having to buy a separate broadband package for the laptop. If so, what additional hardware, etc. will be required. The computers will be used in separate rooms.

Answer:Can my wife's laptop share my PC broadband?

you can setup a wireless network in the house

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I have NTL Broadband via set top box, A PC and a laptop. Both run XP sp1 Both have Ethernet ports and USB. The laptop also also has 2 PCMCIA slots.This a new field for me, what I need to be able to connect to the Ntl broadband around the house without cables?

Answer:What is needed to share NTL broadband (wireless)

Do these pages help click hereclick here

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At the moment I have NTL cable broadband, cable modem, and a wired router, to which I have attached up to 3 pc's and managed to share the internet access successfully.Kids now have Xbox and PSP, and want internet access for these too. How do I do this wirelessly??Simple explanation please, what things do I need to buy? How do I set up wireless internet connection sharing??

Answer:pc, xbox, psp, share broadband wirelessly?

Replace your existing router with a "wireless" one. You could simply plug a Wireless Access Point into one of the existing router's LAN ports, but you will almost certainly find you can buy a wireless router for less than a stand-alone W.A.P.The devices connecting wirelessly then need to have a Wireless Network Adapter installed.Sharing the internet wirelessly is really no different from what you are doing at the moment, except you have to establish the wireless connection between computer and router. This emulates a normal ethernet connection but over a wireless link.

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Heres the deal... I have cable internet at home but I want to be able to dial-up when I am away from home and use my internet connection. Basically I need to make my home computer my personal ISP. I have had suggestions of using remote software like pcanywhere but that shares the desktop... granted I could use the internet that way but that would make more information needed to be transfered slowing down an already slow type of connection. I simply want to be able to dial-up my home computer and have internet like you would with any dial-up service provider... Can anyone please help... thanx

Answer:Need to share broadband over dial-up modem

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Hi, I have just bought a new laptop, before I take it all out of the box can you tell me if I can share my Wireless Broadband which I have on my desktop with it as it has NOT got Wifi but it does have a wireless lan 802.11 whatever that is??? I think I may have made a mistake buying this so I wont take it all out of the box until I can be sure that it will be OK being as it is not wifi, also this new one have Vista on it and my tower has XP home on it will this be OK?....Thanks in advance..Val


If it has 802.11g then it has WiFi. Just connect it the network, which it should detect when switched on. Tick the box to confirm that it will always connect to this network.What makes you think it lacks built in WiFi? What make and model is it?There should be no problem with XP and Vista. I ran the same setup for a short while before replacing my desktop.

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Bit of a problem, I have two wireless adapters and am trying to network a Laptop with Windows 98 to a PC with Windows Xp Professional.I plan to share the broadband connnection over this.The PC has the two computers in the corner on taskbar and is sending out a signal (as far as I can tell). However is not connected.The Laptop has no computers but with a utility I got it picks up that there is a network there, but it wont connect.When I try to use my network places on the PC it just comes up with - Workgroup is not accesible.... please contact the administator... (I'm logged on as the administrator!)Am I doomed 4ever or can ny1 help, has anyone had a similar problemPlease help, Alex

Answer:Wireless Networking - Share broadband

Disable any firewalls that you have running Alex.

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I have cable NTL broadband, and I want to be able to share the internet with computers not only with an ethernet input, but also computers without ethernet, and only ADSL/dial up type inputs, and even USB if possible.

There's lots of things about such as convertors and such, but I wondered if someone could advise the cheapest, easiest option. Is there something like a hub that has ethernet, USB, and other broadband connecting connectors like for BT lines?

Right now I have a Belkin router setup for 4 outputs ethernet outputs, am I best just get small ethernet to other converters?

Answer:Share Cable broadband, to computers without ethernet

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I've got a 3 mobile broadband dongle I'd like to share over WiFi. I've already ticked the ICS options in the properties of the connection, but I've tried several times to use the internet with both iphone and ipod touch without any joy.

The router I have is a Netgear dg834g with latest firmware. The dongle is connected to the side USB port on my laptop.

Can someone provide any ideas on how to do this?


Answer:How to share a mobile broadband dongle over WiFi?

Some wireless vendors inhibit ICS when you're using their dongle, perhaps that's the issue?

You should consider a 3G router which allows you to connect that device directly to the router and share the connection.

What's the ISP and the EXACT make/model of the broadband dongle?

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Currently living in a student house with 8 of us, we have 2 routers leading from cable router downstiars 4 rooms on each floor going from each router. Anyway basically when some one starts streaminh from a website it takes all the bandwith until it completes the download. Meaning for a few of the gamers in the house EXTREME LAG!

Is there any programs, or routers, that could even distribute out say 6.25 mb to each room, then no one can hogg the whole thing.

Basically its sunday night now, everyone is streaming their tits off and I can't get on battle field unless i pull their cables out!

please help

Answer:Virgin 50mb broadband house share 8 people problem?

bumping my thread

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Info: Single desktop with dedicated cable modem on NIC (winxp).
Linksys PCI wireless card
Wireless equipped laptop (winxp)

How do I configure so that the laptop can share the broadband?

Answer:help plz: want to config wireless PCI card to share desktop's broadband with laptop

You will have to setup Internet Connection Sharing. Try the linksys software that came with the cards.

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I know that generally i need a router and have to plug the TW modem into router/switch combo, setup MAC address cloning, then attach PC's to router/switch ports but was wondering if i can set it up without router..?Telewest BB connection just has the Motorola sb4200 surfboard cable modem plugged straight into PC 01 via installed NIC.Can i add an additional NIC into PC 01, connect it with RJ45 CAT 5 x-over cable to a PCMCIA NIC for the laptop (PC 02) to get an Internet connection using ICS in Windows XP that runs on PC 01, or do i have to go with the router option, any help, alternative solutions (bridging), suggestions, thanks in advance...

Answer:Telewest BB Connection Help (share connection)

Personal opinion would be to go down the router road. However:Why not consider wireless?It's relatively cheap these days.2 wireless pci adapters will allow you to connect both machines for file sharing and pc1 can be used as PC 2's web access. You can buy 2 wireless adapters (802.11b) from ebuyer for 40 delivered and no doubt cheaper from the local PC shop. The only downside to this method is pc1 has to be switched on if PC requires web access.If you go to the blueyonder networking section click here they'll quite happily supply you with netgear products to the tune of 111 for a router, wireless pcmcia card for laptop and usb wireless adapter for PC (802.11b).Definitely consider wireless, especially with the summer coming up and that nice Chardonnay you been saving can be sipped whilst you while away endless hours surfing on the lounger in the garden.Happy hunting

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I am using BT Yahoo Broadband, (software version 3) with a ZOOM USB ADSL modem and XP SP2. This works very well. Yesterday I upgraded the drivers for the modem. After the installation the broadband connection now appears in the ?Dial Up & Virtual Private Network Settings? section under Connections of Internet Options and is set as default and is the only item listed. Previously this box was blank and my connection was listed as a LAN connection. The help guide in BT Yahoo Broadband says the connection should be listed in ?Dial Up & Virtual Private Network Settings?. The connection works fine, but now, when I connect to BT Yahoo Broadband, Internet Explorer or Firefox, I get a dial up connection box like I used to get on a dial up modem. I have set this box to connect automatically and it disappears after a second or two, but I am sure I shouldn?t get this box. I have searched BT Yahoo?s help guide and the only mention of this says that I must have some old dial up software still listed. This is not the case as I have been on broadband for almost 3 years and have never had a dial up connection on this PC.I appreciate that it?s a minor irritant, but any help would be appreciated!

Answer:DialUp Connection window with broadband connection

Your description sounds very much like my BB connection had been all the time I've had it (just over a year), so perhaps your previous modem drivers did something different from what is now normal.

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Hi. I am at a hotel in China and trying to connect my computer directly to a broadband modem. Gateway MX 6931 windows XP media edition (completely updated). I figured out how to set up a new broadband connection and everything works fine...however the computer is recognizing two connections on one line. One Local area connection (under LAN in network connections) is "limited or no network connectivity" and says marvel yukon 88e8038 PCI fast ethernet controller. Under broadband connections, is the connection I just set up which is working fine. However this LAN connection is screwing up the internet performance and is sending and receiving small amounts of data...and hence is limited. How to disable it, delete it or whatever? If I disable it, it disconnects the broadband connection. This is driving me crazy.

have tried restarting, registry cleaner, etc. to no avail.

Thanks for your help

Answer:XP is recognizing a broadband and lan connection at the same time on one connection

sorry says "limited or no connectivity" no "network"

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hi all, I'm a newbie, but have spent some time searching thru prievous posts and upon other forums without finding an answer, so I apologise in advance if this is simpleton stuff.

I've moved into a mates house, who has moved to australia but left me his PC.

His setup is as follows: a 1ghz athlon running winxp home edition and is connected via a vigor2200usb router to a usb external alcatel speedtouch 330 modem, housed in a separate room to his PC. He used to run his PC and multiple xbox's from the router with no problems via his ISP PIPEX adsl account which.. I'm supposed to take over.

I've brought into the mix my own PC : P4 1.5 ghz running WINME which used to connect fine and run smoothly via a dialup 56k modem and ISP freeserve. I notified them I was moving but upon getting here was unable to access the internet from that PC, even if I removed the broadband connections (microfilters) from the house. (v90 modem now removed along with dial up settings)

I began to get "poproxy.exe has caused an error in KERNEL32.DLL" messages on bootup which i've traced to my about to expire copy of Norton AV, which is now removed.

In addtition I started to get weird error messages on startup to do with "program X causing an error in KERNEL32.DLL" which I gather can be for "reason X". (I'm looking into one being a possible virus) I've elimnated those errors now,via msconfig running only a bare minimum of starting task... Read more

Answer:2 pc LAN but cant share net connection

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Hello all,

I have one wireless connection on one pc at home and i am trying to share
it with another two pcs all connected via ethernet (hub) so what is the easiest way to
set this up and i wonder if my connection speed is 256 kb will it be enough for the 3 machines to open messengers and check mail all at the same time ?
I have win xp sp3

I appreciate any help

thank you

Answer:How to share one connection on 3 pcs ?

Well, as long as you're patient it'll probably do.

Is that wireless connection to a wireless router? If so, you simply bridge the wireless and wired connections in the one machine and connect the wired port to that switch. The other machines connected to the switch will have access to the router as long as that wireless machine is running.

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is there any way to setup my imac running mac os 9 and windows xp computer into a network so that they can share the broadband connection? The router only has one slot so I will buy a hub but i just wanted to make sure so i don't waste money

Answer:mac and pc share connection?

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i am wanting to share my wi fi connection with another device with an ethernet cable.can i or how?

Answer:share my connection

dont know how to edit my prev. post , but i read that i could change an option to allow others to use this connection on my laptop but cant find it because im new to vista.

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When i had windows XP installed, i never had trouble tranfering from one network share to another... I would at least get roughtly 25MBs.. but with Vista (32 & 64) and Windows 7, transfering between network shares is super slow.. could takes days sometimes...

is this happening to other people??

Answer:vista: Network Share to Local = ~50MB/s | Share to Share = 1MB/s.. Huh?

I believe, this is also caused when I have to transfer files from my ipod. that it has to cache on my computer, and then transfer to the network share / computer, this is my theory, I never tested it ofc, maybe someone with more knowledge could help.

it's like unpacking a rar into a network share.

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I've recently networked two computers, a newer HP Pavilion (XP-h) and an older Compaq Presario (ME) using a d-link router. Both computers have a dial-up connection when needed (which is rare) but on occasions it would be nice to have both computers online at the same time.

Is there a way to do this? I know I could do it easily with a broadband connection, especially because I'm using a router anyway, but that's just not needed here.


Answer:share a dial-up connection

you can do Internet Connection Sharing. You will have to choose which one will be the 'gateway', but I wouldn't recommend it on a dial-up service.

Actually I wouldn't recommend it period. It's a pain in the rear when something goes wrong.

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 I connect to the internet on my computer but can't seem to share it so another computer connect to mine on like a small home network can use it. Please help. I would like ot know how to do this with dial up and broadband please

Answer:I can't seem to share my internet connection?

Insufficient information. At what part of creating a LAN are you?

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Recently i bought an xbox 360, and i am trying to connect it to the internet by using my Vista PC.

my PC is wirelessly connected to the internet, and i am trying to connect the xbox to the internet through an ethenet cable.

When trying to share my internet connection, i get the error message that is in the attachment
Any help is much appriciated, and thank you in advance

Answer:Cannot allow my Vista PC to share connection

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My parents have a Dell desktop running windows XP and a new HP 64bit desktop running Windows 7 64bit. They have an actiontec wireless modem/router. I can connect the modem to the Dell computer and get an internet connection. I can move the modem to the other roon and connect it to the new computer and get an internet connection. I cannot get it to work on both.

I connected the modem to the HP computer using ethernet port 1 on the modem and the Dell on ethernet port 2 via a long ethernet cable. I cannot enable ICS on Win 7 because it doesn't see anything else connected. The Dell says nothing is connected to the LAN. Not sure what is going on unless the ethernet cable is bad or possibly too long. Any ideas?

Later this morning I am going to take a multimeter over and do a continuity check on the ethernet cable (I crimped the ends on) and make sure it is good. Am I correct is saying that it should be a "straight through" ethernet cable? Just wondering if there's any other setting I should check while I'm there.

Answer:Cannot share internet connection

Is it a router you've connected your computer to? If it is, make sure you've enabled NAT in the router...
Often you can access those settings by opening either:, or
username: admin
password: 1234 (or none)

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Hi, i have an alpha usb device which catches wireless signals at my home and that device is connected to my laptop. my laptop wifi is not working so i purchased this device in my laptop so i have an easy access to internet through that device. i want to share that internet connection with my desktop. i dont want to purchase another device for my desktop. so i tried this:

i connect my desktop pc to my laptop through crossover cable. then i select my desktop pc tcp/ip properties and clicked on obtain and ip address automatically. then clicked ok.

then i went to wireless network connection of my laptop. then properties -->advanced then enable sharing. beneath that check box there is a scroll down list. 2 options in this list. through LOCAL AREA NETWORK / BLUETOOTH. I select local area network. then i click ok but it is showing an error. what is happening?

Answer:share internet connection

Where are you catching the wifi signal from

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Well i finally got rid of my ntl 600k service because of inumerable problems and im waiting for my new "pipex" adsl BB service to be switched on,thing is my daughter who lives next door has been at me to connect our pc's together to share the connection.she has been advised that a simple network cable will suffice as long as my pc is switched on but as she would be a bit on the nocturnal side a separate cable would be required to enable her to use it while my pc is off.The distance involved woud be approx 15 mts and i would run any cables on the external wall.I run windows xp and the other pc runs windows me.If someone could advise on the simplest way i could achieve this i'd be eternally grateful.Many TIA.

Answer:share my adsl connection ???

If you use a router to connect the two computers then your computer will not need to be on, you connect your computer to one of the router ports and then connect the modem to the router and lastly connect your daughters PC to the router and she will be able to share without your PC being on.

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Hi there,

I am currently trying to set up some internet sharing action, and am having a bit of difficulty. Ok, so there is a wireless network in the house I am in, my laptop has wireless in built, but my desktop has no wireless card so as I am in the attic of the house, I am unable to just use an ethernet cable to connect it to the internet. I DO, however, have a cat 5 crossover cable, and was just wondering if it is possible to go from wireless router to wireless laptop, then through a WIRED connection to the desktop?

I've been trying for about half an hour now, but no joy. Am I just being stupid, or do I just create a connection between the desktop and the laptop and then bridge it with the wireless connection? is there something that I need to activate that I've missed?

I have just bought a wireless card, and it should be arriving next week, but I just thought it might be interesting to someone to solve this question.

thanks guys

Answer:Trying to share an internet connection

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My ISP disbled my router to only allow 2 devices to connect through router (PC and Laptop). I want to connect Iphone too but since Iphone doesn't support PPPoE I cannot log in to internet. I tried to share pppoe connection in my laptop but it doesn't work....Is there any other way (besides buying other router) to let iphone connect to internet. I am using Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

Answer:Share PPPoE connection?

Quote: Originally Posted by liks

My ISP disbled my router to only allow 2 devices to connect through router (PC and Laptop). I want to connect Iphone too but since Iphone doesn't support PPPoE I cannot log in to internet. I tried to share pppoe connection in my laptop but it doesn't work....Is there any other way (besides buying other router) to let iphone connect to internet. I am using Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

As long as one of your PCs has a WiFi card it can create its own wireless hot spot using Connectify.

I use it to connect my own iPhone to the internet when I'm too far from my router and it works a treat.

It allows you to be both connected to a router wirelessly and to be acting as a WiFi access point at the same time.

It is one of the most versatile networking apps out there.


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Hello. I got 2 computers at work and only one has internet connection.
So I have one with winxp sp1 installed and one with win98. Internet connection is on winxp on USB (PPP0E), and I cannot share (or I don't know what settings should make on win98). Can you help me?

Answer:how to share PPP0E connection ?

you would need to purchase a router to make the pppoe connection if you wish to share with both pcs at the same time. Or if your fine with only one having acces at anygiven time you would need to get a pppoe connection manager thats 98 compatible as win98 doesn't natively do pppoe like xp.

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Hello There,

I have been using windows since forever on my Computers.
For years I have been using Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit on My Main PC and Secondary PC.

Normally I would create a Homegroup on the Main, And get the Secondary to join.
I'd then Share my Dialup Connection, And the Secondary PC has internet too, To play MMOs, Download, and anything else.
All by just using my LAN Cable to connect the two.

But this doesn't work on Windows 8.1 Pro

I have seen LOTS and LOTS of step by step "Solutions" Which I have followed to the letter but couldn't achieve anything at all.

Can anybody please help me solve this problem so I can have internet on both of my PCs again?
And can Windows 7 Ultimate share Internet to Win 8.1 Pro still? Or is it Win 8.1 Pro too broken to even be shared to?

Please help me it is urgent and I've wasted 2 days trying to solve this, I have a killer flu and I need to fix this before Monday

Kind Regards

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Hi. I'm having this problem in Windows 8 where I can't share the Internet with another PC, which runs Windows XP. My Internet connection name displays as "Unidentified network" which I think disables ICS and sharing altogether. I've also tried changing configurations in the HomeGroup and, although a second connection called "Network 2" set as "Private network" appears, it disappears after I reboot the PC. Any help please?

Answer:Can't share Internet connection

Maybe this tutorial will help. It helps to use a crossover cable for this connection but I believe there are ways around that. The second link shows settings more specific to setting up connection sharing with XP machines.
Internet Connection Sharing - Enable - Windows 7 Forums
Internet Sharing using Cross-Over cable - Windows 7 Forums

You will also want to leave the Home group if you set one up. Home groups are made for Windows 7 machines only.

If you need to share files between those machines you should set up a Workgroup using the same workgroup name for all machines in the workgroup.
Workgroup Name - View and Change - Windows 7 Forums

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i have just installed a speedtouch pc modem in my computer instead of usb and it is much more stable.however i have internet connection sharing and it no longer works.when i switch the second pc on it disconnects the modem and when i turn it off it reconnects.the second pc sees the first and vice versa but modem goes offline.any ideas.darren

Answer:cant share internet connection please help

When replacing the USB modem, did you disable "Internet Connection Sharing" on the old connection and then enable it on the new connection in the Network Connections Folder?

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Hello. 1st I'd like to excuse myself for possible grammatical fails in my problem, I'm not American nor Britainian so please accept my excuse.

Okay, here's the problem.

I'm connecting to internet via Wi-Fi USB adapter and my connection works great. But few days ago friend brought his PC to me so we could do some online gaming over night but there my problems started. We connected both PC's with ethernet cable in this scheme (My PC - ethernet cable - unset router - ethernet cable - his PC)

Okay the problem is that when I set up the LAN, I can't connect to the internet ( I noticed that I can surf the internet when I share my Wireless connection in advanced settings, so I use that trick to connect to the Internet when I need to ) but we can play in LAN.

So here's the real conflict. Why can't I share my internet connection to his PC. I allow my Wireless Network Connection sharing but he can't connect to the internet.

We're both using WinXP SP3 and we have almost same PC's. So can anyone help me?

I am even willing to use TeamViewer for easier help if someone can help me?

Answer:Can't share my internet connection

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I'm having a bit of trouble.. I'm trying to get the two ethernet ports on my mobo to share a internet connection, but when i chose advanced under the port connected to router, i dont get a "Share this connection" button, nor do i get it on the other port.

If i try to run the "Setup Home Network Wizard", it doesnt open.. i get nothing. I had this working fine until i reformatted and reinstalled... Mobo is Asus A7N8X Deluxe... Can anyone help me out?


Answer:Can't share interent connection

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I need some help in establishing Internet connection sharing. I've got 2 laptops. Both are WiFi and Ethernet enabled. The 3rd piece of hardware is a WiFi router (I call it a "modem"), which acts as a bridge basically at this point. It's this one here:
HUAWEI wireless home gateway HG 530 (its official title)
The Internet connection to the ISP is a wired PPPoE one. There's RJ-45 cable that enters our apartment from the outside (I assume that there's a major router that serves the whole building with Fiber Optic all the way down to ISP itself, but I'm not sure and it's irrelevant to my issue here). I used to connect that RJ-45 cable into an appropriate jack on one of the laptops and I have a PPPoE W7 connection (called a High Speed Connection in Windows environment). So I just "dial" that Internet connection with username and password provided to me by my ISP. It's a regular Ethernet connection as far as HG530 is concerned. Then I started using laptop's WiFi to reach the HG530. I still use the same Windows PPPoE connection for dialing. It saves me having a cable on the floor which (the cable) was reachable by my cat who likes to chew stuff. So that's what I have right now.
I want to make it clear that it's NOT a WiFi Internet connection (there're zillions of threads all over the Net how to share it -- I wouldn't be asking it AGAIN here!). Internet connection is still a wired one. It's the... Read more

Answer:Need help to share Internet connection

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In the room where my PC is, I also have my xbox. I do not have a wireless adaptor (yet) for my 360 and the cat cable coming into the room is just long enough to reach the pc. So if I want to go on live, I have to move the xbox near the cable and pull the cable from the back of the pc (which sucks if I need it while on live).

The motherboard that I have has 2 onboard NICs, is it possible to use one for an incoming network connection/to the router and use the other to connect my xbox to provide Internet access to it? How would one go about dong this? Thanks

Answer:Is it possible to share my pc's network connection w/ my 360?

Might be better to just pickup a cheap switch, and hook the PC and xbox up to it?

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to start off i am using one of thoes modems called the UM150 provided by verizon wireless, its a modem that connects to your computer through USB. it uses a software that you install on your computer to manage the internet connection.

what i am trying to do is "share" that connection with my xbox 360. but the only way my xbox accepts internet connection is through a ethernet cable, so my current setup is the UM150 to the USB port on my laptop, an ethernet cable from my laptop to a router, and my xbox is connected through the router also.

is there any way i can connect my xbox to the internet through my computer?

my xbox360 has a text connection program, it cannot discover a DNS

Answer:Share internet connection

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If I linked two PC's together with a basic ethernet connection, would both be able to access the net (cable bb) or just the PC with the cable connection?

Answer:2 PC's - 1 Internet connection - Will it share?

click here - there is a guide here which may help. Posted in this thread: click here

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I want my wii to connect to the internet, but I need to share the internet and I have a dongle (mobile broadband) is there any way to connect it? If so please share!

Answer:How to share network connection with wii?

You'll be plugging your wii into the computer for this.

1. Plug in your console (WII, Xbox 360, PS3) and allow it to acquiring ip address.
2. click on the Windows button and type "network and sharing center" and enter
3. on the left right under manage wireless networks, should say change adapter settings click that
4. right click local area connection and disable it.
5. right click local area connection and click properties.
6. there should be a tab that says sharing go to that tab.
7. there is a box that says allow other network users to connect through this computers internet connection. uncheck it if it is checked.
8.hit ok then right click local area connection and enable it.
9 now select both your wireless network connection and the local area connection and right click and it should have the option to bridge connections. when you click bridge it will do its thing and should work when its done.

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Hello everybody.I registered to forum to find a way to share my internet connection to my other computer with the xp installed.Should I open a new topic? Or can someone direct me if there is a open topic about this already.

note:English is not my native lanaguage so I apologise for any mistakes in writing or if something is unreadable

Answer:Way to share my internet connection?

Here's a checklist of things for ICS and file sharing for 2 croslinked computers (This is what works for Win 7 and XP):

- both computers set to the same workgroup
- restarts
- advanced sharing settings - all things turned on (network discovery etc.) except for password protected sharing
- bridged the connection with the internet
- turned on Internet Connection Sharing for the internet connection - this forced an ip to the other connection ( and gave an option to select which connection should have access to the ICS (the second connection or the bridge - you choose the second / crosslinked cable connection)
- shared some folders on both computers
- worked instantly (the other pc aquired a correct ip and internet)

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I have bought 2 Wireless Desktop Network Cards and installed them both (1 on each computer). They have picked up each other's signals and connected to each other perfectly fine.

My question is, how do I share my Internet connection with the computer that doesn't have Internet access? The guy at the shop told me it's possible to do this but there's no instructions or anything in the box to tell you how.


Answer:How Do I Share My Internet Connection Between PC's?

Launch the Network Setup Wizard. Go to Control Panel -> Network and Internet Connections -. Network Setup Wizard.

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can I share an internet connetion betwenn a mac and pcMac is OS X and PC is win 98 SEthey are connected via a crossover cable and already share filesISP is bt broadband through an ADSL modem

Answer:share an internet connection

Look at this :click here

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I have access to an internet connection that uses mac address filtering and timed sessions. i.e., from 30mins to 366days. I want to use my connection (I have a 366day account) to the network as a hotspot for my iPhone without having to go through the hassle of either getting another 366day pass or the grief associated with spoofing the mac address in order to get online with my phone. I also don't want to use iTunes because it will mess up my iPod's stuff too. And adding a new device has already cost me a library of stuff and due to "we can't confirm xyz, have a great day" after it was all deleted. (I changed those settings now though from the default burn all not the same" even if a few are just renamed to save scrolling. Anyway going off tangent their.

How can I use my laptop as a pseudo router so that the mac filter doesn't interfere with my phone? ICS through the windows networking doesn't show my laptop as a separate WiFi connection, ie transmit as a router would. (the phone will though but also rack up a fortune in data charges though.)

Please can someone help me with this. I have tried more than one so called how to that has not done what it said it would, which is turn my laptop into a pseudo-wireless router and at the same time maintain my connection to my internet connection.

And thanks to MSN giving me grief with the new format, basically because I am not using the same computer/apartment/ISP etc... that I used when I sig... Read more

Answer:how 2 share internet connection?

You apparently are trying to abuse your internet access, and we do not help with such activities. Please review the rules.


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I am trying to set up an internet connection share. I cant share files because the host pc is XP Pro with NTFS and the network pc is Windows 98 Fat32. When I did the setup the Wizard said I could use the XP disk in the 98 system to complete the task. I also followed the directions from this note,

From: Daniel <[email protected]>
Date: Sunday, March 07, 2004 3:05 PM

Try this:
"Just plug the Crossover cable into the two computers. To set it up go to Control Panel/Network.

If there is and entry there for TCP/IP fine. If not you need to add it. Click Add the Protocal/Add. Select Microsoft and select TCP/IP and OK.

Once you have TCP/IP install highlight it and click properties. Click specifiy IP address and insert Enter sub net mask of

You may get asked if you want to re-boot at this stage. Decline as there is more to do.

Click File and Printer sharing and tick both boxes. Now you can re-boot.

Do the same on the other computer but this time enter an IP address if with the same mask. Install file and printer sharing as well and reboot.

Once the computers have re-booted you need to set up sharing. Right click on any drive or folder in Windows Explorer and clcik Sharing. Click shared as: Either axcept the name offered or enter one of your own. In access type I would suggest Full if you are the only one to be using these computers, otherwise enter passwords if required.

Do this for every Dri... Read more

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I was going to reformat my sister computer so she wanted me to transfer some files on my computer so she can keep those file after reformatting and move it back to her computer, but for some reason my LAN connection is not sharing any files with all of my computer (4 computers) but I can still get internet connections... can anyone help me out ASAP please!!!

Answer:unable to share my lan connection

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i have Shared my USB wingle device b/w two PC's .. just by simply allowing my wingle adapter to allow other Users to use internet.. no advance options Use nor any software..
resulting my client PC has slow connection and also PC became slow..
i want to improve the connection speed and also my Client PC speed..
Help required..

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I am running xp pro on a host and client computer using a Pantech UM175 to connect with my wireless broadband. I am running a CAT5 cable from host to client and using a standard ethernet switch. I know my LAN is connected because I can see the files on the host computer from the client (but not the other way around - weird and it pings o.k. The "Local Area Connection" shows little or no connectivity and I cannot connect to the internet on my client computer. I have run the network setup wizard and repair but not success. Any ideas out there? Thank you for any help on this...:confused

Answer:cannot share internet connection

how do you connect to the internet? do you have a cable modem or dsl or something? also, are you using a home router at all?

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I have one PC that is connecting wirelessly to a network

I have a laptop that I can't get the wireless to work on (this is due to a physical fault)
I've tried using an external wireless USB stick - but no joy
Basically it's an old and battered laptop

How can I share the internet connection from the PC (that's getting the connection wirelessly)?
Can I join the PC and the laptop with an ethernet cable and share the connection??
If so, how?


Answer:How can I share an internet connection from one PC?

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Im planning to have a computer shop/internet cafe with 8 PCs. I have a Linksys Router w/ 4 Ethernet port and a DSL modem. I'm planning to use windows 2000/windows xp pro for the workstations and windows server 2003 for the server. How can I connect all my PC that it can share my DSL connection and they can share files and communicate with each other.

Answer:Im trying to network 8 PC and share my DSL connection.

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Hi there,
My LAN is using 192.168.xx.xx network. but I have a small office in Indonesia which all 4 users connects their notebook and retrieve email using SecurID(VPN). They are always connected and my VPN gives a 10.10.xx.xx IP address. my printer is network enabled and is plugged to the router(print server enabled). How do i share this printer with the users always connected to VPN. ?? pls help..

Answer:How to share printer over VPN connection?

well, if you have a print server on the network, and your outside users are VPN'd in, they should be able to ping to the address of that print server. If they can, you can direct them through the Add Printer Wizard, have them manually configure a new Standard TCP/IP port, and then add the print drivers. After that you should be good to go.

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I am using a dial up wireless internet modem on one computer and wish to share this connection across the entire home group.

Does anyone know how to do this?

Thanks for any help.

Answer:How do you share a dial up connection?

I would think you need to set one up in Network and Sharing Centre, then in Sharing tab in Properties, select the appropriate option. Give it a go.

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I have a Win XP Pro SP1 box and Win NT 4 box. The XP box is connected directly to an ISDN connection. Both boxes have ethernet cards.

Can I share the internet connection by connecting both boxes to a router, establish the internet connection from the xp box, then connect the NT box somehow?


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I have two small offices in different location the far between each other around 5Km each office. What the diagram will be look like of the hardware and layout that you suggest for each location and if there is any choices could you explain why especially for the devices we will use and what brands and do i need a server or network printer if i need where it shuold be. thank you

Answer:How Do I Share An Internet Connection?

You want to share an internet connection between two small offices 5Km apart? 5Km as in 3+ miles? Contact your local telecommunication companies and see what they can offer.

I hope you have other reasons for wanting your own private network between these offices as any solution is going to be far more expensive than two internet connections.

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Hi guys!
I have a server with Windows server 2003.

I want to connect to internet with it without having Internet for itself.
I mean:
- It dials the internet connection
- By DHCP, it gives IP, Gateway and DNS addresses to clients machine
- Clients have Internet
- Server doesn't have internet

Is it possible?

Answer:Share internet connection

I think i may be getting the wrong end of the stick here. Is that not what a router is for?

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Is it possible to share a dial-up connection through network cards in two different computers as long as they are connected together? If so, how do I do it?

Answer:Possible to share dial-up connection?

clancaster23 said:

Is it possible to share a dial-up connection through network cards in two different computers as long as they are connected together? If so, how do I do it?Click to expand...

Just remember that you're bandwidth is going to be way dogged down trying to do this. We're talking zipolay bandwidth (OK, you'll have some, but probably just enough to frustrate you!)

Second, your Internet provider will definitely frown on this unless you use something (like a router) to mask the fact that you're using two systems at one time to access the Net. (Can't remember if Win9x or XP's Internet Connection Sharing does this masking automatically, but it seems to me that Win9x doesn't. I could be wrong).)

If you're using Win9x, you have to enable Internet Connection Sharing, I believe it is, in the Control Panel's Add/Remove Software: Click on the Windows tab and go to ... (have to look real quick ...) Internet Tools and enable Internet Connection Sharing. Too, firewalls may not work in this configuration either, so keep that in mind.

Hope this helps,

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My sister has a desktop and a laptop. she has a standard 512kb aol internet connection and two modems. what is the best (cheapest and easiest) way to enable her to share the internet connection with both machines and will it enable her to use both computers to brouse the interweb at the same time? Is a network required or is there some way opf utilising both modems to save doing that?Thanks in advance!

Answer:How do I share an internet connection between 2 pc

is to use 1 modem and link the two computers with a crossover network cable

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I have 3 computers in 3 separate rooms. When my daughter comes home from college she will have a notebook computer. Without having to disconnect the ethernet cable from the back of her Desktop PC is there a way to split the male end to 2 female ends. This would allow me to connect 2 short male to male ends. One to the PC and one to the notebook. Does such an inexpensive splitter exist. I was able to split my phone lines like this and that splitter was about 2 bucks. Do they make them for RJ45 ends?

Answer:how to share one ethernet connection

What you need is a router, and I'd recommend a wireless one so anyone with a laptop can connect without cabling.

Here's an Open Box router and wireless adapter for $23:
The modem connects to the router, and the router shares the connection with any and all computers connecting to it. So you can all be on the internet at the same, and even sahre files amongst yourselves.

A simple splitter won't work.

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Dear all
i know there is atopic with the same name but it doesn't solve my problem
any how i want to do the same work by sharing a printer with a vpn in connection but
when i ping it its giving me a message
requested time out
if i disable the VPN it connects normally
i don't know what to do really

Answer:Share printer over VPN connection?

Where is the printer located? On a Domain or Workgroup?
Is the Printer Shared already? If not that needs to be done at the location.
Do you have permission to use such shared printer?
Are you at work or at home?
Are you trying to use a printer on your Workgroup at the same time you connect to your company domain via VPN?
Are you on your company laptop?
Do you have permission granting you access to change administration functions on your company laptop.

The last one is very important because it would allow you to add your home printer to your laptop and you could use this printer any time you're connected over the VPN tunnel. If you can't get admin rights, then you need to bring the printer CD/DVD or have a support tech add your printer to your laptop. Ticket would need to be generated though? If required by your companies policies?

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win 2000 on seven machines one upgrade 98 to 2000 is isdn connected server.
How do I connect the lan is set to use dns.
regards Alan

Answer:how do I share dialup connection

You'll hate me before this is all over!

Please don't post your questions twice, it's against TSG policy.

Here's the original question:

I'm closing this one.

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