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    delta2cain1 is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Default any suggestion for configuring my internet connection

    here is the deal . this is how my net connection (ADSL connection)works
    1. telephone line comes into my dsl filter.
    2. dsl filter goes to the modem.
    3.modem gives 2 lines 1 to phone and other to my computer via a usb jack.

    the problem : i just got a 2nd pc and i need to connect some how to the same Internet connection.

    how do i it.

    (No i cant split the phone line in first because then if one connects then other will get disconnected)

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    If you post the specific brand/model of the modem you're using, it will be helpful.

    If your modem definitely has no way of connecting through Ethernet, then you can set the computer that it's plugged into via USB to act as a gateway and then share the connection to your home network. The second computer will only be able to access the internet while your primary one is turned on though, that is the only major drawback.

    I can't remember how to do it at the moment, since I've only ever needed to do it once on a couple of old Win98 boxes, but Windows XP has a networking wizard which should be able to walk you through the process of setting it up.

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    Get a router. Probably the easiest way. And where do you live? In some countries new adsl modems comes with support for multiple computers, kinda like an built in router in the modem except that its not an router lol.
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    He said it's a USB modem though, so he won't be able to plug it into a router. I asked for the model number just to be sure though, in case it's just that he neglected to mention it has an ethernet port on it.

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    Easy as hell.
    Internet goes into PC through USB and goes out through ethernet through ICS into a router or directly into the other PC.

    Job's done!

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    Or, if you have a laptop, go from house to house in your car, stealing the internet for your second computer. :3

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    the model is aztech dsl206u

    nope it does not have a ethernet port on it just line in ,line out , (for the phone) and usb B port

    And Jakko it is very difficult to balance my laptop on my bike :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by delta2cain1 View Post
    the model is aztech dsl206u

    nope it does not have a ethernet port on it just line in ,line out , (for the phone) and usb B port

    And Jakko it is very difficult to balance my laptop on my bike :P
    So, get one of those basket accessories and put it on your bike. It will help with your balance and multi-tasking. Follow this formula, and you'll be a model in no time, honey-buns. Balancing books is too old school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jyuu View Post
    directly into the other PC.
    Don't you need a crossover cable for that?

    @jakko
    You could also make the phone cables with aligators clips and jack payphones lines...

    Anyway some COPYPASTA from interweb!

    There are many different ways to connect two computers to each other without being a hacker, for instance

    Use a hub/switch
    Use a router
    Use a direct cable connection
    Use a crossover network cable
    Use USB connection
    I will describe these briefly below, with pros and cons.

    Networking using a hub
    Using a hub to connect computers, is basically the same as building a LAN. A switch is a more competent and expensive hub. Hubs are cheap, around $30.
    Pros: Fairly easy, good speed 10 or 100 MBps, comes in kits found in computer stores
    Cons: Requires two IP-addresses, no security
    Setup: Each PC needs one NIC that goes to the hub, which in turn is connected to the cable modem. Then the network adapters need to be configured in Windows so that the computers work well on the same network. The sharing of the connection is provided by your setup of the network and the hub.

    Networking using a router
    A router is needed for a more advanced network, and therefore it is harder to setup. It is also more expensive, with very few priced under $200.
    Pros: Requires only one IP address, functions as a firewall, good speed 10 or 100 MBps
    Cons: Expensive, harder to setup
    Setup: Same as for a hub, plus that the router needs to be setup as well, according to its manual. The sharing of the connection is provided by your setup of the network and the router. You do read manuals, don't you...?

    Using a direct cable connection - peer to peer or null modem connection
    Direct cable connection is a supported feature of Windows, and it uses a crossover serial or parallel cable. 'Crossover' means that the cable is twisted with respect to it's internal wiring; some of the wires change places in the connector plugs. It is very easy to use the wizard to establish the connection. When the connection works, you just use Internet Connection Sharing, ICS, which is also a Windows feature. ICS is available in Windows version 98 Second Edition and over. There are also several commercial products like Wingate that shares your connection once you have the PCs networked.
    Pros: Dead simple, requires a crossover serial or parallel cable, only requires one IP address
    Cons: Low speed ~ 0.1 MBps
    Setup: Use a crossover serial or parallel cable, and then in Windows create a New Connection, and choose Direct Connection. Setup one PC as "Host' and one as "Guest". This done, use ICS to share the connection, as described above under "peer-to-peer".

    Using a crossover network cable
    This is basically the same as using the above mentioned null modem, except you connect two NICs by a crossover network cable. 'Crossover' means that the cable is twisted with respect to it's internal wiring; some of the wires change places in the connector plugs. Here too, you use Internet Connection Sharing in Windows, as described above under "peer-to-peer". One PC is setup as a host, and the other as a guest.
    Pros: Fairly easy, good speed 10 or 100 MBps, only requires one IP address
    Cons: Well, you might still have to fiddle with your network settings.
    Setup: Install the NICs and setup up the network adapters in Windows. Then use ICS to share the connection.

    USB connections
    OK, this is not a separate type of connection; it's just another type of connectors that have driver support in Windows already. You can use a NIC or a modem with a USB adapter and then use a hub or a router. Or you can make a direct cable connection using a USB direct cable cable (~$50) and some software.
    Pros: Easy, good speed 4-8 MBps
    Cons: USB not super reliable
    Setup: Insert USB cable and then use ICS, if you use a direct connection. If connected to hub/router, see above.


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