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Getting internet for desktop from laptop

Discussion in 'Networking' started by surferboy2888, Sep 26, 2008.

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  1. surferboy2888

    surferboy2888 Thread Starter

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    is it possible for my desktop to get internet by hooking a cord from laptop to desktop tower?

    I dont know if you need computer specs but here are some that might help

    Laptop:
    Dell Vostro 1400
    Windows Vista Home
    1 Year Old

    Desktop:
    Compaq Presario S4200NX
    Windows Xp Home Edition
    5 Years Old

    oh and also the laptop is using a router to have internet. and cant buy 20 foot ethernet cable right now so this is like a quick fix it kinda thing
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Yes. If neither port is auto-sensing (MDI/MDIX) the "cord" needs to be a cross-over ethernet cable.

    Vista ICS
     
  3. JohnWill

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    Actually, if the laptop is connecting to your router, you may be happier with a bridged connection between the two network cards and not using ICS.
     
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    Actually, I agree! :) Had that link on my mind because I had recently found it for somebody (who had a modem only) who needed it.
     
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    I thought you might when you thought of it. ;)
     
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