Laptop Guest to Desktop PC host..HOW??!!

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blackstar

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I posted this in a reply to another thread but Im so frustrated that I think it needs its own thread
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Im trying to make a small network,,,only 2 computers

Right now I mainly just want to share an internet connection (Im still on dialup).
Do I need more "hardware" other than just the connecting phone cord/adapter? I want the PC with WinXP pro to be the host.

Should I put the line from the laptop (which I want to be the guest) in the jack where I usually put my phone/internet line?
Or where I usually put the line to my telephone??
HELLLP!!??

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JohnWill

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You need to have a network connection between the two machines, probably the easiest way is two NICs (Network Interface Cards) and a crossover CAT5 cable. Here's a site that explains ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) setup way better than I will: http://www.homenethelp.com/ics/index.asp
 
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