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

Discussion in 'Networking' started by blackstar, Oct 4, 2003.

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  1. blackstar

    blackstar Thread Starter

    Aug 17, 2003
    I posted this in a reply to another thread but Im so frustrated that I think it needs its own thread

    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??

    :confused: :confused: :confused:
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    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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