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Discussion in 'Networking' started by hydrogenman, Apr 8, 2004.

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  1. hydrogenman

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    I have win xp, I just setup my wife's computer with winxp and we have a cable modem for internet service. I don't have the money atm to buy a hub and network that way, isn't there SOME way I can use my computer as basically a server and connect our computers via usb or ethernet (or something) and share the internet connection that way until I can purchase a hub?
     
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  4. hydrogenman

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    I don't get the part about the crossover cable....is this just a plain ethernet cable that I connect the two cards with? or is it different?
     
  5. hydrogenman

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    nm, just saw bob's post....thx bob
     
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    let me get it straight...hook up the cable modem via USB and then go NIC to NIC with an ethernet cable and then enable ICS right?

    this the setup?
     
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    Yes. And to connect the two computers directly you would need a crossover cable.
     
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