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Probably Most Asked Question In Networking..

Discussion in 'Networking' started by edson_bsx, Oct 29, 2006.

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  1. edson_bsx

    edson_bsx Thread Starter

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    what is the best way/anyway that i can connect a pc (internet via wireless) to a laptop (no internet want to use internet from pc) using a standard network cable?
     
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    If either computer has an auto-sensing ethernet port, just connect them. Else you have to use a cross-over cable or a switch or hub with two cables.
     
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    how would i know if they have auto sencing?
     
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    Sometimes the specs for the ethernet adapter or the computer will specify auto-sensing (or MDI/MDIX). Maybe something in the adapter's Properties in Device Manager will say so--I don't know 'cause I don't have any auto-sensing ones.
     
  5. Bob Cerelli

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    Since this method would require a network card in both computers anyway, why not just get a wireless router. Then you don't need to deal with all the hassles of setting up Internet Connection sharing, you don't need to have one computer always on before the other can access the Internet, as well as it functions as a reasonable firewall.
     
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