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Discussion in 'Networking' started by GrandpaKen, Sep 9, 2004.

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  1. GrandpaKen

    GrandpaKen Thread Starter

    Sep 6, 2004
    Greetings Gurus!!!

    Have a seperate phone line for my pc at home. Would like to be able to have two seperate pc's able to use net simultaneously. Networking? What equipment or changes do I need to enable both PC's use net connection at same time? Hopefully one of those 'stupid but easy' questions!!

    Thank you in advance! Be Well...Ken.
  2. 5mi11er


    Aug 11, 2004
    Well, it's not stupid, it is easy. Unfortunately it's also one that keeps being asked and answered many many times.

    You need to setup internet sharing on the PC with the modem (call this PC A); you'll need an ethernet NIC card in both PC's and a cross over ethernet cable.

    You'll want to setup PC A with DHCP, so the other machine(s) can get addresses automatically.

    Other options include getting a wireless access point with a built in 4 port switch, then the both machines can each be wired with a normal ethernet cable to the switch ports and a laptop with a wireless network card could connect as well. (There's not much point in hooking a desktop system up with wireless unless the wiring is very difficult or impossible to accomplish).

    For step by step instructions on how to do any of the above, I would point you to www.google.com
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