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Discussion in 'Networking' started by trevor1, Feb 14, 2003.

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  1. trevor1

    trevor1 Thread Starter

    Nov 3, 2002
    Hello, i am getting a new comp thats specs are either 32 or 64 mb RAM pen 1 1 gb hdd. i have cable enternet service on my good comp. i want to know how to network the two together so the new oe and the old one can work on the same cable modem, oh and i think that it has either a 28k modem or a 56<doubt it:rolleyes:>
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    The easiest way by far is a broadband router, they're available for $40-50, sometimes cheaper.
  3. chrisbyrd


    Feb 6, 2003
    just run Internet Connection Sharing' in win XP on the host PC. (might only be Pro).

    Its free - works great for me :)
  4. Del


    Aug 31, 2001
    I would go with the router. They are fairly inexpensive today and a lot more stable then ICS. Also with ICS you have to leave the host computer on to use the other one.
  5. A Hawk

    A Hawk

    Feb 11, 2003
    I agree with all of the above. Get yourself 2 network cards(if you have'nt already) and a cable dsl router join the two pc's together in the router and the cable internet conn, and you're up and running. It's that simple.;)
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