Sharing DSL Connection: How?

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Strafe

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Hello,

We have two computers, a desktop and a laptop and a DSL connection. What is the simplest and alternative ways to share a DSL connection? Do you need to buy a router?

Any quick help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Strafe said:
Hello,

We have two computers, a desktop and a laptop and a DSL connection. What is the simplest and alternative ways to share a DSL connection? Do you need to buy a router?

Any quick help would be greatly appreciated.
A router is the best/easiest way to go. Give us some info on your OS's etc and I'm sure someone can help soon! ;)

PS Welcome to TSG! ;)
 

Strafe

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Thanks. Both computers are running Windows XP. I read somewhere that it is possible to connect using ICS. Can someone elaborate this method?
 

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If you get DSL/Cable, and let the provider hook up the system, everything from there on out should be cake! ;)
 
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ICS is using 1 PC to connect to an internet device (like a cablemodem od DSL modem) and then haveing a second networking interface to connect to other networked devices. All other devices use that first PC as a gateway to get ALL internet signals.

Pros -
No buying of router hardware

Cons -
Main PC has to be on for the others to get signal.
ICS can be finiky.
If you have to replace/add a PC you usually have to go through extra steps to get it running on your ICS network.
ICS does not allow for some of the advanced networking items like a DMZ.
 
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