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Solved: cant connect my desktop t laptop to share internet connection

Discussion in 'Networking' started by steveg123, Oct 3, 2008.

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  1. steveg123

    steveg123 Thread Starter

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    hello,
    i been using my laptop to surf and recently got a desktop but dont currently have a wireless network card installed so would like to connect the desktop to the laptop and access the net that way but im not sure what to do once i connected them both with network cable.

    help much appreciated thanks.
     
  2. DigitalMan589

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    Hello, I am sure that your desktop computer has a network interface card in it which will allow you to plug an Ethernet cable in. It will be located on the back of your computer and when you plug your Ethernet cable in a light should light up which indicates that it is working.
     
  3. TerryNet

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    Please describe your current network--including brand and model of modem, router, AP, etc.
     
  4. steveg123

    steveg123 Thread Starter

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    yes i do have a network connection on the mobo but my desktop case is a coolermaster cosmos which are huge and its upstairs and the router is downstairs,i would get an extra long network cable to run from router but my 8 month son has a fascination for wires so that is out the question to be honest.

    i have a sky broadband 8meg conn,its a sagem router,not sure what model,its the greyish-black one that comes with subscription.
     
  5. TerryNet

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    Running a cable or getting a wireless adapter would be better, but if you're determined to use Internet Connection Sharing or bridging connect the two PCs with an ethernet cable, which must be a cross-over cable unless at least one of the ports is auto-sensing (MDI/MDIX).

    Configure any non-Windows firewall for the desired access. Bridge the wireless and ethernet connections on the laptop. You may have to Restart the client or repair the connection.

    Instead of bridging you could enable ICS on the wireless connection.
     
  6. steveg123

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    ok thanks,i got a crossover cable somewhere,ill have a look for that.appreciate the help
     
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