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Using broadband card at home

Discussion in 'Networking' started by kkucher, Feb 7, 2007.

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  1. kkucher

    kkucher Thread Starter

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    I was wondering if there is a way to utilize my PCS broadband card at home.
    What I would like to do is use my laptop at home but I also want to use my home PC using the same card.
    Is there a way to put my card through a router or something so I can use it at home and have my cable disconnected. I do not want to have to pay for both services.
    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Do you want to use the card in only the PC or laptop at one time? Or both at once?

    If one at a time, you would need to get a PCMCIA card adapter for your PC, install the software, and plug the PCMCIA card into your PC.

    I'm not sure what could be done for both at the same time... possibly leave the PCS card in the laptop, connect a crossover ethernet cable between the laptop and PC, and enable ICS.
     
  3. kkucher

    kkucher Thread Starter

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    Would like to have both my PC and laptop operable at the sametime when I'm at home.
     
  4. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

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    You'd need to connect the two computers using some network method and then configure internet connection sharing which is notoriously difficult. A router won't help in this situation. You'd have to connect either via a wireless ad-hoc network or a crossover ethernet cable.
     
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