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Wireless USB and 2 pcs?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Rycharde, Apr 13, 2008.

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  1. Rycharde

    Rycharde Thread Starter

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    I have 2 PCs and a great wireless USB adapter that solidly connects a single PC to the internet.

    I was wondering if I want to use the internet on BOTH PCs do I need to buy a second adapter or can I do it with just one somehow?
     
  2. TerryNet

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    You can connect the other one to the router via ethernet. Or do you just have a modem and AP?
     
  3. Rycharde

    Rycharde Thread Starter

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    I have a router yes but not here.

    I do not have a modem. I have Wi-Fi USB Adaptor.
     
  4. TerryNet

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    Wi-Fi USB adapter and no modem sounds like you are "borrowing" a neighbor's signal.
     
  5. Rycharde

    Rycharde Thread Starter

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    No, I'm legally logging onto the free wireless Hamilton signal .

    http://www.wirelesshamilton.com/

    Anyway yes I'm jumping on a wifi signal, and it is legal.

    Ok now I have a wireless router and I have a usb adaptor. Can I use this to pick up internet on two computers?
     
  6. TerryNet

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    Another wireless adapter would be my choice, but ...

    You can connect the two PCs by ethernet cable; use a cross-over cable unless at least one of the ports is auto-sensing (MDI/MDIX).

    Enable Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) then on the wireless connection.
     
  7. Rycharde

    Rycharde Thread Starter

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    Ok please go over that in really simple talk for me?

    If I sit the two Pcs next to each other and put an Ethernet cable in both of them they will talk to each other and share the wireless?

    How do I enable ICS? thanks!
     
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