home network?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by bhxtyrant, Oct 11, 2002.

  1. bhxtyrant

    bhxtyrant Guest

    im currently about to build a custom PC but after i build it i will still keep my old PC for family users and i want to set the two up to share an internet connection.my question is can i do this via usb port?by connecting a cable from usb to usb on the other PC?im new to this so i dont got a clue.both PC's will use windows xp pro edition and i use verizon online DSL service.
     
  2. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

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    Ok first question is do you have an external DSL modem? If you have external DSL modem it makes this a lot easier. Ok now the what you need. 2 ethernet cards, a DSL/cable Router with a built in ethernet hub, and two catorgy 5 cables. To set it up plug the modem into the WAN port on the router and the two computer into the LAN ports, and plug the other end of the cables into each ethernet card on each computer and then run the network wizard.

    If you need more help try the link below.

    Try here for more help
     
  3. bhxtyrant

    bhxtyrant Guest

    i have an external westell DSL modem but i have a question on my modem it can be connected to the PC by usb port or ethernet card i have it connected to the PC im on now through the network card so does that mean i can take the extra usb cord and connect it to another pc at the same time?
     
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    No you'll need a special link cable. But I always say: Networks over ethernet, USB is for other stuff. If you want to do it right, get a router.
     
  5. tens1on

    tens1on Guest

    The way I did it was I bought a switch plugged in my modem and both computers to it. (Unfortunetly this is problably the most insecure way to have a network running) So setting up a firewall on both computers is a must (I just used winxp's built in firewall) btw use ethernet or firewire for networking, usb is too slow.
     
  6. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    This will ONLY work IF:
    1. The modem has a built-in NAT router or...
    2. ...your ISP will give you more than one IP. Most do not.