Sharing an internet connection.

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Leo, Mar 31, 2003.

  1. Leo

    Leo OSNN Addict

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    Is it hard to share a dsl connection with another computer in my house?
    How do i do it??
    I know i need to buy another modem but what else is necessary??

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Leo

    Leo OSNN Addict

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  3. iowaboy

    iowaboy old person

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    what you need is a dsl/cable router. then you only need one modem.
     
  4. Leo

    Leo OSNN Addict

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    Will my connection/download speed decrease??

    Thanks:)
     
  5. Kaplunk

    Kaplunk Guest

    If its only 2 computers, you just need a crossover cable. to link them together. give the computer that is connecting to the net an ip address of say.. 192.168.0.1, and tell the second computer to use that as the default gasteway..

    TEchnically yes your download speed will be reduced, but with it being adsl... not much.. normal internet surfing and stuff you wont notice a difference. if its a 512k connection and both of you are downloading a huge file at the same time, each will take 50% so instead of the file comming in at 50k a sec youll only get 20k a sec
     
  6. if they are both xp its a no brainer..........
    first computer needs two connections, one to dsl and other for inside network.
    run the networking wizard (share this connection to other computers on the right click) and it will set up a dhcp and proxy server for other computers. then run wizard on others to use first computer to connect. (if just two a crossover cable can connect nics, otherwise a switch/hub). it sets all addresses to share.
    i have 8 sharing my dsl.............:p
     
  7. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    To summarize, there are two ways.

    1. Get a router.
    Code:
             DSL
              |
            Router
            /   \
           /     \
    Computer1   Computer2
    2. Get a NIC and a cross-over cable. Also turn on ICS on the DSL interface.
    Code:
       DSL
        |
    Computer1 (two NIC:s)
        |
        |  <-- Cross-over cable
        |
    Computer2
     
  8. Leo

    Leo OSNN Addict

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    Wow!
    Thanks a lot guys!:)
     
  9. SkazzyUK

    SkazzyUK XP-erience Oldie

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    If ever you need to upgrade then a hub would be handy,

    I.E:
    Router (With Modem)
    |
    Cat5e Cable>>>>>>>>> |
    |
    Hub/Switch (4/8/16/32 port)
    / | \
    / | \
    / | \
    / | \
    PC1 PC2 PC3

    Skazz
     
  10. SkazzyUK

    SkazzyUK XP-erience Oldie

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    If ever you need to upgrade then a hub would be handy,

    I.E:
    Code:
                        Router (With Modem)
                                               |
                  Cat5e Cable>>>>>>>>> |
                                               |
                                       Hub/Switch (4/8/16/32 port)
                                     /        |        \
                                    /         |         \
                                   /          |          \
                                  /           |           \
                               PC1       PC2       PC3
    Skazz
     
  11. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    A router normally has at least 4 ports, so a hub/switch won't be necessary unless you have more than 4 computers.
     
  12. hmm i have a dsl through a proxy and two 12 port switches....
    you think that will be enough?:rolleyes: