Hi there im on NTL BB, and wish to join my laptop to my pc aswell via ethernet is it possible for me to install a second network card to work with the onboard one so that i can connect the to computers together instead of me spending £40 - £120 on a router thank you, and also any ideas on how the ip's and setup should be thank you
i wish to share file and internet acces between them both
Yes its that simple (but the firewall on your pc will need to be set to allow it, this is sometimes a real problem.) All you need to do is add the second card to your pc connected to NTL then use a crossover cable to the laptop. Your main pc will have to be on for the laptop to access the internet.
I am on NTL and used to do this. In the end I got the router as the software firewall on the main pc caused to many hastles....but that may just have been my setup.
Especially to access internet. I've used Linksys routers for a while and had zero problems. Your machines can also talk to each other in this configuration: Line from BB modem - router. From each of two channels of the router to your machines. It's the only success guaranteed way of doing it.
Use a router then you can use either machine without having to have the other one switched on. I have used the Linksys BEFSR41 wired router for over 18 Months now on NTL 600k BB with two PC's linked to the router. Not a single problem. Its also one of the cheaper wired routers with 4 port switch. Complete set up instructions and other info here click here
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