share broadband connection

  Desperate-Dan 19:38 02 Sep 2007

Hi, I have a new computer the wife wants to use my old pc and use my broadband connection I have a modem for my broadband connection how can we use the same modem to connect to the internet the modem only has one usb connection to my pc

  Graham. 19:45 02 Sep 2007

You need to network the two, either with a cable between the two or with a wireless router.

  Desperate-Dan 19:53 02 Sep 2007

Thanks for the prompt reply, what cable do I need

  Graham. 20:52 02 Sep 2007

First check you have a network (ethernet) card in each computer. This will be a small socket with a symbol of a line with 2 dots above, 1 below.

The cable is an RJ45 to connect the two.

To set it up, go to Control Panel, Network Setup Wizard, on the new computer.

Using this method, the new computer must be on for the old one to connect. If this is unsuitable, you must have a wireless network.

  Desperate-Dan 07:35 03 Sep 2007

Graham thanks for that, much appreciated

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:12 03 Sep 2007

to connect the two computers together directly, you need a CROSSOVER cable.

the normal cable is to connect each machine to a router.

click here

  Graham. 17:39 03 Sep 2007

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