1 pc + 1 laptop both using xp, pc has ntl broadband via a cable modem and usb connection. want to let a laptop share my broadband access so took advice from experts! at a computer fair and purchased a usb ethernet adaptor for the laptop and a D-Link 32bit pci bus adaptor for pc also crossover cable, pc now has my local area network + a second connection using the d-link in the network connections, but the laptop says not connected, I believe it is trying to connect via the d-link which is not connected my my cable modem instead of by the broadband, any help appreciated, laptop is for my daughter to access net for college course without tying up pc
have tried that Daveboy, now trying to by pass the pc D-Link 32bit pci bus adaptor and link directly through the cable modem that is linked to the pc via usb but also has socket for the x over cable to be installed, have been told I need a router but as they are £80 without the cables this is beyond current budget for this job
I don't know much about it but I have 3 PCs and a Laptop attached to my Telewest Broadband and its easy I add laptops every other week when some one brings one round for me to look at. Anyway I use a HUB and its only a few quid to buy one.