How to hook two computers together

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by dah_dah, Jun 10, 2006.

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    dah_dah Guest

    How do I hook up my wife's computer to mine so she can use my Internet
    dah_dah, Jun 10, 2006
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    Meat Plow Guest

    Meat Plow, Jun 10, 2006
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    why? Guest

    Depending on your current connection / ISP what hardware you already
    have, a router is the most common solution.

    Learn to search past posts in 24HSHD as well, there are lots of posts
    with lists of URL's for home networking.

    Here are a few bookmarked, (needs JavaScript enabled for homepage)

    ICS, or another connection sharing program.

    Typical setups, one example

    From some older posts , searching

    A Mike post -
    Step by Step: Networking for Dummies

    DIY home networking guides and tutorials

    WLAN Wireless Networking

    Home and Small Office Networking with Windows XP

    How to Set Up a Small Network with Windows XP Home Edition (PART 1)

    From a why? post -
    or shorter

    or ripped from several previous posts -

    See Index for ICS, check the step-by-step articles maybe?

    maybe here as well

    One of the sites mentioned in other posts,

    why?, Jun 10, 2006
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    Melv Guest

    Using windows xp I'd go for a router. I find xp not nearly as user friendly
    as win95/98 for any networking. One day it works fine the next nothing, had
    this on a fair few xp comps now, problems I did not see on 95/98
    Melv, Jun 10, 2006
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    Mike Easter Guest

    Where we will presume your connectivity to be via DSL because of your
    nntp IP's rDNS.

    But, we can't presume to know whether you are ethernet or USB to your
    DSL modem or how your or your wife's computer is hardwared, ie does
    everything have ethernet? - modem and both computers?

    I'll assume yes to take the easy way out for an inadequately posed

    Get a switchrouter type NAT device so that you have a little
    ethernetwork of computers to router/NAT to modem. There are a lot of
    sites which show tutorials for networking and sharing a connection.
    Mike Easter, Jun 10, 2006
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    dah_dah Guest

    Thanks to everyone who replied to my e-mail, especially "Meat Plow". That
    Microsoft link just takes you by the hand and walks you through the options.
    dah_dah, Jun 10, 2006
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    Plato Guest

    Hook them both up to a router.
    Plato, Jun 11, 2006
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