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Old 09-18-2006, 01:40 AM   #1
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Default CAt 5 Setup

I have two computers, one of them has the main internet on the surfbored now I want this other computer to be connected to the internet as well like the first computer so I purchased a cat5 (ethernet) cored and put it back of the surfbored and then at the back of the other computer. The green lights are on and blinking, so I try and connect to the internet it doesnt and say limited connectivity or some thing like that.

How can I have both computers online. I dont want to get a router please.
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Old 09-18-2006, 07:48 AM   #2
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Most ISP's require you to have a router to get more than one computer online. Unless you want to buy two IP addresses this is what you have to do.

However a small # of ISP's like Sympatico give you multiple IP's.
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Old 09-18-2006, 04:54 PM   #3
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hmm can you tell me whether the cable is crossover or straight through i beleive this may be the problem also enable ICS (Internet connection Sharing) this guide mite help with that :
http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/ics_xp

let us know ho u get on
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The cable has to be a Crossover cable, if it isn't it won't work.

Make sure the other PC is on when you try and connect to the Internet with the secondary PC.

Try setting up a network using the Wizard in Control Panel.
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The cable has to be a Crossover cable, if it isn't it won't work.

Make sure the other PC is on when you try and connect to the Internet with the secondary PC.

Try setting up a network using the Wizard in Control Panel.
yep the cable must be crossover, also i just considered something wot firewall are you using this may need to be configured aswell as doing everythin else that has been mentioned above!!
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