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Old 11-09-2007, 04:22 PM   #1
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Default Sharing my broadband connection.

I want to be able to share my broadband internet connection between my old computer and my new one. I've been reading up about how to do and so far the only thing I've really understood is that you need to join the two computer with an Ethernet cable which is what my current computer is joined to Orange's Livebox thingy with. So the PC that currently connected to the internet is running XP32bit and the new one is running Vista64bit, is this of any importance? Please could someone give me some easy step to step instructions to link the two PCs up. Thanks.
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Old 11-09-2007, 05:43 PM   #2
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Default Re: Sharing my broadband connection.

i had the livebox and its crap lol orange is the only ISP that provides a router with only 1 ethernet port.

you need a switch then you,

run a cable from livebox to switch then 2 cables from switch to both computers,

//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Livebox --------------- Switch -------------------- Computer1//////
////////////////////////////// | ////////////////////////////////////////////
////////////////////////////// | ///////////////////////////////////////////
////////////////////////////// | //////////////////////////////////////////
////////////////////////////// | //////////////////////////////////////////
//////////////////////////Computer 2///////////////////////////////////
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Sorry bout scrappy lines i tried it with just spaces but the forum deletes em
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Old 11-09-2007, 06:05 PM   #3
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but mine has two ethernet ports.
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but mine has two ethernet ports.
yh 1 of them is a maintenance 1 it wont carry the proper internet signal,
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Old 11-10-2007, 08:07 AM   #5
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Please could you post a link to one as TBH I don't know what I'm looking at.
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Old 11-10-2007, 09:21 AM   #6
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Have you tried using a crossover ethernet cable and ICS?
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Old 11-10-2007, 05:08 PM   #7
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Default Re: Sharing my broadband connection.

Here's a nice tutorial on setting internet connection sharing (ICS): How to Setup Internet Connection Sharing on Windows XP.
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Old 11-10-2007, 05:34 PM   #8
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would one computer running XP and the other running Vista change anything?
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I don't think so. I believe you would also run Vista's ICS wizard much like you would on an XP machine as shown in the tutorial.
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OK tanx guys.
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