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Old 10-02-2003, 07:44 AM   #1
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Hi,

I have a PC that uses ADSL internet broadband and whatnot and i would like to hook it up with my laptop. There was 2 questions i wish to ask:

The broadband modem plugs into the phone socket and then a USB cable into the pc, can i just plug the USB into my laptop and install the dial up software on my laptop?

If i cant do ^^ is there a different way? Can i use internet on both computers at same time?

my laptop is running XP and my PC is running ME.

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Old 10-02-2003, 12:40 PM   #2
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You can plug it into the laptop and install the drivers but then you can only use one at a time.

To use both you will need to setup a network between the two, unless the PC and laptop have got ethernet adapters then the easiest is to use something like a USB Peer-to-Peer Networking Cable like this
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I suggest networking the two computers, that way you can have internet on both. Try to go for a wireless network or a standard wire will do.
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well this is what i would do,

WINME machine:
Install ethernet nic
set up dsl using usb
turn on ics (internet connection sharing)

laptop:
ethernet nic
and dhcp.

volia peer to peer networking
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well this is what i would do,

WINME machine:
Install ethernet nic
set up dsl using usb
turn on ics (internet connection sharing)

laptop:
ethernet nic
and dhcp.

volia peer to peer networking
Very good advice.
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Old 10-19-2003, 06:15 PM   #6
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oh yeh you need a cross over able to go nic to nic or it will not work
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yes you defenitly need a cross over cable lol he he he. but if u have a serial cable from your laptop 2 your pc then the inernet cable on the pc it should work sortof with a bit of tweeking around on it!
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Yeah, i'd use a Coaxial Cable too (not a TV one, just my slang for a Cross Over) - or one of these nice USB Connecters you get in the PC Stores if its cheaper, wouldn't be noticably slower just for Broadband - maybe if you were transfering 20 or 30 GB from Laptop to PC!

I don't know if a Serial Connection would be to slow to get Broadband speed - I must admit I have never thought about it, I think it would.
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yes that is a good 1. whats your pc speck. if u have lan kaperbilitys u might be able to have a netork going.
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Yeah - I wouldn't bother with a Network without an Ethernet Connection (Large Internet Style Port)!
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