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Old 07-05-2009, 08:41 AM   #1
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Is it possible to interconnect two notebooks using a crossover cable (with RJ-45s at each end) and be able to access the internet line that is connected to one of them without using a modem? I have succeeded in linking them via wireless but cannot connect to the internet on both with one line. Please advise.

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Old 07-05-2009, 10:20 AM   #2
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Straight from Microsoft "Help & Support"

Click to open Network Connections.

Right-click the connection that you want to share, and then click Properties. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Click the Sharing tab, and then select the Allow other network users to connect through this computerís Internet connection check box.

The Sharing tab will not be available if you have only one network connection.

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Old 07-18-2009, 05:14 PM   #3
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I've just done this with a router and a desktop and it works quite well. I've also done it with two pcs. Hard to get it working at first but it's pretty simple.
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:52 PM   #4
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I wouldn't have said it was hard to get working, it's pretty simple and for simple connections it works nicely as a no hassle solution
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