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    Default How to share internet b/w 2 PC's

    Problem:
    I have got a Airtel BroadBand Connection a month ago on one of my PC, now I wish to share Internet on both of my PC's, what are the possible ways and which is the CHEAPEST one


    • I have 2 PC's at home both running WINDOWS XP.
    • I have got a UTP cable that means I am able to setup a LAN connection in b/w them.


    I tried this trick published in DIGIT but it doesen't work

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    If the 2 PCs are close together (let's say up to 50 feet), you can connect them with an ethernet switch and an ethernet cable. I have one setup like that and paid $20 (in the US) for the Netgear switch. Note: the cable can be up to 100 meters, but that is not practical because of the cost of the cable.
    If the 2 PCs are further apart or e.g. on 2 different floors, you will need a router. They cost $50 and up (in the US).
    Here are some of the switches I am talking about: ethernet switch - Search at Office Depot

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    oh thanks for this whs

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    Connect them over LAN, enable internet sharing on the PC that has the internet connection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iMav View Post
    Connect them over LAN, enable internet sharing on the PC that has the internet connection.
    ENABLE how?

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    See if this helps.

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    You need to get a router not a switch to properly mask your IP addresses and limit the direct accessibility of your machine. Even if you are only connecting one PC to the internet through a broad-band connection, you should do it through a router. A router sets up an IP mask that your computer hides behind and provides additional firewall capabilities so that you are less susceptible to hacker attacks. A decent non-wireless router is pretty cheap at $30-$40.
    Last edited by leofelix; 3rd December 2009 at 16:14. Reason: link to fraudolent web page removed

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