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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:02 pm 
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I was wondering if it was possible to access the internet with my desktop via the broadband card in my laptop.

I am running 7 in the new desktop and will not have a connection for a couple of days. I have a laptop with vista and a mobile broad band card. Is it possible to connect the two with Ethernet or would I need a router.
Once connected will I be able to access the internet on both the desktop and the laptop.
My networking experience is pretty minimal.
I would greatly appreciate a point in the right direction or some help.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:28 pm 
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You can do ICS (internet connection sharing) between the two machines.

Check with your mobile broadband provider. The majority do NOT allow "tethering", or using your wireless modem as a shared access point for more than one machine, unless you're specifically paying for that service. For example, I have mobile broadband on my phone, unlimited data, but I'm not allowed to use that connection to run my home computer, or use it as a hotspot for other wireless devices like a laptop. I have to have a seperate plan to do that, with a 5GB per month cap, at an extra charge. Before you do anything, check with them to see if that's even allowed.

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