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multiple comps use 1 network connection

Postby poundu1 » Wed Aug 04, 2004 8:08 pm

I have SbcGlobal.net DSL, I have 2 pc with onboard LAN. 1 pc I have installed an additional Ethernet/LAN card, a Kingston KNE 110TX/20.
I do not have a router, or hub. I wish to use both pc's on the net, at the same time.
What procedure/steps should I take-protocals to use etc.
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Postby Wyrm73 » Wed Aug 04, 2004 9:50 pm

If you are using Windows XP, there is an internet connection sharing wizard that will do all of the work for you. You run the wizard and choose which NIC will connect to the internet and which one connects to the network. When you are done, you can create a disk that you use to set up the second computer. If the second computer also runs XP, you can just run the wizard on it as well.

It works well most of the time, but it works best when both machines are running XP. I have used it twice and it worked for me.
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Postby Baha » Thu Aug 05, 2004 9:52 pm

So you don't even need a router or hub? And if you don't then what is the purpose of having them at all.
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Postby kokalo » Thu Aug 05, 2004 10:44 pm

No, you don't need a router, but the PC1 (with 2 NICs) takes on the role of the router, and has to be on all the time to provide access to the PC2.
Its an OK intermediate solution, but longterm, you'll probably want to use a router of some sort at one stage or another. They should be reasonably cheap Stateside, they are not too expensive here (1NZ$ ~ 0.70US$).
Just an example we sell at my workplace:
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Postby Baha » Thu Aug 05, 2004 10:52 pm

Does a lan function like an NIC? What i mean is, can you have a router and have it plug into each pc's lan rather than the pci nic?
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Postby kokalo » Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:18 pm

LAN stands for Local Area Network.
NIC stands for Network Interface Card.
Some (most modern) motherboards have onboard NICs, rather than PCI ones, they both do exactly the same job in exactly the same way.
Network definition is something alondg the lines of: "several PCs or other pieces of equipment connected for purpose of sharing resources and/or exchanging information.
I have heard of NICs refferred to as LAN cards, but it is not quite correct, since they may well be connecting you to a MAN (Metropolitan area netork ie your Cable Broadband circuit) or a WAN (Wide Area Network, such as the Internet).
If you have a router with a built-in switch (as in more than one RJ45 port on the LAN "side"), you can connect a pc to each of those ports, and the router will provide broadband access to all of them, as well as providing them with means of communicating with each other (depending on the way they are set up).
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Postby dgeffs » Fri Aug 06, 2004 3:42 am

Remember that a router also provides a hardware firewall and you won't have to configure software firewalls on each machine. This is a HUGE advantage for DSL.

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Postby Deputy1515 » Fri Aug 06, 2004 7:53 am

I actually just picked up a D-link wireless 802.11B router(DI-514) for $20 refurbished on tiger Direct. It installed like a dream and has been running without a hickup since installation. For the price I can't see anyother option that is as inexpensive. It has 4 ports for wired connections as well as wireless capabilities. Firewall protection on top of the firewall I have on my main PC keeps me safe. It also lets me hook up wireless devices (Which I don't have yet, both PC's are plugged in via networking cable.) in the future. If you can afford the jing go with a router. If not go with a crossover cable. You will be able to connect the two PC's using it and still share your internet connection without a router... But like kokalo said it is a temporary fix. A router is the way to go.
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Postby poundu1 » Fri Aug 06, 2004 9:08 am

Can I use a "device manager" mentality? i.e. I could uninstall, and reinstall?

Adapters-protocols- services.......Wow
let alone firewall


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