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Sharing internet through crossover cable

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#1 GlennCoco


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Posted 19 December 2008 - 09:12 AM

OK, I'm wondering if it is possible to share an internet connection through a crossover cable I have. Basically this is just going to be a very temporary solution, just long enough to get updates installed.

The computer with internet is my laptop with Vista Ultimate. The one I want to share to is a desktop with XP Home.

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 05:47 PM

Yes of course you can, and this is THE way the cable should be in order to directly connect two PCs.

You need to set the TCP/IP setting right and the internet connection sharing.

I'm wondering how do you access internet through your laptop.

If it's connected to a cable, than i doubt you have another Ethernet port in it to connect the cross over cable, and if you have wireless at home, why don't you get a wireless adapter for your other PC...
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