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#1 Slowmilk

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 04:18 PM

Hi there,
I have recently bought a usb to ethernet adapter and I am a little lost as to how to use it. I thought when I ordered it that I would simply have to plug the adapter into the usb port on my computer and then plug an RJ45 cable into that and connect that to the ethernet port on another computer to share the internet and files and folders. Is there any one who can help me with this?
I'm running Vista with a broadband connection.
Any help would be much appreciated!
Paul

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 06:01 PM

Help with what? Installing the USB adapter? or The File sharing?

Installing the adapter - run the software that came with it or if it didn't come with software, get it from the manufacture's website and then install it

File sharing on Vista - Follow the steps outlined on this site.

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 03:42 PM

Thanks for the reply and link, I was wondering if I needed a router or should hooking it it up right between the two pcs work? Again thanks very much for your help!

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 05:33 PM

You need a router. You connect the modem to the router's WAN or Internet port and then plug the 2 PCs into the back of the router's ports. Do all of that with the PCs shut off, the modem and router unplugged. Plug in the modem, plug in the router and turn on the PCs. You're good to go

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