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Share internet connection between two computers

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#1 slycer


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Posted 07 May 2010 - 01:14 AM

Okay, here's the story. We have one computer in a back bedroom hooked up to a Linksys WRT54GS v7.2 wireless router. For anyone in the back of the house, the wireless signal is sufficient for wireless use. Anyone in the front of the house the connection is hit or miss. Usually miss. We decided to hook up another wireless router in the front of the house for better coverage. We set up an old desktop computer running XP and hooked up an Asus WL520GC. Here's where things start getting a little sketchy. I know that I am supposed to go into the second router (the Asus) and turn DHCP off but I am currently not able to access the internal router settings. It keeps telling me that there is a problem loading the page. My question is do I hook the ethernet cable up to the WAN or the LAN port on the second router? Also, do I need to enable ICS on the desktop hooked up to the Linksys router? I have never attempted anything like this so I could really use some help. For anyone confused at this point (I know I am) here's a listing of how things are currently configured:

Desktop 1: Linksys WRT54GS router set up between Cisco DPC3000 cable modem and Dell E510 running Windows 7. This computer has full internet connectivity and the router is broadcasting a WiFi signal.

Desktop 2: Asus WL520GC router connected between an old Dell XPS 450 running Windows XP. The ethernet cable from the Linksys router is currently in the WAN port on this router.

Any help you can provide would be most appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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#2 Retirednow


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Posted 10 May 2010 - 01:56 AM

Go here and see if this is any help.

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