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Internet connection sharing from one computer to another via USB cable?


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#1 Pladopus

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 11:43 AM

Is this possible?

I would use ethernet cord but the only available ethernet port on the desktop with internet access is being used. Neither computers have wifi cards/adapters.

 

Note: I'm not using a normal USB cable ofcourse, it's a Belkin Easy Transfer cable for linking two computers together to share/transfer files.

 

You'd think if I'm able to link the computers together to share just about any files on the computer there has to be a way to share the internet connection too... I read online that with these USB link cables you can not only share files but "builds networks".. but when I have the computers connected together I go to my adapters on the computer with internet access and try to enable internet connection sharing but nothing about my second computer or a USB connection is showing as an option to share it with.

 

Thanks if you can shed some light on this. :)



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Posted 01 October 2014 - 10:07 PM

Try bridging the USB and local area connection on the PC connected to the internet. I don't have much experience with USB networking.


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