Internet sharing

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by FeelTheRads, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. FeelTheRads

    FeelTheRads Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 15, 2004
    So, I have two computers (laptops, but I don't think that matters) using Windows XP and I want to have them use internet sharing. How is that done? I have a switch and a cable connection that normally doesn't require anything, I just have to stick the cable in the network card.
    Edit: I understand I may need a router, not a switch, but how does one set up a router?
     
  2. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    please start off by telling us what kind of cable modem and/or switch you currently own.
     
  3. FeelTheRads

    FeelTheRads Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 15, 2004
    No modem, just a cable. I have a static ip that I have to type in myself. And the switch...what can I say...STLab, auto mdi/mdix, 5 port 10/100mbps n-way. That's what it's written on it.
    I also obtaine a router, but it seems it has a password(the default one doesn't work) so I can't do shit.
    Sorry for possible bad formatting and capitalization of the text, I'm typing from a cell phone.
     
  4. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    even dial-up uses a modem, ye know.
    a modem is what makes your connection, be it over a phone line, cable connection, whatever.

    though it is technically possible that you have no modem (such as being in a building which provides you with a UTP cable), i doubt it :)

    could you elaborate on the cable you say you use? is it UTP? RJ11 (phone cable)? coax (tv cable)?
    read the manual? routers usually have a default pw set mentioned in the manual. or left blank.

    if you however mean your internet connection password, that you have to ask your provider.
     
  5. radnan

    radnan A Smooth-Skin

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    Dec 1, 2006
    a router-less, switchless solution that i use:

    both computers need network cards (obviously) but the one with the internet connection needs two (one for the internet and one to connect to the other computer)

    you just need a crosslinked network cable ... just go to your uh .. it/pc/cable vendor and ask for one they'll know what thats about.

    connect the two computers with this cable and enable ussual file sharing between them.

    once that is done check the properties of the internet connection there should be a tab for internet connection sharing .. enable it .. fixo presto the other computer has the internets....


    this solution needs the computer with the internet cable to be on at all times so it may not be that usefull...
     
  6. Maphusio

    Maphusio Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Sep 25, 2004
    Bingo. I even remember the days when AOL would do the above with their dial up service. You've got to share that 48.8 so we can all download risque pictures of 7of9!
     
  7. FeelTheRads

    FeelTheRads Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 15, 2004
    I know what a modem is, ye know?

    That's exactly how it is... it's quite common here with what are called "neighborhood networks".

    Dude, I tried the default password from the manual. I said that it didn't work. Neither leaving it blank worked.
    The router was used and the imbecile who gave it to me didn't know the password.


    Thanks for trying to help guys... I know these situations are tough to fix over a forum. Thankfully it's not needed anymore.
     
  8. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Admin

    May 27, 2004
    yet you can't seem able to tell us what we actually need to know to help you solve your problem, ye know...
    if you had told us that straight away, it'd kind have been easier to troubleshoot...
    Dewd, you're the one asking for help, remember?
    and just reset it to factory default. it should be in the manual how to do that.
    alrighty then.
     
  9. FeelTheRads

    FeelTheRads Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 15, 2004
    Knowing what a modem is doesn't imply knowing what's needed to set up a network.

    I thought this: "a cable connection that normally doesn't require anything, I just have to stick the cable in the network card." and this: "No modem, just a cable." was enough. Yet, you preferred to assume that's not the case and I don't know what a modem is or at least know if there's a device with unknown functions in my house.

    ANYWAY, it would've been probably impossible to set it up without a router or two network cards for one computer (not doable because I use a laptop) since the internet connection works only with the mac of my network card. Of course, I don't know if I could change the mac of the router so maybe it wouldn't have worked with it either.
     
  10. Maphusio

    Maphusio Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Sep 25, 2004
    Come on pally, your first post was cryptic as hell. I too thought you did not know what a modem was and were not providing the information necessary for anyone to provide a sensible answer.

    Your router should be able to clone the MAC address of your computers network card... Problem solved no?
     
  11. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Admin

    May 27, 2004
    USB to UTP dongles exist.

    as well as various addon cards for your laptop to either provide for UTP or wireless connection.

    most routers worth a damn can clone or mask MAC addresses.