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    I have just bought another computer and i have one modem is their anyway i can make both computers compatible to the internet with a wire or summat so both will work at the same time on the internet
    if i can get one
    what is it called
    where can i get one?
    what price/link??
    Thanks

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    Put A Second Network Card In Your New One And Link The Cable From The Old One To The New One
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    Is your modem wireless?

    Does the modem connect via usb? I believe you would need a crossover cable to connect two pc's together (depending on what capabilities the network cards have).
    Cross over Cable
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    Network Card
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    Once you have the two connected you will then need to enable connection sharing in the network connections section of the windows control panel, it's on the advanced tab.

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    moob;5603077

    Is your modem wireless?



    No wired

    Original Poster

    sanchez82;5603102

    Does the modem connect via usb? I believe you would need a crossover … Does the modem connect via usb? I believe you would need a crossover cable to connect two pc's together (depending on what capabilities the network cards have).Cross over Cablehttp://www.ebuyer.com/product/16488Network Cardhttp://www.ebuyer.com/product/132468



    My modem is connected via usb
    so which one is better and do i need

    You need an Ethernet Crossover cable. then create a home network and turn internet connection sharing on.
    If you cannot use a wire and both have wireless cards you can create an AD Hoc Network
    You could just get a Wireless modem router and connect one with a wireless cards.

    There are quite a few options, tell us more about your set up, pc locations, internet provider and existing hardware and we can better advise you

    rihanna08;5603112

    My modem is connected via usbso which one is better and do i need



    how far away is the other computer?
    do you mind having Computer A on to use the internet on computer B?

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    Jetpac;5603138

    how far away is the other computer?do you mind having Computer A on to … how far away is the other computer?do you mind having Computer A on to use the internet on computer B?



    There right next to each other
    id i have to hacve compuetre a on to use b than i dont mind
    but can i gt round this?

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    Jetpac;5603132

    You need an Ethernet Crossover cable. then create a home network and turn … You need an Ethernet Crossover cable. then create a home network and turn internet connection sharing on.If you cannot use a wire and both have wireless cards you can create an AD Hoc NetworkYou could just get a Wireless modem router and connect one with a wireless cards.There are quite a few options, tell us more about your set up, pc locations, internet provider and existing hardware and we can better advise you



    The computers are right next to each other
    virgin is my internet provider

    rihanna08;5603112

    My modem is connected via usbso which one is better and do i need



    Is it a Touchspeed modem?

    You cannot have two computers connected at the same time if it is.

    rihanna08;5603148

    There right next to each otherid i have to hacve compuetre a on to use b … There right next to each otherid i have to hacve compuetre a on to use b than i dont mindbut can i gt round this?



    Yep, If you didnt mind it then all you would need is an Ethernet crossover cable.

    if you wanted to have use B with A turned off you would need an ADSL Modem router whioch would run you about 15-20 and an extra ethernet cable

    have a search in windows help on "internet connection sharing".
    the pc you want to share the connection with needs to be on the same network, so connect them with a rj45 crossover cable connected to an ethernet (network) port on each pc.
    a windows wizard will take you through the process on each pc.

    Predikuesi;5603157

    Is it a Touchspeed modem?You cannot have two computers connected at the … Is it a Touchspeed modem?You cannot have two computers connected at the same time if it is.



    You can.
    Using internet connection sharing on a home network.

    I'm using the same setup with 4 computers hooked in and sharing the internet off of one.

    wow 10 posts in the time it took me to write mine

    Jetpac;5603176

    You can.Using internet connection sharing on a home network.I'm using the … You can.Using internet connection sharing on a home network.I'm using the same setup with 4 computers hooked in and sharing the internet off of one.



    Surely only one computer can actually connect to the internet though, and isn't speed an issue since that kind of modem can only connect up to 2Mb?

    Just get a router.

    Job done.

    Predikuesi;5603198

    Surely only one computer can actually connect to the internet though, and … Surely only one computer can actually connect to the internet though, and isn't speed an issue since that kind of modem can only connect up to 2Mb?



    Yea you have to use Internet connection sharing and the primary PC has to be on.

    we happen to be at the end of the line, so can only get ~512kb Broadband but there are no issues with using the other pcs to download or play online games etc despite using ICS and having a low broadband speed to begin with.

    I'm on Vmedia and I use one of these,
    ebuyer.com/pro…190
    the surfboard 5100 modem connects to this and you can then connect up to four other devices using patch cables.

    Jetpac;5603215

    Yea you have to use Internet connection sharing and the primary PC has to … Yea you have to use Internet connection sharing and the primary PC has to be on.we happen to be at the end of the line, so can only get ~512kb Broadband but there are no issues with using the other pcs to download or play online games etc despite using ICS and having a low broadband speed to begin with.



    OK. I get it, I think:)
    I never tried that when I only had a USB modem.

    As mentioned above, I think that the OP should buy a router modem instead of trying to connect through the USB modem. They are cheap enough (Belkin G) if coverage is not an issue.

    sanchez82;5603222

    I'm on Vmedia and I use one of these, … I'm on Vmedia and I use one of these, http://www.ebuyer.com/product/64190the surfboard 5100 modem connects to this and you can then connect up to four other devices using patch cables.



    Overkill of Rihannas needs.
    if she is using a USB modem she has ADSL broadband.

    so the choices are an ADSL Modem Router or just using an Ethernet Crossover.

    Jetpac;5603244

    Overkill of Rihannas needs.if she is using a USB modem she has ADSL … Overkill of Rihannas needs.if she is using a USB modem she has ADSL broadband.so the choices are an ADSL Modem Router or just using an Ethernet Crossover.



    I was providing an example of a set up for virgin media.

    My cable modem has both network & usb connections, the engineer who installed had never seen a iMac so connected through the network connections. For pc's they would normally use the usb.

    sanchez82;5603307

    I was providing an example of a set up for virgin media. My cable modem … I was providing an example of a set up for virgin media. My cable modem has both network & usb connections, the engineer who installed had never seen a iMac so connected through the network connections. For pc's they would normally use the usb.



    I'd go for this type of setup... it saves having both computers on whenever you want to use the internet & reduces problems if the primary computer suffers any technical issues.

    Edit: Does the switch have an input for USB modems (assuming their is no RJ45 connection on the modem) or will the OP have to get a usb to RJ45 adapter?

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    which would be better a router
    or a ethernet cable?

    I agree with the recommendations to just get a router - they're usually relatively simple to set up these days and they're not that expensive, once up and running it's far more convenient than using internet connection sharing on one PC. The latter is fine if you're just wanting a quick and temporary set up but if it's a longer term set up the router is worth the money.

    John

    Original Poster

    Are both ways compatiable on any modem?

    rihanna08;5605416

    Are both ways compatiable on any modem?


    The router replaces your modem entirely - you plug your phoneline into the router and then it automatically shares your connection, you simply plug in your PCs (or other network devices) with a network cable or wirelessly.

    John

    Original Poster

    What about the ethernet cable?

    You can use a network patch cable if you want to physically plug your computer into the router rather than wirelessly.

    John

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    Getting very confused with all these options and so much different advice. AAAAHHHHHHHHHH

    Have two desktop PCs and one broadband cable modem. Now at present only one PC is connected to the internet via the modem.

    I would ideally like to connect both to the internet.

    I first was thinking of getting RJ45 double adaptor and simply attaching it to the modem and linking both PC with AN ethernet cable EACH. But has far has my understanding is, this means that both PCs will not be able to use the internet at the same time. PLEASE CONFIRM?

    So need to get a crossover ethernet cable to connect both PCs together before connecting to the modem. So my question is my modem is not a USB its a RJ45 connection. and both my PCS have one RJ45 connection so do I need to buy an RJ45 adaptor and attach to one PC

    PLEASE ADVICE

    PCS TO BE USED FOR THE KIDS SOCIALLY AND HOME.

    Ok, you have two options:
    1) Buy a crossover network cable to connect the two PCs directly to each other through their RJ45 port. On the PC that has the USB modem connected go into network connections, start the network wizard and choose to share the USB modem connection over the network card. This will allow either PC to go online or both at the same time as long as the one that is connected to the modem is powered on and working. The advantage of this method is it's cheaper as you only need the crossover cable.
    2) Buy an ADSL modem router, this replaces the USB modem - this device plugs into your phoneline then each PC connects to it with a standard network cable directly through their RJ45 cable. The advantage of this system is that it doesn't need a PC to be powered up all the time and it's normally easier to maintain if you need to set up any port forwarding (such as for Xbox live or certain types of file transfer) but the cost for starting up is higher.

    John

    who is your broadband provider?

    rihanna08;5612606

    Getting very confused with all these options and so much different … Getting very confused with all these options and so much different advice. AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHave two desktop PCs and one broadband cable modem. Now at present only one PC is connected to the internet via the modem.I would ideally like to connect both to the internet.



    Just to clarify, Your on Virgin Media - Cable (Not through the telephone), you have one modem & 2 pc's, you require both to be on the net at the same time.

    The easiest option is to buy a Broadband Router & connect the modem & both PC's to the router. As I mentioned previously this is the typical set-up for most people on Vmedia

    I believe that Virgin are supplying these as standard to new customers now at £40 there are loads on the market just search the forums for cable router.

    ebuyer.com/pro…546

    Hope you get this sorted soon:thumbsup:
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