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Old 03-14-08, 19:57
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Question quick question.............

ok i have 2 dell computers and one of them has an on board ethernet and the other one dont, it has a standerd plug and play ethernet card.....i have 2 of them,and my dsl router only has 1 out put for internet connection,what im looking to do is try to run both on the same connection........can i put both cards in one computer and run it that way??? i dont have the money to buy another any ideas????please help
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Default Re: quick question.............

Sounds like without some sort of extra equipment, be it a router or switch or something, you aren't going to be able to do what you want to do. I believe there is a way to share an internet connection by connecting the two computers directly, but even that would take an extra piece or hardware, because you'd need to get another networking card, one for internet and one going to the other computer. I don't think I have a solution for ya that doesn't involve any extra hardware or equipment.
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Default Re: quick question.............

When you say DSL router do you mean DSL modem?

There is not way to do what you want to do with the amount of equipment you have unles you're neglecting to mention that both laptops (I'm assuming that both are laptops) have wireless.

The cheapest (but not the best) way is to get another ethernet nic whether it be usb or PCI. Then connect the pcs in a bus like this:

DSL Router(Modem)
PC One
PC Two

Set PC One (which should be the faster of the two) to use internet connection sharing and everything should be fine.

I do recommend that you save $50 and just buy a linksys router
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