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how do i connect 2 computers

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cat101970, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. cat101970

    cat101970 Private E-2

    First off I have internet through my cable company, My main computer is a hp pavilion I just got a compaq MV400 (older) but know it worked with dial up, I dont see any ports to hook up a wireless adapter, is there any other way I can connect maybe to my computer to get online with it.:confused idiot instructions PLEASE!
  2. Tarquin BA

    Tarquin BA Private First Class

    It can be done using Firewire, if both computers have firewire cards in them. There was a post on here ages ago with detailed instructions on how to do it. You need a firewire lead with 6 pin connectors on both ends.

    Here's some info I found on it . .
  3. cat5e

    cat5e MajorGeek

    May be the content of the following links will provide you with a basic tutorial about Sharing Internet connection; it is short and to the point. The pages were written by me ages ago. Ignore the prices, and the specific choice of hardware, stick with the principles they are still the same.

    Basic Options for Internet Connection Sharing - http://www.anandtech.com/guides/viewfaq.aspx?i=105

    Hubs, routers, switches, DSL, LANs, WANs...? - http://www.anandtech.com/guides/viewfaq.aspx?i=48

    Cable/DSL Routers - NAT, Open Ports, DMZ, SPI. – http://www.ezlan.net/routers1.html

    The whole thing should look like this, http://www.ezlan.net/network/router.jpg

    As for Wireless it is a rather complicated issue since it depends on your needs and the specific environment.

    For general use when No extra strong Wireless is needed I would go with this, Zyxel 330 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833181219

    More features and a little better coverage this, Zyxel 550 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833181218&Tpk=zyxel+550[/L]

    There are more pages that can clarify and help in other issues concerning Home Networking and sharing here, http://www.ezlan.net

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