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Suspended User Sep 29, 2005, 10:28pm EDT Report Abuse
I have an ADSL modem and I want to connect 2 computers through a network, but it wont work, i plugged the modem in the USB port so i could use the onboard network for the computers but it wont set up
how do i go about setting it up? i ran the wizard etc. I hae done it in the past with a 56k dial up modem and shared the connection, cant figure it out this way though. i am using a switch for the 2 computers and the rj45 cable

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Arsey Iervasi Perfomance Junkie Extreme Sep 29, 2005, 10:55pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Setting up network
mayb ur using 2 different types of network cat5 and cat6...sometimes when u usse 2 different types of cables they dont work

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Rory Witham Sep 29, 2005, 11:24pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Setting up network
ust get a modem router, very quick and simple, get one with a firewall built in as well, theren there is is need for a software one..

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Suspended User Sep 29, 2005, 11:27pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Setting up network
no its the same cable, i have had it tested as well and they both were fine.

Jarret M. Sep 29, 2005, 11:53pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Setting up network
Usually, and this is how I've done it in the past.. The modem is connected to one computer. Once that computer's internet is working, you right click the "local area connection", properties, and enable share the internet.. This computer would have two network cards.. One for modem, one for the switch. And your other computer is connected to the switch obviously. (Or you use a cross over cable and conenct the two computers directly)

Once you enable sharing, dhcp is set up, and your second computer should just grab an IP if its set for dhcp.

That's all there is to it. If its still not working, try to "ping" each computer from each other to see if the network works..



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