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Laptop and Desktop Pc connecting to internet

I want to connect my laptop with our desktop pc so that they share the internet connection. We are connected to the net using a router from our cable company. I need to know how to connect them and then all of the settings for both computers to be configured at so the both connect. Thanks for your help.

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  • thetreeguy Nov 03, 2008

    I do not have a local area network on my laptop. It has the1394 bus network thingy. I tried to hook the desktop to the laptop using the usb cord and it wouldnt connect still. I even installed the cable program into the laptop. I am not quite understanding what all you mean. i am new to this. Please help. Thanks.

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If you have a local area network inside. All you need to share files. Find the other side of the IP can be. For example: / / 192.168.0.1 so to be able to jump out of a password. On the note in order to succeed.

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