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I have satellite broad band on the host computer with a lap top via do I connect the two computers together as a net work sharing printer internet etc?

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  • jmichelsen4 May 11, 2010

    Can you clarify a bit. From your question I can gather you have a desktop connected to the internet and a laptop that isnt? what operating system are they running? Do you have a router or just the broadband modem?


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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

With the indulgence of jmichelsen4, two ways:

  • a router if the satellite modem uses Ethernet port;
  • a hub or crossover cable if the satellite modem uses USB port on the host computer.
Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

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    KVM Switch

    I don't no how did you try.

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