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Please help at one time i had 2 pc hooked up to my dsl modem but forgot how i had it I am wanting to hook daughters up so we both can be on line would like to do this without a router but my westel disk got broke how do i do it

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If you want to do this without a router (people actually do this? I like the hardware firewall) then you would need to have a second network card in the computer connecting to the modem (so one card connects to the modem and one to the second computer) and have the internet sharing capability turned on. I've never set it up so I'm afraid I can't be much more help, I just know a little bit about it.

Good luck :)

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

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