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I have a broadband internet connection at home which had a modem and only one LAN cable. Now I have 2 laptop's one with Microsoft XP and other MS-Vista. Whenever I try to connect internet the one with XP connection is established while one with Vista never connects. On taking information from the service provider about the same, they say the MAC addresses are set and this facility is provided in XP and not in Vista. The solution they provided was to buy a router and have 2 LAN cables one for XP and one for Vista so that 2 MAC addresses be set at server end. Can you tell me any alternative to fix this problem apart from buying a router.

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The best solution is the router....you can however connect one pc to the other via a crossover cable and 'share' the internet connection ...problem with this is you'll need to have the pc with the direct connection on all the time that you want to connect with the 2nd pc.....there is also a problem 'networking' vista and xp ....sometimes all goes to plan and everything works perfectly...other times setting it up can be quite difficult...seems to depend on configuration....the advantages of the router are that you could also have wireless as well and that setup should be easier

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If you had say one desktop and one laptop I would say to buy another LAN card for the desktop and enable internet connection sharing on it for the other computer but with two laptops that might not be possible and you will need a router.
But routers are pretty cheap nowadays and you can probably find a basic 4 port router on eBay for around $20 (you don’t really need to spend the extra money on a wireless one unless of course both laptops have wireless connections then you might find that a wireless router to be pretty useful.)
But to answer your question YES you need a router since a router will take your IP address and split it up into multiple internal IP addresses and allow more that one connection to the internet that will appear as one connection to your ISP

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