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Hi jordcraz,

This is something that somewhat simple depending on the other computers OS. If it's XP or above, all you have to do is plug a ethernet cable from the back of the computer and the other side goes to the back of your router. When you plug it in, XP will automatically recongize the port and open a connection to the internet for you. If your router is set to the manufacture's default settings, that would indicate that it's set up as the DHGP server, and will automatically allow XP to get an IP number from it. That's it. Don't go into the XP local area connections and start messing around, that's sure fire way to loss the connection that is always automatic.

Good Luck


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I would be happy to analyze the above alternatives and provide you a recommendation to move forward -- however to do so I need you to add a comment to this request with the information about your computers and your Internet service provider. and whether or not a wire only solution works for you. Look forward to the receiving the information and providing you some options.

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