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Problem with sharing router

This is a bit of a complicated problem, or at least I think so. We have a Home computer with Windows Vista and a Laptop with Windows XP. They are both in the same room as the router and use a blue cable (I believe it was called ethernet or something similar) to connect to the internet.
The problem is that the laptop can be hooked up and will work fine, but the desktop will not work. If both are plugged in to the modem at the same time, neither will work. The part that doesn't make any sense is if the router is hooked up to the desktop and the laptop is far away (several miles) the home computer will have internet connection. The only other thing is that the Desktop displays "Unidentified Network" if it will not connect, and "Network" if it is connected. The laptop simply displays "Local Area Connection" at all times.

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If you are referring to a cable modem then you may be talking about using both the USB connection and the Ethernet connection. They will not work simultaneously. But if you have a router and branching your connection, then there should not be any problems. Just make sure that when you are accessing the Internet through a router that you make sure that your router's IP address can access the internet after that you leave your computer's IP at Detect Settings Automatically, it works for me

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    You can also uae your USB connection on your Cable moden for your First PC and then bridge to another through that computer's Ethernet connection to another's Like your Laptop. you can go into your network center on your desktop and go to your connection's status, then go to the sharing tab and check "Allow other computers to access this connection to the internet" of such as.

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