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Connect two computers together

I want to know if possible can u hook two computers together with an ethernet cable and if one has a wireless internet connection can they both use it

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  • setharoni Jun 28, 2008

    how much would the crossover cable cost
    and how exactly do i set it up


  • setharoni Jun 28, 2008

    thanks alot man
    ill go get a crossover cable tomorrow and hook it up
    if i can get it to work right ill post again
    thanks bud


  • setharoni Jul 03, 2008

    can you give me some step by step plz

  • setharoni Jul 19, 2008

    sorry i havent posted results for u but i was on youtube tryin to find out how to use xbox live through my laptop
    it worked great then i tried it the same way onmy desktop and it worked great too
    alls i had to do is enable internet sharin from my laptop and i used a regular Ethernet cable


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Hi,

Technically, yes. Both computers should have an Ethernet port (LAN), a crossover networking cable, peer to peer networking using static IP add, and Internet Connection Sharing on the PC with the Wireless Internet Connection. If by chance the PC with the Internet access is already using its Ethernet port, a second NIC could be installed.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

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    Louie Role Jun 28, 2008

    Hi again,

    If you would have clicked on the link (crossover) provided, then that would have started you off. In any case, a Google search disclosed tutorial on how to go about this here, here, here or here.

    As to the cost, perhaps if you could have posted your general location, then possible sources and most likely cost could be forwarded. Again, in any case, the ball park cost for a crossover cable would be in th neighborhood of 5USD.

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Jun 28, 2008

    Glad to be of assistance.

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Jul 20, 2008

    Appreciate the update andcongratulations on the success of your project.

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