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Hewlett-packard / Slimline dual 64
May 13, 2009 at 07:44:29
Specs: Windows vista
ok trying to share internet? From desktop (HP with vista also has wireless)to laptop (toshiba with winsows xp also has wireless) . I am using my phone as a modem via usb on the desktop. I would also like to say instinct has awesome speed. Can anyone help

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May 13, 2009 at 09:20:39
Ok, your post is a little hard to understand.

I'm going to assume you have highspeed internet. From the sounds of it, you have DSL of some sort. If this is true, the simplest way to share one internet connect with multiple computers is to buy a SOHO router and use that.

If you have wireless capable computers and wish to use wireless, buy a wireless SOHO router.

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May 13, 2009 at 11:10:37
hey thanks but i have a usb modem and its my phone both computers have wireless just need to know how to set it up ive been trying to setup an add-hoc but maybe thats not rite

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May 13, 2009 at 12:21:11
I think you can with an ad-hoc wireless network, I can't say for sure as I've never tried to.

However, no matter what you do, somewhere in there you need NAT. Windows has ICS built into it. ICS performs NAT. So, I would suspect that while you can setup an ad-hoc wireless network to establish a LAN between two would have to have NAT in some form in order for the second computer to access the internet.

So, you would likely need to setup ICS on the interface with the WAN connection in order to provide NAT (and therefore, internet access) to the second computer.

I've said it before, I'll say it again, a wireless SOHO router would be a lot simpler solution in the long run. If you can't afford the $40 to $50 for a SOHO router then get reading up on ICS in the Windows help files and online in order to find out if you even can use ICS with an ad-hoc wireless network.

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