How do i use my desktop internet connection for my laptop?

February 1, 2012 at 15:18:09
Specs: Windows XP

i have a local cable internet connection(no modem,no router) which i plug in the back of my cpu and its all seT.now,it is for my desktop but when i insert that cable in my laptop.,it says username and password incorrect.i called up my ISP and he said i can use my internet only on my desktop and not on any other computer.is there a way out of it? can i use that internet on my laptop somehow? i dont wanna use the internet on both(laptop and desktop)so im not asking for something complicated.plz help

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#1
February 1, 2012 at 15:51:00

There is a Modem there somewhere. You cannot transmits data over any distances without one as the connection to the back of your computer will be Ethernet and that is restricted to 100 meters. You don't plug it into the back your CPU, you plug it into the back of your computer. A CPU is a chip on the motherboard, the big one with a fan on it.

You should be able to use a router and use the connection on as many computer as you like. You may have to clone the MAC address of your computer to the router so the ISP still thinks it is connected to the computer.

Stuart


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#2
February 1, 2012 at 17:38:05

okay sounds good,but i really dont wanna use a router here.i dont wanna use all my computers at one time.i just wanna use one computer at a time.so i dont really require a router right

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#3
February 1, 2012 at 18:01:38

You need the router to clone the mac of the desktop so you can connect the laptop.

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#4
February 1, 2012 at 18:58:10

okay i dont wanna buy a router now.so,i can use my internet only on my desktop.right? there is no way i can use internet on my laptop?

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#5
February 1, 2012 at 23:18:47

Internet Connection Sharing:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310563


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#6
February 2, 2012 at 00:09:24

Or call your ISP and tell them that you are changing computers. If you go with ICS you will have to add another network card. I think a router is the easier method.

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#7
February 2, 2012 at 04:25:11

Internet Connection Sharing will work but it does tend to be a unreliable as it is a software solution to a hardware problem. A router is by far the easiest method as it does the job in hardware and is a whole lot easier to set up.

This is the problem with using PTPoEthernet. If you were in the UK using PTPoATM you could just unplug from one computer and plug into the other as MAC addresses play no part in the connection.


Stuart


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#8
February 2, 2012 at 08:50:21

got it.thank you so much yall:)
appreciate the time

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