accessing wireless internet

January 24, 2009 at 11:59:33
Specs: WinMe, 667Mhz; 640Mb
WinMe can NOT access my Virgin Home Broadband. I have reason to want to continue downloading my email to the WinMe PC. Would it be possible to fit a second ethernet socket to the WinXp PC that is connected by ethernet cable to the broadband modem, so as to share by LAN my internet from WinXp to WinMe ?
i.e. can internet directly inaccessible to WinMe, be made accessible to WinMe, by 'taking it from' WinXp rather than from the modem ?
and is it possible to run a second ethernet socket in a (WinXP) PC ?

Basty


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#1
January 24, 2009 at 12:45:54
Oh no here we go again for the third time ...

I doubt we may be able to come up with new suggestions to the same problem we have discussed ith you in your two earlier threads HERE and HERE. Sorry.

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#2
January 24, 2009 at 16:51:33
Both those threads came from me and were about getting wireless internet access to a laptop running WinXP.
I have succeeded in 'solving' that, and have moved on to a further ambition, involving a WinMe PC which I would rather keep using, as distinct from trashing it because of loss of internet connection to it.

Basty


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#3
January 24, 2009 at 18:13:06
You need a router.

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#4
January 24, 2009 at 19:42:00
I think a router would give me the same connection that I would get from connecting to the modem. That will NOT work for WinMe - so my question is : If my WinXP PC does the internet inter/re-ception, is there a chance the WinMe can access the internet through networking from the WinXP PC ?
IF THAT WERE POSSIBLE, then since the WinXP PC is connected to the modem through an ethernet cable, there is the question of the ability of a PC to support two ethernet sockets.

Else, if the WinXP were to receive wirelessly
could it share the internet with WinMe through an ethernet cable ?

Basty


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#5
January 25, 2009 at 07:27:07
"WinMe can NOT access my Virgin Home Broadband" The question would be why? If you connect it to the modem, what happens?

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#6
January 25, 2009 at 16:47:46
'Nothing' happens - in line with my expectation after reading in the Virgin Home Broadband manual that WinXP is the minimum requirement.

So, to simplify things - if my WinXP receives the internet wirelessly, is there a chance it could share it with WinMe by ethernet cable ?

Basty


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#7
January 25, 2009 at 22:57:58
Virgin requirements for XP is for their install software. Not for the operation of the modem. Most cable or DSL modems do not need setup software. The same applies to most routers. All of those I have installed can be manually configured. The usual requirement is a HTML capable browser and an ethernet connection. Your best solution should be modem to router. Then connect the computers to the router. The computers can be connected wired or wireless, with wired having the greater speed and reliability.

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