Solved hooking home stereo to internet

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July 27, 2013 at 21:07:06
Specs: windows 7, 4gb
I have a Onkyo TX-NR801 home stereo receiver w/Ethernet port on the back. Have a HP a1410n running wireless. Was going to use the HP as a router using a crossover cable to hook to the Onkyo to listen to music. After doing that it will not work as I thought. Is it possible to hook it up like that or is there another way besides running a cable from router down two story's to the basement? Thanks and still learnin.

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July 28, 2013 at 03:56:19
I've just thought. Another alternative, which would be more satisfactory as it wouldn't require your PC to be on all the time, would be to use powerline networking devices to make a connection directly to your router. They are very cheap nowadays (about $30 for a pair).


#1
July 28, 2013 at 00:48:12
"Was going to use the HP as a router using a crossover cable to hook to the Onkyo to listen to music."

Why a crossover cable? You should use a normal Ethernet cable, not crossover.


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#2
July 28, 2013 at 00:48:39
Using a real router need would simplify what you're trying to achieve.

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#3
July 28, 2013 at 00:51:17
"You can't use a PC as router."

Internet Connection Sharing? (But I did miss the fact that it was using a PC rather than a router - in that case a crossover cable may be needed.)


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#4
July 28, 2013 at 02:26:34
"You can't use a PC as router"

Where are you quoting that from?


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#5
July 28, 2013 at 03:13:16
Hey mister ijack. I tried a crossover but it wouldn't work. (Well I made one just to see if it would work). Also tried a regular Ethernet cable but that didn't work either. So I'm wandering can I use the Wireless desktop as a router? Or am I just wasting time? I think you have helped me before right? Thanks and still learnin.

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#6
July 28, 2013 at 03:16:13
I would do that but going down two story's and drilling holes in the floor is too much trouble. Thanks anyway.

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#7
July 28, 2013 at 03:46:40
""You can't use a PC as router"
Where are you quoting that from?"

Editing your original post fools no-one.

Pathetic!


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#8
July 28, 2013 at 03:49:47
As I said, you need to set up Internet Connection Sharing.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...


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#9
July 28, 2013 at 03:56:19
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I've just thought. Another alternative, which would be more satisfactory as it wouldn't require your PC to be on all the time, would be to use powerline networking devices to make a connection directly to your router. They are very cheap nowadays (about $30 for a pair).

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#10
July 28, 2013 at 04:08:13
I don't know that I edited anything. Please get your thoughts together before you post your answer. Thanks for the help. I will try your suggestions and name calling is not needed.

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#11
July 28, 2013 at 04:46:19
OK so I looked into your two answers and I will try the sharing first as I didn't change the setting when using the two different cables. My bad. As for the powerline thing I have seen these at Goodwill for a couple of bucks but I didn't know what they where. Now I do. And my Mom said I'm not Pathetic! Thanks and still learnin.

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#12
July 28, 2013 at 04:57:15
"I don't know that I edited anything."

I'm sorry if that was confusing (it is always a problem with non-threaded forums). I was quoting, and responding to, another poster - not yourself. I had previously quoted (by copying and pasting) from their earlier post. That earlier post was then edited to make it look like I was talking nonsense. It happens, I'm afraid. Sorry for any misunderstanding.

Anyway, I hope that my suggestion solves your problem.


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#13
July 28, 2013 at 05:39:44
None taken. Thought I was dealing with somebody from Craigslist there for a second. Thanks for the help, again!!

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