internet 1 line but

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February 26, 2010 at 08:16:22
Specs: Windows XP
internet 1 line but i have 2 computer i have no modem can u advice for how can use internet

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February 26, 2010 at 08:23:36

Do you mean you have an internet service - broadband (also called dsl) service - and it works with one computer only; and you would like to be able tu use it on both computers?

Or do you mean you have an internet service into your home but no way to connect it to any of your computers?

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February 26, 2010 at 08:54:31
You can enable Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) on first computer with Internet connection, then connect to second computer to share Internet connection. The drawback is that computer with ICS configured need to be on all the time for second computer connects to Internet.

Better solution is to get a wireless router or Ethernet wired router and set up wireless network or wired Ethernet network.

Hope this helps.

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February 26, 2010 at 09:17:06
hmm so far i have understood...
i think u need a internet hub to connect 2 computers from 1 internet line...

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February 26, 2010 at 09:46:04
I think you meant "SOHO Router" or possibly a "switch"

Nobody uses hubs anymore and I don't even think anybody even manufactures them anymore.

A "switch" cannot do NAT so in order to use a switch to connect two PC's to the internet, you would require two statically assigned IP's from your ISP............expensive!

Whereas, for around $50 USD you can buy a SOHO Router which does NAT (as well as provide a firewall and DHCP) and will allow multiple computers to access the internet through a single DHCP internet connection.

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February 26, 2010 at 10:49:30
to clarify - and understanding that Enlgish is not your prime/first language...

A hub is simply a device to allow you to connect several PCs to each other; it does not provide an actual internet connection - has no modem etc.

A modem connects to the internet service and usually allows only one PC connected.

A suitable router can allow several PCs to connect to the modem and thus share the internet connection. This means you have two pieces of equipment in use to allow you to enable you to share that internet connection.

An access-router combines a modem and a router; and has a few useful facilities built into it to make it all work very simply... So get yourself an "access-router"; as this will allow several computers to share the connection seemlessly...

You will have a single internet address; and each computer will share it behind the router... The router will make many PCs look like one to the internet service provider...

Depending on where you are itiuated depends which access-routers available to you... Where are you located?

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