internet connection sharing

March 23, 2009 at 09:05:45
Specs: Windows XP
hi...i have the USB broadband connection by reliance and i want to share the net using the switch how can i share this as i cant afford for the wifi router and the speed of braod band is 3.1MBPS and just tell me the full steps how can i connect share the net through the switch

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#1
March 23, 2009 at 10:05:26
You cant share the Internet through a switch, not by itself.

If you want to share the Internet with you USB modem you need to Install Internet Connection sharing on the computer that has the modem plugged into it. This then makes the computer act like a router to which you can connect other computers via Ethernet. You could plug a switch into this computer and have multiple computers connect to the client but it would be the client doing the sharing.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306126

Stuart


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#2
March 23, 2009 at 11:57:47
Could someone explain to me what are the advantages and
disadvantages of the switching in network topologies.

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#3
March 23, 2009 at 13:09:38
Hushboy,

Dont tag onto the end of someone elses thread, start you own. Yours is a different question altogether.

Stuart


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#4
March 23, 2009 at 13:55:40
See also analogx's free proxy to share internet. Not limited to MS's ip address.

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#5
March 24, 2009 at 07:49:13
You can also take a look on this Internet connection sharing tutorial to help you.

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#6
March 24, 2009 at 08:48:00
Just one slight devation from the tutorial posted by Picohat is that as the OP has a USB modem they will only need one network interface card. You would only need the second netwrok interface card if there was an Ethernet modem.

Stuart


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