How do I allow a second PC to share a cable modem?
Posted on 2003-03-02
I have a desktop pc running Windows 98 with internet access through a cable modem. I want to be able to bring my laptop, running Win XP Pro, home and use it to connect to the internet. If I simply unplug the connection from the desktop and connect it to the laptop it does not work. I think the cable modem is somehow connected only to the IP address of my desktop. As this is not that common an occurence and I never need access through both simultaneously, I don't want to pay to rent another modem etc from the cable copmpany. I should be able to use one pc or another. Is there a simple way to do this or do I need to set up a small network? If so, how do I build this network. Thanks.