I have bought myself a new PC for my room upstairs, i am going to have Win XP Pro running on it. Downstairs i have a 600mhz 128 mb ram and i have bought a network card for it a 10/100mbs and i have one built in to my new computer. I also have a ntl broadband modem. Now what i would like to happen is have the two computers networked but also be able to access the internet through my modem. is there anyway of doing this.
I was thinking that I could have a crossover cable running straight into my computer downstairs, then i can just plug my cable into the modem if the computer downstairs isnt switched on but if it is switched on then i can access the internet through the downstairs computer.
Would i need to keep changing settings or would it just auto switch?
Would the crossover cable work from a modem to computer?
Any suggestions on this, i dont really want to spent a lot of money absolute MAX £25.
Thanks for any help