Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Connection of two computers

Posted on 2004-09-09
8
198 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-18


Hello mine question is quite simple :

We have 2 computers (running on XP) .First is connecting to internet via adsl.Second will connect through this computer ( no router, no hub only simply network cable ).I tried to configure but still the connection is not working.
 
0
Comment
Question by:hermesc
8 Comments
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:Yan_west
ID: 12020112
get yourself a 45$ Linksys Broadband router, plug your DSL connection in it, and plug your 2 computers in the router. You will have ease of use and more security.

http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=34&scid=29&prid=561
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:Yan_west
ID: 12020150
If you still do not want to do that, you'll have to get 1 machine with 2 network card, and enable ICS.

http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp_ics/

I don't like this solution btw.. I always recommand to people to use a Broadband firewall/router..
0
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:David Lee
ID: 12020191
If there's no hub, then how are the two computers connected together?
0
Free learning courses: Active Directory Deep Dive

Get a firm grasp on your IT environment when you learn Active Directory best practices with Veeam! Watch all, or choose any amount, of this three-part webinar series to improve your skills. From the basics to virtualization and backup, we got you covered.

 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:adamdrayer
ID: 12020312
probably 1 machine has a DSL connection and a wireless NIC, and the other just has a wireless NIC, right?
0
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:David Lee
ID: 12020405
Possibly, although the person asking the question says, "...  no router, no hub only simply network cable".  I just didn't want to make any assumptions about how they're trying to connect, so figured it's best to ask.
0
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
Focusyn earned 500 total points
ID: 12020515
If you're using a USB DSL modem otherwise connected device, and the network cards from both computers are to be connected, you need a crossover network cable rather than a regular network cable to make any connection.  The conductors inside a network cable are seperated into inputs and outputs.  A "regular" network cable will thus connect the inputs to the onputs and the outputs to the outputs and no data can pass.  A "Crossover" cable swaps the two sets of conductors so that the inputs from one network card connect to the outputs of the other, and vice versa.  If you are using a crossover cable and ICS is the problem, make sure the computer sith the DSL is not set to "bridge" the DSL and network card connections.  I've noticed Windows defaulting to this several times when adding a second connection, adn that will prevent ICS from running properly.
0
 

Author Comment

by:hermesc
ID: 12023634
I have two ethernet cards on the main machine so no router
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:Yan_west
ID: 12026104
Like i Said, plug your existing DSL connection in the 1st network card, and let the modem assign the address to the card. After, configure the second card with a static IP address 192.168.1.1, and on the other machine 192.168.1.2, both with subnet masks of 255.255.255.0. U need to use A cross-over ethernet cable to connect your 2 computer togeter btw..

Again, USE ICS, here is another how to:

http://www.homenethelp.com/ics/ics-install-sxp.asp
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Greetings, Experts! First let me state that this website is top notch. I thoroughly enjoy the community that is shared here; those seeking help and those willing to sacrifice their time to help. It is fantastic. I am writing this article at th…
Many of us in IT utilize a combination of roaming profiles and folder redirection to ensure user information carries over from one workstation to another; in my environment, it was to enable virtualization without needing a separate desktop for each…
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …

839 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question