How to share internet between 2 PCs ( Ubuntu - Vista )

Posted on 2007-10-19
Last Modified: 2013-11-15
Hi there,

Right so i had a router, And a total of 5 Pcs which 4 connected via ethernet to the router and one with a wireless, However my Reouter has been broken ( phisically ). Therefor i got my 5 old usb adsl modem out and installed it on the main pc which is running Ubuntu .. ( took me about an hour .. damn! ) Anyways Now, I really need to give access to internet to another PC and this is very cirtical ... Is there anyway i can share the Internet on PC 1 which is connected to internet via usb , via a ethernet connection to PC 2 running Windows vista ( boo .. i know! )

Thank you guys,
Question by:nobodynowherenothing
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    Can I recommend this:

    Or may be you have $50 for a new Router? :).
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    Thank you, Will check it out! Yeah i have already ordered the router but will take few days to get it as its weekend and so  ... And in this weekend i have alot of projetc to get done so thats why it was very critical!

    Will check it out and let you know!
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    An easy way to share internet connection in case your Windows based computer will act as
    a gateway would be to download and install free 3 users proxy server Proxy +
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    HI can you please tell me what are the available interfaces on your ubuntu server "ifconfig  -a"  the USB internet should show and interface here please if you can highlight it and send the output so i will tell you the next step in a easy way .

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