if your modem has the the normal rj45 jacks the easiest and less troublesome way is to get a 4 port cable/dsl router. ICS will work but the 2nd computer will have lower connection speeds and some more lag. Plus if the main computer locks or must be restarted u will lose the connection on the 2nd computer.
I was using ics at my friends house but got tired of losing my connection so i bought a linksys BEFSR41 ver 2 etherfast cable/dsl router and have had no problems with it at all.
if u can only go usb i am sure they have routers that will take usb inputs.
guys, i dont need to mess around with hubs routers or anything liek that, this isnt a prmament thing, just on some occasions i need to hook up an extra PC to mine thats already hooked up and have a way to acess net through it. extar lag and whatnot i can put up with, just not sure what do i need to do install wise and how to set it up.
if i just plug it in is it automatic or do i need to do anthing ? if so, what ? i remeebr way back in teh day i used to connect 2 comps via serial connection and i had a special program for it (i forgot its name, was made by quarterdeck) so thats why i am asking ahead of time about the USB thing. anything i need to know ?
the hard part is to have them BOTH access the net via USB at the same time. Thats why I suggested ethernet. If you just want to have one access the Internet at a time, and sometimes connect them together then USB is a lot easier.
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