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Is it possbile? connecting to internet

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  • Windows Vista
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Last response: in Components
April 21, 2007 3:04:11 PM

Hi I have windows vista installed on a new PC but at the moment ythere are no drivers for my globespan usb adsl modem I have the modem installed and working on an older computer using win2000 pro.. Ive just purchased a crossed network cable to connect them together and wanted to know if i can access the internet to update vista via the network connection .. I have no real experience of home networks but have so far granted access to the hardrive of the vista pc but seem to have problems seeing the c drive of the win2000 pro pc as it just shows me limited folders. The first question is can i coonect to the internet piggy backing of the other machine and if so does anybody have any tech threads to help me ..

Many thnx David

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April 21, 2007 3:32:36 PM

ICS using Windows 2000

Check that link. The feature you are looking at is ICS (Internet Connection Sharing). It´s quite easy actually and your idea is sound and should work. If the link i posted doesn´t provide what you need or is too complicated do a google Search for "ICS Windows 2000" and you will find plenty of tutorials.

Good Luck. :wink:
May 12, 2007 2:10:45 PM

i dont mean to sound annoying but really your better off getting a new adsl modem that output in ethernet they are much better and dont require drivers.
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May 12, 2007 5:37:02 PM

Hi thnx for the links I didnt find drivers for the modem but did thnx to the info set up a lan to my old pc and registered my MS VISTA and upgraded it.

Also finally played online with the new beast Ive just built :lol: 

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intel e6300 oc to 3.3 ...watercooled
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Asus stricker extreme mb
2 rapator 150gig Hd raid O

Yes... Ive just got a wireless bb router (BT Voyager2500V) (ebay) to connect my 3 pcs together... Just unlocking it now with new firmware so all should be ok

Thnx again

May 12, 2007 5:48:16 PM

good, that the best option.