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Last response: in Networking
June 13, 2010 1:10:22 PM

My computer (for some reason) wont allow me to install my Mobile broadband.

So after many attempts to solve this, i gave up and thought of something else.

I want to connnect to my laptop using an ethernet cable and see if i can get a connection there.

But sadly i do not know how to set it up.

any help?

(A little diagram)

My Computer ------->Laptop<--------Internet

More about : internet computer

June 13, 2010 2:57:48 PM

*cought* no help?
a b D Laptop
June 13, 2010 3:01:13 PM

Investigate Windows Internet Connection Sharing in Windows Help. It's not very smart but allows you to get internet on a second machine with nothing more than a crossover version of an ethernet cable.
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June 13, 2010 3:14:39 PM

Cross over version>?

doesnt any ethernet (male male) work?
a b D Laptop
June 13, 2010 3:18:33 PM

No it's not the gender it's the wiring.

Regular/straight through cables are for connecting a computer to a router but computer to computer you need a crossover -- or you do unless at least one the computers has a self-sensing NIC.

Anyway, cables are cheap. Or you could chop up and existing cable and make a crossover yourself like I did (wiring diagrams are on the internet).
June 13, 2010 3:19:25 PM

Im not sure if mine is a crossover cable, could you play LAN on a normal one?
a b D Laptop
June 13, 2010 3:21:32 PM

If a straight through worked to link the two computers previously, you probably have a self sensing NIC in one of them.

Otherwise take a spare cable and chop it up, wiring diagrams are available on the net.
a b D Laptop
June 13, 2010 10:56:04 PM

Did you turn off the firewall on the two machines ?