Getting internet through another computer/

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
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  1. *cought* no help?
  2. 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.
  3. Cross over version>?

    doesnt any ethernet (male male) work?
  4. 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).
  5. Im not sure if mine is a crossover cable, could you play LAN on a normal one?
  6. 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.
  7. ok

    ive pretty much done everything on
    this (down to ICS and VPN connections)
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Using-ICS-Internet-Connection-Sharing

    still doesnt work,

    on the computer (not the host) theres is a connection through the LAN but is a 'x' through the link to the internet ?
  8. Did you turn off the firewall on the two machines ?
  9. yes
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