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Patch internet through a computer to a second device

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August 22, 2011 11:00:43 PM

I don't have a router but I need to provide internet to two devices. I have a Gigabyte P55A-UD3 motherboard and a Linksys ethernet PCI card. Is there any way I can connect the Internet to my motherboard, and then provide internet to my second device via the PCI card? If so, how would I do this?

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August 22, 2011 11:32:19 PM

Yes, on Windows it is called Internet Connection Sharing (ICS). The steps vary depending on the version of Windows you have. On XP you can simply run the Network Setup Wizard to set up sharing.
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August 23, 2011 1:30:06 AM

Thanks for the response. I'll look for more information about ICS. I'm running Windows 7 64-bit. Is this a complicated process? Does the first computer have to be on to have internet on the second device?
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August 23, 2011 8:47:35 PM

The first computer has to be on, what would the second PC connect to if it was not? It would be like leaving a key for a lock for someone, inside the locked room.

Just look up ICS for Windows 7 in a web search, will find instructions, not too hard.

You'd be better off buying a 40 dollar router though, get more security, speed, and don't need to keep one computer on all the time.
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August 23, 2011 10:42:18 PM

Yeah, I may end up just buying a router. The second device is my TV. I wanted to just hook up internet through my computer to the TV, but I don't want to have to leave my computer on when I want to use internet on the TV.

Thanks for the help, guys. I'll probably try to hook it up through ICS just to try it out.
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August 23, 2011 11:17:30 PM

Yes, a router is a MUCH better solution.
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