Conect two computors to ntl broadband

  gkford 07:56 30 Oct 03

My pc is connected to ntl broadband, runs xp home. I have now purchased a laptop on xp pro and would like to use the internet using the same ntl connection. My thoughts are to simply swap the usb cable on to the laptop but can I do this or should I network the two . The laptop has a built in ethernet card. I would welcome any advice and sujestions.

  Micken 08:36 30 Oct 03

I have ntl broadband from a set top box, with 2 desktops and a laptop networked through a switched hub. As far as I'm aware you can't simply switch the usb onto the laptop since you register and initialise a computer to the broadband connection. You would have to do this each time you swap over. A chore to say the least! If the desktop has a network card all you need is a crossover lead to connect the two.

If you don't have said network card right now you could consider doing the whole thing using wireless networking.

Good luck ;-)

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