Sharing Broadband

  NEW USER 121 20:03 25 Apr 03
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We have two computers and one has broadband connected. What will we need to but to share the broadband connection? We both have ethernet cards. Also,as only one computer has a cd/DVD reader/writer when we share broadband connection will both users be able to burn cd,s? Very novice and new users so please try to be basic! Many Thanks!

  snoresloudly 20:51 25 Apr 03

What windows are you running?? have you already got a network setup? under win Me it is a simple job to connect both pcs using cable connection, then once the network is working you will need to run internet connection sharing. You can both share files/printer b/band etc so I dont see why you cannot share the burner. may be differant under XP no doubt someone with first hand exp of xp will be along

  PSF 20:53 25 Apr 03

If you use a router you can connect both pc's to the broadband connection.You can then use them at same time or independently.
I use a Netgear router for my network. click here It also is a network switch and so transferring files or sharing printers etc is easy.

I also have an X Box now connected to the router which runs at the same time the pc's are used.

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