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question about networking

Hi

i have an internet cable which i connected it to my network card , How can i connect my PC to another computer while i am connecting the cable of the internet ? can i use two network cards??

please help me..

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  • ibyiby Posts: 323Member
    : Hi
    :
    : i have an internet cable which i connected it to my network card , How can i connect my PC to another computer while i am connecting the cable of the internet ? can i use two network cards??
    :
    : please help me..
    :


    Of course you can.
    Let's say PC with internet connection is called PC1.
    This PC has one network card (NIC) that is connected to
    some sort of high speed modem (DSL or Cable for example).
    The other PC is called PC2 and has one NIC. If all you
    want is to connect these TWO computers, all you need is
    one more network card for PC1 and so called CROSS-OVER
    cable.

    Make sure that this card is configured like:
    IP address: 192.168.0.1
    SubNet Mask: 255.255.255.0
    Be sure to make this settings for NEW card and not for
    the existing one that is connected to Modem.
    Note: Address and mask settings are changed by entering
    control panel/networking. Click on TCP/IP of the new card
    and then click on properties...


    Assign following setting to the network card of the PC2:
    IP Address: 192.168.0.2
    SubNet Mask: 255.255.255.0

    That's it. You should be able to share files or printer
    or internet connection (there is internet sharing integrated
    into windows). Internet sharing software is called proxy server.
    it allows multiple PCs to connect to internet through one PC
    that has internet connection (ANY type of internet connection:
    Dial-up Modem, Cable, ISDN, DSL, T1, T3 ...).

    If you don't want the software that comes with windows or
    your PCs use older versions of windows that do not have this,
    that's not problem. You can always download one from internet.
    Some are comercial, some are free. One that is free and very
    simple to setup is for example AnalogX (www.analogx.com)
    It is about 0.5mb and instals in second or two. Once you start
    it change BIND setting from "disabled" to "192.168.0.1".
    This will make your small network secured.

    Then go to the PC2 and start internet explorer, click
    on tools/options/connections/LAN Setting.
    Make sure that box "Use proxy server" is checked.
    Type in address 192.168.0.1 and port 6588.
    (Note: On most proxy servers ports can be changed but this one
    is simple.).

    Click on OK and visit you favourite website. Everything should
    work now...

    If you have more PCs you can just repeat process for all of them
    by incrementing last number of the IP address while Mask must be
    the same (eg, 192.168.0.3, 192.168.0.4 etc. but all with same
    mask 255.255.255.0).

    In this case you should use HUB and normal cables (not crossover).

    If you are looking for other proxy servers search for keywords
    like WinGate, WinRoute, WinProxy, Proxy...

    I hope this helps,

    Iby
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