I just gor a cable modem hookup but now I want to hook up another computer to use it. I know you have to network the two computers.I do not want to spend a lot of money with expensive routers because the second computer isn"t used on the internet to often. I heard of two ways to network the two computers. 1. With a hub and connecting the two computers to the hub 2 putting two nics in main computer and with a crossover cable connect to other computers nic. I heard that the second way you must leave the main computer on a all tinmes. If I was to use a softwaare program like wingate would it work on a hub system where the main computer will be off. Which is the best and easiest way.
if u dont use a router than u have to have one comp on at all times to get a internet connection to both comp.
the cheepest way to go is to have a nic card in both of the comp use a crossover wire between the two comp. and get a proxy software of some kind. no need for a hub or switch in this setup unless u want to get one in case u plan on adding more computers.
The cheapest way is to buy a crossover cable if you already have the software, but you need the server(CPU with internet access) on when you want to use the otehr computer. You can get 50' for $10 or 100' for $20 if you shop around. If you don't have anything yet you could get a switch, which is like a hub but a little better for about the same price and that way you could add more computers to your home network if needed(Plan for the future). With a switch you won't use as much CPU as with software. Check out www.pricewatch.com, u can get a switch for under $50 plus shipping.
ive never hear of wingate or sygate but ill tell u the one i used it was relativly easy to set up its call comsocks. u can d/l a tril version i think it lasts for like 90 days for free @ http://www.linkbyte.com/. it has a fire wall and all that acciting stuff.
IF you're using win98 or win2k, the easiest way is with ICS Internet Connection Sharing. It works better in win2k than it does in win98, but it will work. If you have win2K on your main computer already, just add another NIC to it, and then get a cheap 4 or 5 port hub, hook the 2nd NIC up to the hub, hook the other computer up to the hub as well and enable ICS on your NIC that you have connected to your cable modem. It works the same way in win98 also IIRC. Good luck.
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