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Internet Sharing with cable
pucker89 Apr-05-01 09:17 PM
i have just had cable installed and i want to share the internet with another pc in my house.I have 1 network card installed in my pc another installed in the other pc.I have one hub that has an uplink switch to it.my question is do i need to have another network card in the pc which has the cable connection or can i just use the Hub with the uplink switch ?i am running win 98 SE which has a program on it called internet sharing can i use that??
I did try installing a 2nd network card in my pc ,but then both Pc's wouldn't talk to each other.Any clues???thanks

1. RE: Internet Sharing with cable
lbyard Apr-06-01 03:59 PM
In response to message 0
Discussion of the ways to share an Internet connection is at http://duxcw.com/faq/ics/waysshare.htm. Windows ICS is not the best way to share a connection and it does require two network adapters in one of the computers. One network adapter is connected to the cable MODEM and the other two the hub. Actually the hub is not required (see http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/net2pc/intro.htm and http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/win98se_cab/intro.htm for details). You probably have an interrupt conflict between the network adapters or you have network configuration problem. Troubleshooting an interrupt conflictů Try setting O/S is PnP Aware or PnP Controlled by O/S, or something like that in the CMOS Setup. That should initiate Windows interrupt steering and allow interrupt sharing, which may fix the problem. While you are in the CMOS Setup disable all motherboard resources that you are not using that require an Interrupt; e.g., COM ports, USB. Go into the Windows Control Panel, System, Device Manager, PCI Bus, IRQ Steering and be sure it is enabled. If so try plugging the most recent network adapter into another PCI slot. Go into Start, Settings, Control Panel, System, Device Manager, look for exclamation marks, select the offending device, Properties, and click the Hardware Troubleshooter button. Larry

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