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Old 07-26-2005, 12:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need some help with internet sharing

To cut a VERY long story short, I'm going to be visiting my parents for a vacation. They have cable internet on their desktop, but there is no modem or router...the ISP has installed a cat5 cable that plus into the NIC in the desktop and that's how they get their internet(don't even ask!! I wish they lived in the US!)

The internet is locked into the desktop so tight that if I plug the cat5 in my laptop, the connection is not accepted at the ISP's end....buying a router is a last option.

Is there any way for me to share my parents's internet connection, say via their USB port? I have a wireless pcmcia card for my laptop.

Thanks for any help
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Old 07-26-2005, 01:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i dont think so you may have to get that router.
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Old 07-26-2005, 03:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I second Dark_Sniper
However, (If you're comfortable with playing around with hardware) you could add another NIC card to your desktop and then an outgoing Class 5 cable to your laptop...
This makes the desktop a proxy server.. and it will have to be ON whenever you want internet on the laptop.

NIC-1 NIC-2
------>PC----->Laptop.
Cat5__ Cat 5

And use some software like Wingate for the proxy server settings.
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