Can I share my DSL connection if I use crossover cable?

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  1. shawn4element

    shawn4element OT Supporter

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    I just got ordered my second computer, and soon plan on networking them together. Considering I only have two computers, I figure the easiest way to go about it is just connect them with some crossover cable.

    One question, doing this, am I capable of sharing my DSL connection? I assumed I would need a router, but I've heard differantly. I'm fine with buying a new DSL modem if necessary. If so, could someone explain how it's done?

    Another thing, my old computer is running Win98fe and my new one will be running XP Home, will that change anything? Once I get the money I might put XP into my old computer too.

    Thanks
     
  2. Keyzs

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    You could use a second nic in one of the computers and share the access (or setup some type of proxy.) But since routers are a simple type of a firewall and they are fairly cheap, I would suggest just getting a router....
     

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