The obvious solution (at least to me) is Internet Connection Sharing.
Now I have a feeling (though I havn't been able to try it yet) that I can just hook the 2 computer's ethernet jacks together with a cable, and connect the old computer to the internet, and the new computer will be able to get on THROUGH the old computer...
The problem is that my dad likes to crash this older computer, it doesn't cooperate with him at all. I don't want to loose my signal every time he has to reboot this old computer.
So of course the next option is Routers.. we have a 2 year old linksys router laying around that we got from a friend, and we've never used it before. I really have no idea how. I've tried connecting the external modem to the wall and the router, then connect the router and the PC, and start the connection to my ISP with the usual shortcut, but nothing happens.
My ISP's 800 number tech support gave me no valuable assistance in the matter, so I turn to the internet. Can anyone explain how I might go about doing this?
Prefferably, it'd be nice if my dsl could ALWAYS be online, and use the router or something to split the connection, but I don't know if that can be done or not. kinda makes me wish I had Cable, cause I know my Brother in Law did that with his cable.