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Help. I need to share internet btwn 2 PCs using ONLY crossover cable.

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SlowBoat2England

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I’ve been looking for days (over a week now) for a solution to my problem. What I want to do is this:

 

Share internet from Computer A to Computer B with only a crossover Ethernet cable. No router, no wired hub, just the cable. Both are Windows 7 computers.

 

I’ve had it set up this way for almost a year, but Computer A’s hard drive recently crashed and I’ve had to replace it with another computer and I lost the instructions that I used before to set it up like this. Here’s what I remember from those instructions, if this will help:

 

Computer A: (Internet connected PC): One of the ipv’s was set to an IP Address of 192.168.137.1

 

Computer B: One of the ipv’s was set to 1:2:3:4:5:6:7:8

 

And I remember having to go into Windows firewall and allow some connection. I think there was an issue with this as well where I had to go in to some settings to even make it show the option to allow the connection?

 

I think I may also have had to go into my broadband modem and make adjustments as well, cannot remember what I did there.

 

Someone might ask why I want this sort of setup. The reason is this: I cannot use my router because I connect to a VPN for work over Computer B, and the VPN will not allow me to connect with the model of router I have. Also, I don’t have time to go buy a wired hub even if that would work.

 

This seems like it would be easy for some of you gurus, so please can someone help me?

 

Thanks in advance.


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SleepyDude

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Hi,
 
Take a look at ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) make sure you set the computer B to an IP on the same network of computer A, for example: 192.168.137.2


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