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Cannot Network My 2 Computers.


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No, but I'm heading to the city tomorrow to return a mistakenly bought switch and wire to get a router (just in case) and I'll pick up an ethernet card as well.

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Forgot to specify, but the apparent bad ethernet card is on the Client PC while the error was on the Host.
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Dan and SpaceCowboy,
Thanks for all your help. What it boils down to is.

If you have a Direcway Satellite Connection you must have a router. Not a switch, not a hub, a router

Once I connected up with the router and did as directed by the directions, I still had to contact www.linksys.com because some of my settings on my son's PC were not correct. They helped
me get it all squared away and within 20 minutes I was up and running.

According to Direcway, the ONLY way to share the modem is by using a router. You can
NOT do internet sharing using one PC as the HOST and any others as a CLIENT.

I hope this helps anyone else who has my problem.

I thank you both for your help andyour patience.

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Thanks moondog -- that's very useful to know. I'm sorry we couldn't be of more help; however, thanks for posting your solution :tazz:
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