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ICS harware question for 2 computers

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All I'm looking to do is to share an internet connection (using Microsoft XP Internet Connection Sharing) between two laptops. I have an external cable modem, and both computers have internal ethernet adapters. If I buy another ethernet adapter (PCMIA probably?) for the host comp and connect to the client with crossover cable, can I skip using a router/hub altogether?

The following two websites said I could do this, but I've never done any kind of networking before and I'm a little hesitant to start buying hardware when I'm not sure what I'm doing.


Thanks alot! :tazz:

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you could...in theory accompllish this...but i've Rarely had any luck with multiple ethernet adapters on a single computer...it would be far easier...and not much more expensive...to just get a router
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