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I have two desktops both running Windows ME with 100 Mb NICs and one of them connected to a RoadRunner cable modem through a USB connection and working great. Please help me some ideas how I can share the cable modem with my the other desktop? Do Ineed to buy additional hardware and software for this purpose or the ME would do the trick as what it claims to do ? (I tried ME ICS several times, always encountered protection abend then I am forced to restore the system back to prior state.)Please tell me the setup details.

Thanks, Have a Happy New Century,

Edward Y. Chang

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by wjnicholson In reply to Internet Connection Shari ...

If you go into the "My network Places" icon on the desktop and go through the "Home Networking" wizard on the computer with the connection and tell it to share the Cable connection to the network. Reboot the computer. After that wizard is done, goto the second computer and go through the same wizard and tell it to use the shared connection that comes up from the other computer, finish the wizard and reboot and it should work.

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by dmiles In reply to Internet Connection Shari ...

The Cable Modem setup calls for two network adapters in the host computer-the computer which you first set up home networking
You connect one network adapter directly to the internet connection and connect the other adapter to the hub
After the connection wizard starts
Click Next to view the Connection screen
Make sure that the A Direct Connection To My ISP Using The Following Device option is selected and the correct dial-up networking connection is displayed,click next
Make sure that Yesis selected to let other computers share the Internet Connection,then make sure that your home networking device is listed in the Select The Device That Connects This Computer To Your Home Network box,and then click next(follow the wizard,and createa start up disk,you will need it to set up the other computers)
After setting up home networking on the host computer you must then set up the computers that you want to be part of your home network
Insert the home networking setup disk that you created
Click the start button and then click Run
In the Open Box,Type A:setup and click ok
Wizard starts
click next
Thew intenet connection screen appears
Make sure that the A Connection To Another Computer On My Home Network That Provides Direct Access To My Internet Service Provider (ISP) option is selected,click next
follow the on screen guide
for Ref. see Home Network in Windows Help,and then click the Home Networking With A Network Hub Topic

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by change In reply to Internet Connection Shari ...

I installed a SOHOWARE Broadband Internet Gateway and connected it to my two desktops. They are working fine since then. Thanks for all of you taking your invaluable time to submit the answers.

Have a happy new year.

Ed Chang

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