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By cy74 ·
How to share one broadband connection to 2 computers in two different rooms:
- What hardware and software are needed?
- Can the 2 computers be connected simultaneously, if yes does it need one of the computer to act as a server?

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by jmatt In reply to Sharing broadband interne ...

http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/network/proxy.htm

1. It is Free

2. UNLIMITED INTERNET ACCESS - No "3 User Version" , share it with up
to any amount of computers!!

3. HTTP, SHTTP, FTP, POP3, SMTP, Socks4 and Socks5 is all supported!!

4. Check POP3 e-mail accounts easily.

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Proksi is a proxy server software application that allows you to
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computer network.

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Cable/DSL help .
http://www.speedguide.net/

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Here is another persons way .
http://www.we-compute.com/compmech.html

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by syberdeath In reply to Sharing broadband interne ...

Here is your answer if you want to use cat5 ethernet which is probably best.

You need a NIC (network interface card) in each computer and you can get them for relativeley cheep at most any computer hardware store.

If you only get one IP address from your broadband ISP than you need one of 2 options.
1.a router can act as the "server" in that it will use the one IP you have and route information that comes to that IP address to IP's that it creates and assigns to all its client PC's.
2.you can have one computer act as a server but the downside to this is it would have to be on all the time to be able to connect and it may be slower if somebody was using that computer.

If you use the router you dont need any other software but if you use a computer as a server then you need to use some sort of internet connection sharing software (windows comes with some).

If you have an unlimited amount of IP addresses like me but none of them are static, then you can get a hub or a switch for a tid bit cheeper than a router and just hook your computers into that and uplink it to the cable or dsl modem (most cable and dsl modems can hold 3 computers MAC addresses)

Hope this helps!

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A great resource for sharing Internet connections can be found at www.practicallynetworked.com. Click on the "Sharing your Internet Connection". Here you will find How To's, product reviews and tons of information for sharing your connection via harware or software.

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