View Full Version : conecting two computers

17-04-2004, 04:22 PM
Hi there. I have a desktop PC and a laptop. I want the laptop to share everything of the desktop including my jetstream connection. Can I just purchase a pcmcia network card and a pci network card or do I need something called a router? My adsl modem in my desktop is pci.
Cheers Neil

17-04-2004, 04:37 PM
Yes, you can just purchase a pcmia card and a pci card and some crossover cable, and get a proxy to install on the desktop computer to share the internet, which is what I did, but proxies can be a pain, needing a lot of tweaking for certain things such as gaming. Somehow through some weird fluke I got online gaming working on the laptop. I'd advise a router, it's a lot simpler.

17-04-2004, 05:15 PM
Thanks for that Wilky.

What proxy would you recommend?

17-04-2004, 06:38 PM
I'm using ProxyPlus, it's free. Search for it on google. Not good for online gaming though, if you want to game then get a router.