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I have 2 comp running XP Professional SP2, a Linksys router, Alcatel USB DSL modem and I want to share internet. How do I connect them? I understand I need to connect modem to USB port in one of the computers, run a network cable from this computer to the internet port of the router, run a network cable from comp2 to the router. Should I bridge the connections (Local Area) and ISP"S? If I leave on auto detecting settings it does not work. What should I do?

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Get rid of the USB modem and replace it with an Ethernet one is my suggestion. In fact, an all-in-one ADSL modem/router/firewall unit can now be purchased for not much more than the USB modem would have cost anyway, and that's by far the best piece of equipment to have!

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solved the problem without buying new modem, although I'd love to be able to share a printer.

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Is there a reason you can't share the printer? Or do you just need some help on how to do it?

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Catnip, my problem is caused by a wrong modem purchase. I should have bought a ethernet one instead of USB. The fact is that, in order to share the internet, I have to feed the router from one computer and then connect the other normally to the router. In other words, where the modem should be connected, I have a network cable running from the computer connected to the internet.

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You should still be able to share the printer with File and Print Sharing. If you can connect to the host PC for the internet, then it's just a matter of adding that service to the connection properties, and and adding the printer to the client PC.

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