Assume you have two computers running in Windows Vista/Seven:
- – PC1, already connected with Internet using BroadBand (Ethernet Cable)
- – PC2, which you want to connect with PC1 and share the internet.
Well, that’s quite simple in Windows Seven/Vista. All you need is:
- – Another LAN Card (which you need to install in PC1)
- – A Cross-Over Cable (Click here if you don’t know how to create a cross-over cable)
Well, Now let’s begin work. It’s quite simple. First, just install another LAN Card (the card where you plug the cable) in PC1 (just insert the card on your motherborard or use a USB lan card). Now, your PC1 has two LAN cards installed. The first card is connected with the internet. The second card will be used to connect with PC2!
Now, when you install the new LAN card on PC1, you can find a new Icon on Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections. Just like the one shown in the picture below (I’ve renamed my first lan card as “cityccom” and the second card icon as “gigahome”)
Now, Double clidk on the icon of new lan card, Click Properties. From the property window, double click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP). A new window will appear, and make everything unchanged like the picgture below:
Now, Right click on the icon of the old LAN card which is connected to internet (in my case “citycom”) and go to Properties. Now, click on the sharing tab, and put tick on the sharing option.
You’re almost done! One final step, now go to PC2. Go to Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections. Then Right click on the icon of the LAN card, go to properties, double click on Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP) and set everything default (Obtain IP address, DNS automatically)
You’re done! Now connect the new lan card of PC1 with PC2 using the cross-over cable, and you can enjoy networking and internet.
NB: If it troubles, try connecting and disconnecting the cables, or by restarting the computers.