Cat5 crossover cable conneciton sharing with DSL issue

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by JTM, May 7, 2004.

  1. JTM

    JTM Guest

    I have a home system running WinME connected to DSL through the built in MoBo
    Ethernet connector. This was a very painful installation requiring repeated
    tech support from Bombay. It now works fine.

    Now I would like to be able to periodically connect my laptop (Win2K) to the
    home system using a cat5 cross over cable for the purpose of file transfer,
    backup and so forth. I do not wish to share the Internet connection on the
    laptop. I am concerned that just unplugging the DSL connection and connecting
    the two computers together will hose the DSL conneciton when I reconnect the
    home computer to the network.

    I am pretty sure this will not just plug and play and I am going to have to
    fiddle with settings. Since the DSL connection is using TCP/IP, I am wondering
    if adding NetBuei or another protocol and use it with the crossover cable and
    then using this protocol I can avoid screwing up the DSL connection when it is

    If this involves having to fiddle with networking settings each time then it
    probably won't be worth the learning curve.


    JTM, May 7, 2004
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