Can a usb modem be networked with other computers

G

Guest

Guest
If it only has USB, connect modem to one computer, connect that computer to second via crossover ethernet cable and use Windows Internet Connection Sharing (see Windows Help). Remember to turn off firewalls on both computers when setting up.

Best alternative is to replace a USB-only modem with a router that includes a modem (if ADSL) -- if cable a normal modem with ethernet socket and router designed for cable. In every way a better solution than ICS.

 

topsy99

Distinguished
Mar 21, 2010
19
0
18,520
I have 4 computer locations. two houses another room and laptop travelling and want to use the one service on all by carrying the modem (usb) with me so i dont think adsl is any help. sounds like your windows sharing idea is worth exploring . regards and thanks