internet connection

Noddy as in children's books? Well, ok. I'll try. No words over 3 syllables, no hyphens, no apostrophes, and less than 3,000 words. I took teacher's prep classes about 30 years ago and it's tough not being

See TV set top box. See if box is a router. If box is a router, there is little to do. Plug in your cables. The router will send an IP address to your computers. If the box has a label, you might tell us the model.

If TV set top box is just a modem, then you must make a decision. The best way it to buy a router. The router will do all the you need to share the box. It will also be a firewall to keep evil people like me out of your computer. A router is the right way to do this, but it will cost money.

You can save money by using your computer for sharing. ICS or proxy server softare will make your computer play like a router. I do not like this because you must make your computer run all the time.

You have not told us if you can use your set top box with only one computer. The internet must work with one before it can worth with a router. Do you have cable modem service? Is the service on? Did you tell the cable company you have a new MAC address? Do your cable people have written pages for setup? I think it is NTLWorld but I am not sure. See:

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the basic setup. You should try to make it work with one computer first. If you have no router, you should see if you have a firewall running on your XP. That will be the XP SP2 firewall.

Is that sufficiently noddy?

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Jeff Liebermann
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My internet connection is via an Ethernet card ( via my TV set top box) into my PC. I have got both my PCI card and my card on the lap top working and connected together but the internet connection won`t work and never has.I suspect I need to click a few buttons but not sure which ones! I am running on XP help please in noddy language


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pay somebody to set it up :-)

I think you are trying to share a wired connection into your PC via wireless - correct ?

you need to enable Internet Connection Sharing on the PC, tell it the interent is on the wired and the wireless is to be used to share it.


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