Connect to friends Cable internet???

By cuomX
Feb 21, 2006
  1. ok this might be the worng place for this thread

    but i want to connect to my friends internet connection

    say he has comcast cable

    how do i set up my computer to connect to his computer

    i want to share his internet connection

    and i was wondering how to use it

    he lives about 1 mile from me, and i have a Linsys cable modem, if you could please help
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    You can get a 1 mile long cable and a lot of repeaters.
    How exactly did you think you were going to share his connection? Do you have internet access at all?
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You can: a) run a mile of cable to his place b) set up a wireless link

    Since you are asking this question here, you should really find someone with more experience to help you out in person.
  4. cuomX

    cuomX TS Rookie Topic Starter

    if only i had someone to ask

    and if i set up the wireless connection, would the range be that far?
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    A mile is not a problem with good directional antennas. You need direct line of sight to your friend's place of course.
  6. Ronnietkh

    Ronnietkh TS Rookie


    The range of a wireless connection is about 100m (328 feet) depending on its signal. Alternatively, you can install a wireless adapter, say, Linksys WUSB54G Wireless-G Network Adapter and hope that one of your nearby neighbours has an 'unsecured' wireless router which is switched on frequently for you to access the internet.

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