Connecting an additional node to my modem

By ravisunny2
Jul 11, 2007
  1. I have broadband, using a Huawei MT 841 ADSL modem.

    I am using the USB port for my Desktop (running Win 98SE).

    The modem had ethernet ports too.

    Is there any way I can connect a laptop (running XP-SP2) via the ethernet port, without having to give my userid & password ?

    Of course, I will connect to the net from my PC.

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837

    Yes, you can connect the laptop no problem. There is no way you will get any internet connectivity though :)

    Your only (usable) options are:
    - Connect the laptop to the desktop using ethernet and set up ICS on the desktop
    - Buy a router and connect that to the ethernet port on the modem. Computers connect to the LAN ports on the router.
  3. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 1,971   +10

    Thanks Nodsu.

    I'm going to try ICS. Google helped.

    Just one more thing. I usually do a windows update, after every fresh install.
    However, the last time I used windows update, the system became corrupted.

    Any idea whether a windows update is required for ICS to work ?
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837

    No, ICS should work on vanilla OS install too.
    Updates are required for a stable system though! Running unpatched Windows is just asking for trouble!

    Did you install any non-critical updates? Often the hardware dirvers offered by Microsoft break things.
  5. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 1,971   +10

    Probably did. I chose all !!

    I'll be careful next time.



    I just updated windows today (successfully).

    Correction : I had only tried to install the Critical Updates and Service Packs.

    Can't figure what what went wrong.
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