Can two computers share one Internet connection?


Quick Answer

Two computers can use a single Internet connection. There are different ways to do this, depending on what hardware your ISP gave you.

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Can two computers share one Internet connection?
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Full Answer

If your ISP gave you a router with a modem, it is very easy to connect two PCs. A wireless router can connect two more more computers and devices using wireless technology.

If your router is not wireless or your PC is not Wi-Fi enabled, you can use network cables to connect them to the router. These cables are also called Ethernet cables or patch cables.

If you only received a modem from your ISP, you can connect a single PC to the Internet. These are now rare, and there is a way around it by using Internet Connection Sharing in Windows. To do this, connect both PC's together with a network cable and run the ICS Wizard from within the Network Connection settings in the Control Panel on the PC with the modem.

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