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post #1 of 26
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Before I go through the trouble of trying, I would like to know if this is possible.

I have one wireless card, installed in my 754 rig, which is on and folding 24/7 and I use for all of my internet/web surfing.

I have connected my sig rig via the onboard ethernet connections, and basically set up a home network that way.

Now, my DFI-CFX3200 has 2 ethernet ports, so I was wondering if I can use the sig rig as a Gateway for my SLI rig that my girlfriend is now playing Desparate Housewives Video Game on.

Is this doable, or would it be more logical for me to just get another wireless router to feed off the main router all the way in the basement?
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post #2 of 26
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Anyone ever done this?
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post #3 of 26
My Asus A8N - SLI board has 2 ethernet ports and before I got my router I would routinely share my internet connection via my laptop wired to the second ethernet port.

So I think the answer to your question is you can use the second ethernet to share the internet and not buy a router ?
post #4 of 26
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Yea, I'm doing that now with my rig in my sig...

It's hooked to the computer with the wireless card..

But I want to add a third puter to it, kind of like a chain..doable?
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post #5 of 26
i had a linux box as my router. It was great i could just leave it on 24/7 as mailserver webserver oh and most importantly a firewall.
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post #6 of 26
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So yea, I can't get it to work..

I already have a Home network setup between the two computers...

It goes like this, skt 754 rig (wireless card, where internet comes in at) < sig Rig < 7800GT SLI Rig..

so how the heck do I get this working?
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post #7 of 26
Make sure you restart the computers as the internet may not work til restarted.
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post #8 of 26
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Yea, that didn't work either..
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post #9 of 26
Are you using a crossover cable?
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post #10 of 26
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I have ethernet cabled connected to each computer, one from the 754 rig, to the Sig Rig, another cable connected to a different port on Sig Rig to 7800GT SLI rig..
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