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Sharing internet connectivity.. how's it done?

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I have 2 computers in a room with one ethernet cable leading into it from the router. I don't have another cable to run through the walls to create a second jack, I don't want to buy a second router of a hub/switch, and my wireless connection is performing too poorly for what I need it for.

One computer had onboard lan and the other has both a pci NIC and onboard lan. What I want to know, is can I connect to the internet through the NIC, and connect the two computers' onboard ethernet ports to each other for both file sharing and internet connectivity on the one port machine.

If this is possible, how? I've heard about "crossover cables", but I'm not too sure what I need to do etc...

EDIT:
Sorry! I prematurely posted! I er.. built my own crossover cable and was just making sure I did it right. Turns out I'd forgotten to bridge the connections. It works great now. =D Someone should make an FAQ on this.
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I was about to say, bridge the connections is all you need to do.
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