How to Share Internet Over Ethernet Cable

Introduction: How to Share Internet Over Ethernet Cable

About: Hello, I am Soubhik Chatterjee. Full time mechanical engineer. Part time poet. Part time wood worker.

Internet is a universal phenomena. Supposedly Internet is a medium via which the whole world is connected. But is it so. I mean really? Go check out Project Loon from google and you will realise 1 out of 3 people in the world do not have an internet connection. I was really exhurbated by this project and decided to write an Instructable banking on Internet connectivity. Well this is not exactly of the scale of Project Loon, but it is a geniune way of helping out a friend who doesn't have an internet connection.

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Step 1: Materials Required

Well, what do we need:

  • Lan Cable/Ethernet Cable
  • 2 laptops/1 laptop 1 desktop PC/2 desktop PCs
  • 1 usb-ethernet adapter
  • Existing lan/cable/wifi/broadband connection in 1 of the systems

Step 2: Procedure to Be Followed

Lets cut to the chase.....

  • Take the ethernet/lan cable and join the two systems.
  • Go to the system which has the existing internet connection
  • Open Control Panel-Network and Sharing Center-Change Adapter's Setting
  • Go to the Network connection which has internet connectivity and right click-Properties
  • Go to Sharing
  • Check on both the check boxes and save by clicking ok
  • go to the system which will recieve the internet connection
  • Open Control Panel-Network and Sharing Center-Change Adapter's Setting
  • Go to the Network connection which is established wen lan cable is attached(Local Area Connection most probably) and right click-Properties
  • Under Networking Tab, go to Tcp/ipv4
  • Select Obtain IP address automatically and also select obtain domain name automatically..

Step 3: Its Done

Its done....

You will notice that you are recieving internet connection. Just go to Google.com to check

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    5 Discussions

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    404ClickBait
    404ClickBait

    Question 4 months ago on Step 2

    In order to share your internet connection, you need two network interfaces on the "host" computer. Step 2 only shows how to setup one of the two interfaces. I beleive it's showing how to setup the adapter with the "upstream" internet connection. How do you configure the adapter for the "downstream" connection to the "slave" computer?

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    Re_bin
    Re_bin

    Question 11 months ago on Step 3

    Can we share from linux operating system pc???

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    PopovicsA
    PopovicsA

    1 year ago on Step 2

    I...I got stuck in the last task...I can't believe it ToT

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    jasonbrown1965
    jasonbrown1965

    1 year ago on Step 3

    Awesomely simple - thank you!
    Note: not sure why the usb etc is needed when it works with just any ol' ethernet cable?
    Still awesomely simple - thanks again!