I mean I hear I need 2 network cards on one PC to share them. Is there a way JUST to use 1 net card and so? i know there was a program but dont feel like buying it... too much $$$, at home cable was easier.... buy another IP and boom I was set... stupid dsl..
Use a twisted ethernet cable - run that from the DSL box to the Hub.
Then run lines from the hub to the PCs as usual.
Depending on the DSL provider, you can use the connections at the same time, or you may not. For instance, with Verizon, I can have 3 PCs on the hub using the DSL at the same time, but my previous provider, Covad, required a static IP (hence no sharing the connection - but I could share the files on each puter).
But the key thing is the twisted cable. They're fairly cheap on ebay, I picked up a 25' one for $8.
Incidentally, you can network two PCs together with just a twisted ethernet cable, without needing a hub. That's how I have my laptop and desktop networked.
Also, if you do decide to just get another NIC (if the above method doesn't work) two freeware programs that work the whole net sharing thing are SohoConnect and AnalogX Proxy. I can vouch both are excellent programs.
I'll agree with slinga on that too. I used to use a hub with ICS to have my three computers get to the internet (cable), and speeds weren't too bad, but it was like all three computers were on dial-up. Then I got a router to see if it was any better, and it is SOOO much faster. If you look you should be able to find some routers as low as $60 on eBay, and I only had to pay $75 for my router at Best Buy
with 2 pcs, it doesn't make any sense to use a hub, unless you want to pay $10/month for the second IP
a router, around $100, is the best solution. In addition to only 1 IP address needed, it also means you can shut down either PC without worry about the other one.
if you are willing to have one PC on all the time, you can put 2 network cards (or use USB for DSL modem and network card to connect to the other computer) in the one computer, hook the other one to it, via a Crossover Cable, basically a normal ethernet cable, but certain wires are switched within. make your own, or buy it.
the way ive done it on mine is to have the pcs networked, and then just used the usb port on the cable modem (it has ethernet, but im too lazy to go and get another network card from the attic and install it), but it would work the same way with another card
that works fine with my isp (ntl) and with the previous dialup setups ive had
then just install ics on the pc with the cable/dsl connected, and use the appropiate install on the other pcs to route it to the main pc (win98/95 use the install disk generated when you install ics, 2k i just used the default proxy settings i think)