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How can I split a pppoe connection (username and pass) with a switch to two PCs ?

I have a pppoe connection with username and pass. One PC with Windows 7, one PC with Windows XP and Qubs 5-Port Ethernet Switch. I plugged in all the cables and my win 7 PC got instant connection. How can I give some of the bandwith to the other PC with Windows XP without the need for another internet connection account ?

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Buy a router that supports PPPoE. Connect the Internet connection to the WAN port of router, configure it, plug your desktops into the LAN ports. – Zoredache Aug 23 '10 at 16:47
I don't have a router at the moment. The question was about 2 PCs and a switch. – ChristianM Aug 23 '10 at 16:49
Without a router or a second network adapter for one of your computers you are probably SOL. – Zoredache Aug 23 '10 at 17:11
@ChristianM, (most) switches are "dumb" devices that are not aware of routing, user sessions, or Internet connections. You need a router that supports PPPoE as Zoredache said. – Chris S Aug 23 '10 at 17:23
Thank you! PS: Write it as an answer so I can mark it as an answered question. – ChristianM Aug 23 '10 at 18:21
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Internet Connection Sharing will work with some, but not all, of the PPPoE pseudo drivers/adapters. You can try running ICS on the PPPoE network connection by (attempt) enabling "Share Internet Connection" on its network connection.

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