please tell me whether you have a dsl "modem" with just one ethernet port or a dsl router with more ethernet ports (4-8 usually).
I suppose you have a dsl router. they are very cheap nowadays. if u dont have already, buy one now.
BTW the top network card in Asus systemboard is 3com, the down netcard is Nvidia.
I have this setup:
4-port ethernet dsl router. PC1 witht he same motherboard as yours (asus) connected to router via the nvidia card, and the same for PC2 but uses a via card sinceit's via chuipset. laptop connected to router. dad's pc from another room connected to router with long cable on the ceiling. This is for Internet. the router configured as DHCP server from web/telnet interface, giving automatic IPs to PCs. the router maintains connection with PPPoA and the PCs just use it. it works very well.
if u have 1-port dsl modem try this:
modem to ethernet switch. switch to pc1. switch to pc2. use modem's web interface if it has one to configure it. no need for xp network wizard if web is available.
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