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Johnny Mullet

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#1 13 years ago

I would like to know how to do this properly. I have two good computers both running Windows XP. Both of them have a modem and I do have 2 phone lines, but I know there is a way to make both run on one connection so I can leave the landline open.

Do I hook the computers together with an ethernet cable and use the Windows networking tool or what? I could use some help here if any of you can shine some light on this.

I am stuck on 56K due to my location, so that is why I am asking a question some of you never heard before.


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#2 13 years ago

Whoa.. I'm running on 56k too, but.. I've never done that. All I can really say is try Windows Networking & the Ethernet connection, though I'd recommend you have system restore up. That is insanely tricky to do, from what I've heard.

GateCrusher420 Advanced Member

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#3 13 years ago

Well, I know what you could do if you were using an Ethernet connection. Unfortunately I don't know of anything that you could use for a 56k connection. If I figure out somthing I will post it on here. Sorry mate.

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#4 13 years ago

The only way I can think of would be to use a dial up router. I did some searching for one but I wasn't able to find one so I'm not sure if there even made any longer.

Homer Gonerson


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#5 13 years ago

What you might be able to do is set up a network between the two computers, then go to the properties of the dial-up connection on the computer the phoneline is connected to and enable the internet-sharing feature. Keep in mind though, the network speed is now split in two when both computers are active, therefore reducing your speed greatly.


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#6 13 years ago

look for this software (wingate @ WinGate Proxy Server / Firewall / Email server / Gateway Management Solution) you will be able to monator and share the 56k conection evenly, not the best for "non-tech-e" people i remember seeing a perogram that was easyer. you are useing XP should be able to do it with out extra software. (this is the same set up for sharing a brodband conection if you dont have your cabel/DSL/Fiber(if it is fiber tocat5/6 transition) pluged in to the interent port on ur netwroking equipment) 1. sharing the conection on the computer with internet/the 56k modem. - right click network places click properties - there shoudl be a list of network cards modems other network devices right click the modem and share conection(noidea waht i looks like for a modem think it is the same for a network card) 2. then on the 2ed computer that jsut ahs the NIC in it you will haft to set up the network to look for a computer with a shared conection - use the "setup a home or small office netowrk" you can find it in network places on the left side bar under network task. - it will ask you questions abotu how ur network is set up look for the one "this computer connects to the internet though residential gateway or though another computer on my network" thats about it the other settings i cant walk you though sicne there set up diffrent for each network but not hard to do.