View Full Version : Can I share a 56K modem network connection?
04-05-2001, 02:59 AM
Since my DSL company went belly up, I am limited to using a 56K modem on my laptop as my only access to the internet(yeah I know it sucks). I still have my internal network going, running on a SMC Barricade. What I am wondering is if there is some way that I might be able to share this internet connection with my other computer over the network. Probably not, but I figured I would ask since there are some smart peeps in these forums and I wouldn't put it past them.You know who you are!
If not then cool thanks anyways.
04-05-2001, 03:21 AM
You could easily enable Internet Connection sharing. Just goto the properties of the Modem. You should have a tab that's labeled Sharing in Win2K, it should be the same for other Windows products, I'm not too sure, I haven't used Win98 in a long time, and have never seen a computer running WinME. Just enable sharing and that should do the trick.
04-05-2001, 04:01 AM
don't SMC routers have a serial port for external modem connections. Check to see if yours does, if so then all you have to do is connect a modem to the router, set the settings (phone # etc.) and you should be up
04-05-2001, 04:28 AM
Unfortunately Hapoo my router doesn't have that. I am using Win98 and I don't see a sharing tab in the modem settings. Has anyone used Win98 to share a modem? Thanks again.
04-05-2001, 08:11 AM
To get 98 to do it, you'll need to install a proxy program, like Winproxy. Or, upgrade to ME or W2K - they both have a proxy server built in.
Of these options, the one I'd recommend is upgrading to W2K.
04-09-2001, 12:36 AM
Thanks everyone who helped me on this thread. You da peeps.
04-11-2001, 11:44 AM
There's a MS update for InternetSharing for WIN98. I don't think you necessarily HAVE to upgrade to ME.
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