View Full Version : internet sharing via dialup?
01-02-2002, 02:38 PM
there is one more company i think, i'm not sure of the name though
01-02-2002, 02:59 PM
when i use to have dial up. i just connected the computer using cross over.
01-02-2002, 04:03 PM
SMC barricade Model# SMC7004ABR
I got it running as a dsl router but it's got a phone jack for dial up sharing as well.
01-02-2002, 04:38 PM
Hmmm I'll check when I get back to my place... I could've swore i got a phone on there to share dial up...
BTW 56k divided by 2 computers... :eek2:
01-02-2002, 04:51 PM
Wait. Isn't this all completely unnecessary? In Win98 there's built in Internet Connection Sharing technology, and I am almost positive it's in Win2000 & XP as well... I'm running XP at school over a LAN, and I never tried sharing the connection as it's unnecessary, but it looked like it could be done from the Network Connections control panel by "bridging" the connections, no additional software needed. I would be very surprised if 2000 didn't have the built in DHCP server and Internet sharing that 98SE had.
Yep Win98 has Internet Connection Sharing (ICS). I used it for a few months before I went broadband. I am pretty sure that XP and 2000 has it. It works pretty great. But I dont remember whether you can get the computer with the modem to connect remotely thru one of the other computers.
01-02-2002, 06:15 PM
Yeah, actually, I'm doing that right now. I never use both computers at the same time, however, because that would be really, really slow- like is isn't already :rolleyes:.
Anyway, I forgot how I did it, but you shouldn't need any software outside of windows. I think, if there is one in W2k and XP, you just have to click on the networking icon in the control panel. Also, in WinMe, there is a Home Networking Wizard, I went through this, I believe.
get an external modem and connects that to the serial port of the smc barrricade. you don't need ics with this method since the modem is attached to the router and you share the modem through the router. there are instructions in the barricade manual. the trick is to setup the network first, install the router driver on all pc's and then setup the isp connections. there might be issues with certain isp however (aol browser creates a virtual network when you set it up and could cause networking issues).
i am using a barricade smc7004br w/a 3com courier v-everything external modem to share my home network with a 56k dial-up through a local isp.
01-02-2002, 08:08 PM
as far as I remember you CAN'T do ICS when you have the router on the network, unless you use the modem on the router ;)
you cant have the router and ICS because of IP addressing
"Internet Connection Sharing is supported by Windows 98 Second Edition, but not the original release of Windows 98. "
check the bbs for used external modems. you should be able to get one for <$30us. with the smc, changing from a cable modem to the external dial-up modem is fairly simple and you won't have to change any of the browser/networking settings :D
if you have win2k, you can also setup a seperate hardware profile to use the intenal modem with ics enabled for when your cable die on you. this would requires a reboot of the pc's, but it doesn't requires any additional hardware.
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