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Create your own
professoryam Jan-22-01 04:30 PM
My computer connects to the internet thru ADSL. Is it possible if another person connects to my computer thru 56K modem and he also can have internet access(sort of like setting up an "ISP" on my computer). If it is possible, what kind of software should I use?

1. RE: Create your own
lbyard Jan-22-01 04:35 PM
In response to message 0
And the version of Windows is...? Larry

2. RE: Create your own
professoryam Jan-22-01 10:20 PM
In response to message 1
I'm using Win ME, but if it's necessary I can reinstall a different OS.

3. RE: Create your own
lbyard Jan-23-01 05:51 PM
In response to message 2
I have not done this and I’m not sure it will work (the dial-up server might have to be on a computer other than the one running ICS) or how well it will work, but I might try it for the fun of it, time permitting (and when my son returns my dial-up MODEM)… The procedure would make a dial-up connection to your computer with the DSL MODEM, and then share the Internet connection via local “local” network thus formed. On the computer with the DSL and Dial-up MODEMS (or on a computer on the local network with a dial-up MODEM) click Start, Settings, Add/Remove Programs, Windows Setup, Communications, Details, and check Dial-up Server. After installing the Dial-up Server, click Start, Settings, Control Panel, Dial-up Networking, Connections, Dial-up Server and setup the connection.

Use the Win ME ICS Wizard to setup the Internet Sharing with the dial-up adapter as the “Home” adapter and the network adapter to the DSL MODEM as the “Shared” adapter, the opposite of the “normal” ICS setup with a dial-up connection to the Internet and the network adapter as the connection to the local network.

Setup the remote per the second reference with the TCP/IP protocol. The remote becomes a computer on the local network. Configure the remote TCP/IP to obtain its IP address automatically. The ICS DHCP server dial-up server should furnish the IP address and enable Internet sharing. Set up a gateway for ICS, etc. per the third reference.


Q139710, How to Enable Dial-Up Networking Server Capabilities, http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q139/7/10.asp?
Q145843, How to Connect to a Remote Server, http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q145/8/43.ASP
How to Network and Share an Internet Connection With Windows 98 Second Edition, http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/win98se/tcp.htm
How to Share a Cable MODEM with Windows 98 Second Edition (same as most DSL setups)

Another experiment would be to use the Barricade’s (http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Network/smc/smc7004br/smc7004br.htm) serial port for a dial-up to a local network and then DSL or Cable MODEM on its WAN port… But I think that would require PPP implementation somewhere on the local network outside of the Barricade. If it could be made to work without PPP on a local PC, it would be the best solution.

I believe Linux could do it.

If anyone has or wants to try some of this stuff, I would very much like to know if it works.


4. RE: Create your own
Netguy2001 Jan-26-01 09:08 PM
In response to message 3
But wouldnt you still get only the ~<56k bottleneck between the dialup server and remote PC?

5. RE: Create your own
lbyard Jan-27-01 07:11 AM
In response to message 4
Sure you would. And if possible(!) it would probably be better to dial directly to the ISP. Larry

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