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Can't share cable using dial-up connection
didgey Mar-30-01 03:44 AM
Server running Windows 2000 Advanced Server with 2 network cards, one
connected to cable modem
other to hub.
2 clients, both running Win ME, both share the cable connection and
network fine.

Last week I was able to setup a third machine running Win ME as a
Dial-up client,
network and cable sharing worked fine.

Now, one week later I find that I can't connect to the internet but
is OK.

My problem is that as a beginner at networking I just can't figure out
what settings I have changed.

Any help will be GREATLY appreciated.

Best Regards and TIA.


1. RE: Can't share cable using dial-up connection
lbyard Mar-30-01 04:37 PM
In response to message 0
Why is it set up as a dial-up client? Isn't the third Me computer connecting VIA the network? Larry

2. RE: Can't share cable using dial-up connection
didgey Mar-30-01 11:49 PM
In response to message 1
Hi Larry,

My third computer is in the garage which is a fair
distance from the house and I thought I could save
myself some work by using the existing phone line
rather than extend my cable.

Best Regards and Thanks


3. RE: Can't share cable using dial-up connection
lbyard Mar-31-01 04:03 PM
In response to message 2
I still donít understand. Is that third computer networked to the others? If so, you donít need to ďextend the cable (TV cable or network cable?)Ē and you can share the cable MODEM via the network/network cable. If not, my advice would be to run the extra CAT5 cable as I did (http://duxcw.com/about/count.htm). My office is in what was once a garage. My Wife's and Son and computers are in the house. An alternative would be a phoneline network/leg (http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Network/dlink/dhn910/dhn910.htm and http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Network/intel/anysum.htm). Larry

4. RE: Can't share cable using dial-up connection
didgey Apr-01-01 00:05 AM
In response to message 3
Sorry, I wasn't very clear.

The third computer isn't networked, I can only
connect through dialing in.

Also, the reason for wanting to do this is that
I plan to be away from home in the near future
and would like to use my home internet connection while being away.

Best Regards AND Thanks


5. RE: Can't share cable using dial-up connection
lbyard Apr-01-01 06:44 PM
In response to message 4
OK, you want to connect to the Internet with a dial-in, ah, I thinkÖ Click Start, Settings, Control Panel, Modems, select the MODEM, Diagnostics tab, select the COM port the MODEM is on, test the MODEM by clicking More info, and close Modem Properties. In the Control Panel, double-click network, verify that the dial-up adapter is installed and TCP/IP is bound to it, and close Networking. Double-click Dial-up Networking, right-click the connection to your ISP, Properties, and verify that the configuration matches that provided by your service provider. Double-click Internet Options, Connections, verify that the connection is listed or add it and select Always dial by default connection. The last step is probably what is wrong. Larry

6. RE: Can't share cable using dial-up connection
didgey Apr-05-01 09:14 AM
In response to message 5

Hi Larry,

This is my setup exactly, but just to make sure, I
started from scratch but the result was the same.

I have a feeling my problem is easy to fix but unfortunately I have no knowledge of networking.

The message I get when trying to run Internet Explorer is " can't find server or DNS error".

I however came across a little utility called AnalogX Proxy, it's a little utility that's very easy to setup, even I could do it ).

This seems to have solved my problem for now, but I'd really like to be able to know what my problem is.

Best Regards and Thanks


7. RE: Can't share cable using dial-up connection
lbyard Apr-05-01 01:45 PM
In response to message 6
From the error message it is apparent that the client computer could not resolve the web server name to get an IP address so it could connect to it. The client probably could not connect to your ISPís (Internet Service Provider) DNS (Domain Name Service) server, which performs a lookup of IP addresses based on the domain name (e.g., duxcw.com). The way to verify that is to attempt to browse a web server by its IP address (e.g., try http:// This usually happens when assigning static local IPís (, etc.) instead of using a DHCP (Dynamic Host Control Protocol) server. Often the DNS IP addresses are obtained from the DHCP server when the DHCP leases a temporary IP address to the PC when it connects to the ISPís system. The remedy is to determine that IP addresses of the DNS servers (most ISPs have two of them, a primary and a secondary) and manually enter them in Start, Settings, Control Panel, Network, select the instance of TCP/IP bound to the network adapter making the Internet connection (a client connects via the local network), Properties, DNS configuration tab. One way to determine the DNS server IPs is to connect to the Internet with the computer with the MODEM, etc., Start, Run, winipcfg, More info, DNS servers. That will provide the IP address of the primary DNS server. Click the button with Ö on it to get the IP address of the secondary DNS server. They should also be listed in the paperwork provided by your ISP when you signed-up for the service. Many ISPs have that information on their web site. Larry

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