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Shared dial up internet a/cs

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by sticker, Sep 20, 2003.

  1. sticker

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    Hi,
    Is it possible to shared a dial up internet connection and if so what hardware and software is required.
    Regards
    John
     
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    I use ICS ( internet connection sharing) on my 3 PCs at home to share the dial up connection I have on my main PC.
    You need 1 PC with net access.
    Network interface cards on your client PCs ( ethernet or wireless : I use wireless but I've also used ethernet on occasion).

    It took me a bit of fiddling to get it all working and my best advice is to us dynamic IP address asigning : setting them manually caused me a lot of grief.

    Do a search on here about ICS and you'll find a thread that follows my trials and tribulations.

    it works fine now on my 3 PCs but I have to turn off my firewall to get it working.
     
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    Thanks Keith for your advice

    regards
    John
     
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    If you have broadband of some kind another option depending on your needs is to use a router/hub, plug the PCs into the router and connect the router to your internet connection.

    This creates a standard ethernet LAN where all the PCs can see each other while also providing shared access to the internet, and the router will have a firewall as well should you want one.
     
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    Thanks KRaGorn and Graham most useful. Unfortunately I won't be getting broadband as I'm emigrating in the very near future.
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