2 PCs online simultaneously using 1 dial-up?

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  1. Clinton McClure

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    Can this be done? If so, how? (IE: my PC and my mom's PC both online at once using the same dial-up phone line)
     
  2. Brian E

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    Are you using Windows? Which version?

    This can be done with a couple of network cards and a network cable. Depending on your OS you can use either Windows "Internet Connection Sharing" or a third party proxy application.
     
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    Yes, this is the only time where I would say that the Internet Connection Sharing in Windows 98SE (and XP?) might actually be suitable.

    (You can get up off the floor now, Ammon. [​IMG] )
     
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    You can do it, but I don't think you'd really want to. If both computers are using the connection simultaneously your download speeds will be painfully slow.
     
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    It's a dial-up so it already drags by like a gut-shot parakeet. We are both running 98SE. For the most part, the purpose would be so that if I am online downloading mp3s and my mom wants to check her email, I don't have to suspend the download and get offline. Just being curious, how is this done exactly?
     
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    With Win98 SE you'll have internet connection sharing. You'll need a network card in each machine and a crossover cable (Cat5 network cable) to connect the computers.

    You can get more info on ICN here.
    http://www.wown.com/j_helmig/icsw98se.htm
     
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    Thanks Brian. [​IMG]
     
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    did john just recommend ics?

    i can't belie......

    whoops...had to duck that flying pig...

    [​IMG]
     

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