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AOL and router

By dgordon0924 ·
Can I add a router to an AOL dialup interface and have other PC's connect. I am using an internal 56K modem and have a USR cable/dsl router.

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by glyall In reply to AOL and router

you might be able to by making the PC that is using the AOL connectin as a firewall PC
install a nic card and connect it to your router then your other PCs.
I am not sure how it will all work the way you want it too.

one way to do it is have an external modem then connect it to the router then to the PCs.

you would be better off using ADSL connection
you will have fewer problems.

I am using ADSL modem connects to my router then to PCs/Laptops

good luck

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by willcomp In reply to AOL and router

Dial-up connections and routers are like gasoline and water, they don't mix. So short answer is no.


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by willcomp In reply to

should have been more thorough. Router will not provide sharing in and of itself with dial-up like it does with DSL and Cable.

ICS or some other proxy software is required.

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by ManISKid In reply to AOL and router

First set up the modem to the computer that you want to connect directly to the internet. Add a network card. Connect that computer to the router and the other computers to the router. Essentially you want the router only for connectivity.

Next, enable internet connection sharing, and then set the other computers' to use the computer connecting to the internet as the default gateway. Alternatively, set the other computers to get their ip addresses automatically.

Its a waste of a dsl router when a simple switch will do, but you have the option to change over later.

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