how can i use a 2nd phone line to network two computers together

By chief.adfp ·
i have two computers in the home
1st Windows Xp Home SP3
2nd Windows 2000pro SP4

can i use my 56k modem to network them? so the two computer can share printer and files with each other? by using the phone line like lan

line 2 is not in use and both system are connected to it anyways.

don't have DSL or high speed connection in the house none in my area to use at this time, but i like to see if it can be done using the telephone line 2

i don't know a thing about lan or network them together like to see if i can use the telephone line two to connect them together, i heard it can be don't but no ids were to get the info to do it, any help be great

they are about 80ft apart from each other

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by willcomp In reply to how can i use a 2nd phone ...

No, you cannot use a modem to network 2 PCs. Here is info on phone line networking:

The best solution is to connect the 2 PCs using a CAT5 crossover cable or a switch and 2 CAT5 cables.

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Why not just use your AC Mains cabling ?...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to how can i use a 2nd phone ...

Assuming you have a domestic property with the standard ring mains cabling configuration, you can create a computer network @ 200Mbps using adaptor 'plugs':


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Try this one...

by eatusing In reply to how can i use a 2nd phone ...


As to what you had posted its gona work. I have a suggestion in here. First be sure both PC/Computers have modem external or internal it doesn?t matter (as you have told you had a 56k modem).

I assume you already know how to create new connection like you are using a dial-up connection, its in the Control Panel, Network Connections, Create a new connection and so on.

By this time PC-2(using the line 2 local number) can now be dial-up by PC-1(using the line 1 local number), the problem is how to receive the incoming dial-up connection, you don?t need to buy a software to do the receiving, just go to Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services, under Services locate Telephony and also Routing and Remote Access then try to start their services by double clicking chose startup type Automatic, click Start, click Apply and OK.

Go back to your Network Connections an icon for Incoming Connection will be created.
Now try again your dial-up connection using local lines(1 & 2) of the telephone.


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