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Internet Shairing for home PC Win 987se

By bch&s ·
I want to setup two PC at home to serf the Internet at the same time. We have one telephone line that is a dedicated Fax/Internet.
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by willcomp In reply to Internet Shairing for hom ...

For dial-up, you can use ICS (internet connection sharing) in Win98. Ensure that it is installed by checking installed Windows components in Add/Remove Programs.

For DSL or cable, you will need a Cable/DSL router to share the connection.

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by dmiles In reply to Internet Shairing for hom ...

From the start menu, select control panels. Double click add/remove programs, click the ?Windows Setup? tab, double click 'Internet Tools', and check the ?Internet Connection Sharing? box. (Windows may ask you for your setup disks).


Your system may reboot, but eventually you will see the Home Networking Wizard. It looks like this.

The first screen will ask you about your internet connetion. If you have a cable or dsl modem, select ?A direct connection?? and select the network adapter that your cable modem or dsl modem is attached to.

The next screen allows you to select your Home Network connection. You do not have to create a Home Networking setup disk, this tutorial will show you how to configure your other computers. You are now finished installing ICS on your Windows 98/SE computer.

After rebooting, we need to secure your computer from the rest of the world.

SECURING YOUR ICS COMPUTER
Microsoft File Sharing should never be ?bound? to any protocol that talks directly to the internet. In the current state of your system, Microsoft network could be exposing your computer to hackers on the intrnet. It is very important that you follow the next steps.

In your network properties, select ?TCP/IP (Shared) -> ?? and click properties. Next select the Bindings tab and de-select ?File and Printer sharing for Microsoft Networks?. This will keep hackers from ?mounting? the shares on this computer.

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by OTL In reply to Internet Shairing for hom ...

Simple way is to plug both modems into the fax/internet telephone line (only works when only one PC is on-line at a time)

Or you need an ethernet cross-over or usb cable to connect the 2 PC's together and set up the internet sharing configuration mentioned above.

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