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Internet sharing on a 2 computer network

By stannardpaul ·
Hi There,

Anyone who can help me with my problem is a star!!

I have a problem. This is that I am trying to connect two computers to the internet via Virtual Private Networking, e.g. using two network cards and an RJ45 lead. This was where I got stuck. Do I...

1. Create a "Web Server" and if so, how??
2. Do something else, which you guys can think of.

In each case, I have two computers hooked together via RJ45, and I need Internet on both computers, USING ONE LINE ONLY.

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3rd party proxy

by richardstanley In reply to Internet sharing on a 2 c ...

You can download a third party proxy server and run it on the machine that has the internet connection. I personally use the proxy I found at It is simple to configure and does not use much processor time.

good luck

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Solution for Internet Sharing

by GuruOfDos In reply to 3rd party proxy

This is easy....use a program called Internet Gate. Ensure you are using TCP/IP as your networking protocol. Configure the machine with Internet Gate as IP address (in the network properties for the network adaptor) and subnet mask Set the client machine to IP address On the client, set the browser to use the proxy server address and to connect via LAN. Job done! The download for Internet Gate can be found on and the zip downloadcontains a doc file explaining all the above with pictures and examples of configurations for email, telnet, ftp and http access.

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Internet Sharing On 2 computer network

by kenjackj In reply to Internet sharing on a 2 c ...

First what OS are you using???? If you are using win98 Second edition than it possible to share .

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Easy solution

by TimMitchell In reply to Internet sharing on a 2 c ...

Are you using Win98 or later? If so, you can use Windows built-in capabilities to share your internet connection.

On the PC that will physically connect to the internet: Go to the Control Panel, open the Add/Remove Programs box and select Windows Setup. Install Internet Connection Sharing. Make sure that this PC is connected to the internet, and that it's also physically connected to the second computer's network card. Remember, when you connect 2 computers directly, you need a CROSSOVER cable, not a standard RJ-45 cable. Also, make sure that TCP/IP and NetBEUI are both installed on both computers, and that the second computer is configured to receive a DHCP address. Once you have completed these steps, you should have your home network up and running, you'll be able to see both computers in Network Neighborhood, and the second computer will use the first as a proxy to the internet.

Good luck!

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