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By qb4006 ·
Hello everyone

Here is my issue. I have a small temporary office that I need to set up with 4 PC's. I need them to have internet access for email only. Is there a way to get a phone line in the office and share a dial up to AOL or another ISP. Ordo I need four 56K modems and 4 lines. I would like to do this as cheaply as possible. Aren't there products that allow you to share a dial up connection?

any help would be great!

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by Alpha-Male In reply to Sharing a Dial Up for Int ...

There are many ways to do this. Take a look here for simple step by step instructions:

http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/dialup/sharingdup.htm

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Good Luck!

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by Alpha-Male In reply to Sharing a Dial Up for Int ...

Also, here's microsoft's article on ICS (Internet Connection Sharing)

http://www.microsoft.com/insider/articles/ics.htm

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by curlergirl In reply to Sharing a Dial Up for Int ...

If you don't have or don't like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, there are also very inexpensive 3rd party products you can use - look at www.spartacom.com for ModemShare and IShare (Internet connection sharing). Hope this helps!

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by Jayanth In reply to Sharing a Dial Up for Int ...

Hi, you can just as well do with a single 56K modem and a single phone line for it.
Select one machine and to it connect the 56K modem. Install one Network Card on this machine and connect this to the Hub along with other machines. Then on the machine with the 56K modem, either configure and user Microsoft Internet Connection sharing OR check out this simple and easy to use and freeware Proxy "http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/network/proxy.htm". The AnalogX Proxy supports HTTP, POP3, SMTP and HTTPS too. Hope this helps you out. You can have this up and running within 10 minutes :-)

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by qb4006 In reply to Sharing a Dial Up for Int ...

The sounds exactly like what I want. Will this work with AOL??

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by joshg In reply to Sharing a Dial Up for Int ...

We used to use a product called WebRamp for Internet sharing. Could hookup 3modems, 3phone lines to 3 Inet accounts and share all at once. WebRamp would handle dialing and disconnects as needed. We used this for 20 users and worked great for years.

I think WebRamp was bought out by Nokia and they are no longer made. We use a 3com Lanmodem when we still can't get a high speed solution.

The Lan Modem works as good as the WebRamp only doesn't allow multiple modems. These items work great because they are cheap and won't take up resources of your pc's and are relatively inexpensive (3com Lanmodem $120).

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