Sharing Internet Through Dialup

By wizardzip1 ·
ANYBODY out there know how to get a dialup connection to share a laptop with a desktop on the Internet???

I have AOL...I know it can be done and I've seen it done with other dialups before. I do not mind that the host computer is the one that logs on...only that a secondary browser can access. Maybe it has something to do with a proxy server...and I understand peer to peer on a CAT5 or CAT6...but how do I set that up?

I KNOW most of you will suggest - get broadband or a cable modem. OK, granted...I understand that, and routers except a cable modem. However, the network setup in XP ASKS if the desktop is going to allow other computers to ACCESS the Internet through it as host, without regard to connection I know it can be done. File sharing works fine, and I do not wish to upgrade the connection speed on the computer of interest.

I've tried Ethernet switches 10/100 and peer to peer. Any suggestions? - Tom (curious in CA)

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

2 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Answers

Collapse -

Use a proxy

by fwang In reply to Sharing Internet Through ...

One example is: AnalogX Proxy running on Host machine - simply enter IP address of host machine in the 2 boxes on configuration screen. Client machine is set to connect through the proxy (Internet Options - Connections - LAN Settings) Check box to use proxy, enter host machine IP address and use port 6588.

If you are using Win98 for AOL, you can use ICS to share the connection with other PCs (can be Win2K or XP).

Back to Networks Forum
2 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums