Sharing a DSL connection [freeserve in the UK] - help!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Mubbers, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. Mubbers

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    I just got a laptop and want it to share my DSL internet connection with my Desktop.

    The hardware shouldn't be a problem [wireless router and pmcia cards for both PC's] however I'm concerned about how to connect via freeserve from both computers...

    When I conect to freeserve I log in [password etc...] if one PC is already connected will it allow another to hook up too?

    I'd be especially interested to here from anyone already doing this on freeserve in the UK.

    Mubbers
     
  2. Erbmaster

    Erbmaster Moderator Folding Team

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    I'm not sure about the logging in (PPPoA or PPPoE) part of DSL, as I have cable.
    The premise I guess should be the same though.

    Set-up your connection (DNS username p/w etc) in your router.
    There should be options to input this data in the config pages of the router.
    Then use the router as a gateway to the internet.
     
  3. Mubbers

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    Ahhh so the router uses my passwords etc..?

    Thanks erbmaster!
     
  4. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    yes it does. I have a router and DSL, using a router is much better. No loigns and such. It acts lke cable, basically no config on the computer side (if you use DHCP).
     
  5. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    the router should be able to put in username + password for ya mubbs :d



    i want to do exactly the same when i get a laptop ;)
     
  6. Mubbers

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    *trots off to dabs.cm*
     
  7. ming

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    You'll need a modem/router if you want to use both machines at any time.
    The modem/router will automatically log on to the internet and route the data to the machine requesting the data.
    You can also use it for home networking too. :)
     
  8. Mubbers

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    The following may do - comments?

    D-Link 4-Port Wireless Broadband Router

    D-Link PCMCIA 22M Wireless Adaptor

    D-Link PCI Bus 22M Wireless Adaptor
     
  9. rushm001

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    What type of broadband modem is it? From what I gather Freeserve appear to supply USB ones if you get it from them.
     
  10. Henyman

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    should be totaly fine :cool:
     
  11. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    out of intrest how much ya paying for that lot Mubbs?
     
  12. Mubbers

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    Yeah it's an alcatel USB modem.
     
  14. Henyman

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    alcatel speed touch 330 made by tompson ;) :p
     
  15. Mubbers

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    in the czech republic!
     
  16. LeeJend

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    If it's a USB modem how does it connect to the dlink ethernet router?

    Or does that dlink have a usb input?

    Most routers are ethernet.
     
  17. Henyman

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    i presumed he got a router with built in BB modem?
     
  18. Mubbers

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    I bloody hope so!
    *re-checks specification*
     
  19. Mubbers

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    Now I'm confused. Are you saying this is not a modem and just routes? That's a total FUBAR! :mad: :mad:

    Here's the spec:

    Device Type Router
    Form Factor External
    Built-in Devices Led panel
    Connectivity Technology Wireless, wired
    Data Transfer Rate 100 Mbps
    Frequency Band 2.4 GHz
    Line Coding Format CCK, PBCC, QFSK
    Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b
    Switching Protocol Ethernet
    Network / Transport Protocol TCP/IP, L2TP, IPSec
    Status Indicators Port status, link activity, power
    Features Firewall protection, switching, DHCP support, NAT support, auto-correction of twisted-pair polarity reverse, VPN, auto-negotiation
    Compliant Standards IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.11b
    Interfaces 4 x network node - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45 ¦ 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45 ¦ 1 x network - Radio-Ethernet
     
  20. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    you have a link to model?
    there are several types:
    a) router that needs external BB modem via Ethernet (sometimes usb)
    b) router with built in BB modem