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


Political User
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.



OSNN Veteran Addict
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.

Admiral Michael

Michaelsoft Systems CEO
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).


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 ;)


OSNN Advanced
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. :)


Political User
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


In the beginning......
Political User
What type of broadband modem is it? From what I gather Freeserve appear to supply USB ones if you get it from them.


OSNN Veteran Addict
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.


Political User
Henyman said:
i presumed he got a router with built in BB modem?
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


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

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