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Sharing DSL/Cable conection through a Dial-UP

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agentnumberone

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OK here's the prob...I recently promised my boss I was going to be able to share files and internet access through remote access (dial-up) but I guess I was only half right. I am able to share files but not the DSL connection here at work. I kept reading throught the XP help and found the problem. I guess MS doesn't want to let internet sharing go through remote access. Can anyone help me through this prob?

My Network set up

DSL Modem connects to wireless router/hub...links computers and shares internet access. .....one computer has remote dial-up access(host) that wont share its internet access w/ dial-up computer (clients).
The host is running XP pro
and clients XP home...
 
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agentnumberone

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ICS shares only through LAN connections with nic cards or wireless. It doesn't allow sharing with dial-up connection of remote access. Need to know what type of settings, software, hardware or tweaks are out there to go around this. THe cheaper the better.
 
#4
No that's not true! ICS does work for dial-up connections. I should know, I use one. If it works for dial-in I cannot swear to, but it's not unlikely.
Hmm btw... ICS probably won't work in this case though since the it probably can't see the dial-in as an internal interface*. If it can, you should turn on ICS on the NIC (not the dial-in).

You can't bridge the traffic between the dial-in and the NIC by any chance? (Or is bridging only for NIC:s?)

* In this case the internal interface (LAN side) is the dial-in and the external interface (Internet side) is the NIC, right?
 
#5
Sorry I can't give you any advice on 3rd party routers. Non of the ones I've tried work in XP. They all work in 98/2k though. Does anyone else know? (I want one, ICS is soooo sloooow)
 
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agentnumberone

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No one has some sort of winproxy or server software that will be able to let in comming calls connect to the internet here at work?
 
#7
Guess not. If you have the time you can go to tucows or download.com and try some out one by one. "It's a drity job, but somebody's got to do it."
 
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agentnumberone

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Ya I am currently looking through Download.com but not coming up with anything really. As far as where it gets its internet access its getting it from a linksys wireless hub/router DSL. I have a DSL connections which the router shares with the network. I don't know if that's considered a DHCP or a LAN. I know it leases out IP addresses and the computer are set to assigned IP's automatically.
 
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markjrey

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I managed to set up net sharing on my ADSL (UK) but i had a related problem where as i cannot send files from any of the other computers on my LAN as the computers im trying to send to cannot connect to me unless i am sending from the PC with the modem physically plugged into it. i have not yet been able to fix this i have tried everything even opening every port etc

any help would be gratefully recieved
 
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Originally posted by markjrey
I managed to set up net sharing on my ADSL (UK) but i had a related problem where as i cannot send files from any of the other computers on my LAN as the computers im trying to send to cannot connect to me unless i am sending from the PC with the modem physically plugged into it. i have not yet been able to fix this i have tried everything even opening every port etc

any help would be gratefully recieved
See http://www.xp-erience.org/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7180
 
#12
Originally posted by agentnumberone
I don't know if that's considered a DHCP or a LAN. I know it leases out IP addresses and the computer are set to assigned IP's automatically.
The LAN (Local Area Network) is the acctual physical network. DHCP is a protocol you use when you want to assign IP:s automatically. So in your case you are using DHCP on a LAN. The question was:
1. Do you know that the dial-in get it's IP from the router. Is it the same IP range as the others?
2. What does the dial-in have as "Default Gateway" (run "ipconfig" in the console)?
3. Can you ping the router from the dial-in computer?
 
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agentnumberone

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I talk to some guys at CDW it looks like am just going to have to buy a server some software and stuff like that. This is going to get expensive, (was trying to avoid that). Oh well not my money.

Thanks for everyone's imput.
 

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