Possible for two laptops to share one dial-up connection??

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by acer1642, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. acer1642

    acer1642 n00b

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    OK, here is the problem. My wife and I both have laptops and often want to get online at the same time. I can't get cable or DSL and sattelite Internet is $$ not feasible. Can I set up to share one a connection either wired or wireless?? I do not want to add another line right now, I am looking at my options. Would a wired router get me anywhere? I am looking at the Wiflyer from cyberguys.com and it looks to be my best bet right now, any suggestions??
     
  2. Jay_2

    Jay_2 2[H]4U

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    you will need to setup a rudimentary network

    get yourself a small router, plug both the systems in to the router, enable internet connection sharing on the system that is plugged into the socket and then have your other laptop use the connected laptop as its default gateway etc.

    this should work I think.
     
  3. Cheetoz

    Cheetoz [H]ard|Gawd

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    FromTheLou [H]ard|Gawd

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    The downside to that Actiontec is no wireless access.

    You would be better off with this

    LOL, I didn't read the OP's whole post. Yes the Wiflyer is what you need. If you are a first time Google Checkout user you can get it for $89.99 plus shipping from J&R.
     
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    MovieMan80 Limp Gawd

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  6. Falls Included

    Falls Included I'm happy & gay too

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    do you have verizon cell phones?

    if you do, you can connect to the net by dialing a special number, and it will only use airtime. aka, nights and weekends are free faster than 56k speeds
     
  7. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Yes they do make dial up routers...3COM made one, I "think" they disco'd them...but can probably find one on fleaBay...

    Or...
    http://www.wiflyer.com/StoreFront.bok

    A wireless dial up router.
     
  8. Malk-a-mite

    Malk-a-mite [H]ard|Gawd

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    Had to do this for a couple of weeks after I moved and didn't have broadband service yet.

    Get ahold of AnalogX's proxy software.
    http://www.analogx.com/CONTENTS/download/network/proxy.htm

    Put that on the laptop that is connected to the phone line, then connect the laptops by whatever method works for you. Direct crossover cable to the network ports, hub, switch, ad-hoc wireless network. Whatever, just tell laptop2 to use laptop1 as the gateway.
     
  9. Jay_2

    Jay_2 2[H]4U

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    he hasn't been back.....

    his wife must be on, lol.