How do I get 2 computers to share one internet connection?
Ok... today I went out and finally bought some network cards... my dad wanted them but my mom kept saying "No!" She finally agreed today... now I got the computers to share files and everything but I cant get them to share the internet. So how do I do that? They both have the first version of Win98 on them.
Short of upgrading to Win98 SE (and risking you file sharing might not work) you can try some of the various proxy server apps out there now. My personal favorite at the moment is Sygate. www.sygate.com Check www.winfiles.com under Win98 shareware, network and internet, proxy server applications for other examples. Sygate requires very little setup on either the server (connected to internet) or the client (connecting thru the server). Very easy to run and really more functional than many of the others out there.
[This message has been edited by 800XL (edited 07-19-99).]
eather win98 se as the other guy said or try this, www.sygate.com its very simple to setup just install and your done. it shares up to 5 puters i think
I recommend Winproxy over the others. Why? Because its SIMPLE. Wingate is silly because you've got to install all these progs, and do all this nonsensal config'in. To share a modem, get winproxy, then go into your cards tcp/ip settings. On your proxy server (which is the one with the modem) make the internal ip: 126.96.36.199. Then, make the other boxes 188.8.131.52, and so on (however many boxes you have). Then, make the gateway 184.108.40.206, and enable the dns, using the host as your servers name (computer name, which shows up in the network neighboorhood) and the domain your internet isp. Then add 220.127.116.11 in the search order. Reboot and you should have two computers that share one modem. Youll need to config all your programs on your client box to run on a lan (example, IE5 you set up to run on a proxy server, 18.104.22.168, on port 80). Hope this answers most everything you wanted to know, if you want anymore help just ask, I've been sharing this modem between computers for awhile now
Or, you could try one of these.
Psst...I know they work. I put two in for an insurance guy last year. They take about 10 min to get everybody shared. Sweeet.
Yet another reason why external modems rule....
Almost forgot to mention....This will require an additional lan connection, so you'll need a hub.
[This message has been edited by MadMax (edited 07-21-99).]
Lan modems are sweet, but a little pricey. You get seamless integration of all machines to the internet, without the need of any controlling software other than having the machines networked.
I have a device that is a hub and you can plug up to 3 external modems into it. And you talk about easy. All you do is in your network config is set the gateway to what it says. It comes with a default gateway setup. Then you just open IE or netscape and boom it dials out and connects to the internet. Took me literally less ten min to setup. Most modems work with it too. I bought a cheap supra 56k modem for like $60-70 and a way I went. And you can upgrade it to like i said up to 3 modems. And it is a hub which you will find usefull later in life.
All good replies...but the no-brainer is definitly SYGATE. I've been using it for over a year now and I haven't come across another program that surpasses it.
i like internet share pro by neelum software
you just install the software for the server
and then the clients and leave it...it works
and there is no need for a second NIC card in the server...tooo sweet
tucows has a limited version. it's worth the money to register.. also it works on cable..
i'm sure they hate that!!!!
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