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    Background info:

    I have a PC (pII 350, 256 meg ram winxp) that is connected to the internet (free, unlimitted time, unlimitted downloads) via a 3com 10 meg card. There is a second network card which I use to transfere files to my laptop. I've also added a modem so I can dial into it from home.


    What I want to do is dial in from home and use the free internet. I can dial in ok but I can't use the net thru the modem. (ICS won't work on the phone line but it will work on the second nic)



    Any suggestions would be apprieciated

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    <center>Well yes. :confused:

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    I haven't got a clue either.

    just didn't want Wiggo to have to bear all that responsibility for not knowing all by himself
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    Beefy and i will be testing it tonight, i think i got a way to do it.
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    I'd recommend disabling any firewall software while your test guys

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    and here is the settings You requested

    pretty basic but it didn't seem to work

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    Lets say that that one machine is the only computer on a network (even though it may be the only computer, you gotta think of this as networking) . To dial into that network, you need to setup some type of remote access server. The only Windows OS's that I know of that allow you to dial into them are Windows NT Server and above. That exculdes workstation. And Windows 2000 Server or above. Again, that excludes profesional. I'm sure that you've got WinXP Professional or Home, which do not come with remote access server capabilities. I don't think dialing into that machine would be possible without some third party software. Does Windows XP even have dial-up server? That may be an option, but I don't think it'll work. Not without some third party remote access server software.

    But lets say that you somehow dial into that network, you're gonna need some type of software that can act as a router and route packets between the modem you're dialing into on that computer and the modem or nic or whatever that is actually establishing the internet connection. For that you'll need something like winproxy or some other connection sharing software.

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    Actually, It appears as though Windows XP allows some basic remote access server capabilities. I did some more searching and here's some info that may apply.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/h...n_incoming.asp

    It tells how to setup the machine to accept incoming connections, how to grant access. It seems like everything you need.

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    Ok now I'm a little clearer on it (I think). :?:


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