one phoneline 2 computers can they both run the internet at the same time?

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Old 11-21-03, 08:33 AM
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Question one phoneline 2 computers can they both run the internet at the same time?

Is there any way possible to run both computers at the same time? They are both internal modems and I only have one phone line. Both have dial up Juno. Thanks for any help or advice.
 
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To do this you must create an internal network in your house.

What operating system are you using? Do both computers have a network interface card. Are you willing to purchase and install a network interface card in both computers?

Are you willing to upograde your internet connection to a different form, such as cable or DSL?
 
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the easy way of using both computers on the internet thru 1 phone line is to use "internet connection sharing". Its built into microsoft. Basicly you need to network both computers using nic cards with a "crossover cable" connecting both and then run this utility on the computer that will be the master (anyways has to be on) then run the floppy disc that it creates on the slave (second computer ). Startup your Juno internet connection on the first computer(master) as normal then startup" Microsoft internet explorer" on the second computer (slave).
As to your second question about being dropped out for lack of activity try playing an on-line radio station to keep your isp from dropping you out.
Hope this helps fixing your problems
 
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Internet connection sharing does not exist in all versions of Windows. Better to know what the user has before suggesting something that does not apply.

As for playing a radio over your ISP connection. This wastes bandwidth over a connection, especially a dial up connection. Your performance will take a serious hit on a dial up ISP if you do this. better to run a program that keep your connection alive. Do a search on download.com using the words keep alive. You will find several utilities that can be obtained for free that will periodically exercise the Internet to keep the connection open.
 
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Smile Thanks all and its a compaq with xp and e-machine with win.98 dial up juno

Thank you both so much for your time and advice. If the master is the better one then I guess its a Compaq Laptop with windows xp. The slave would be a e-machine with windows 98. I would like to keep my same isp if possible.
 
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try reading up at this site. it may give you a better insite into whats involved to share your phone line with 2 computers.
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp_ics/
 
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