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sharing internet connection between w98 and XP

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#1 mikesims


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Posted 23 April 2005 - 05:19 AM

Sorry if this has been addressed a zillion times before (I did a search), but I have a working connection between a W98 and an XP pc , but cannot get the ADSL internet broadband connection to be shared......

I do not wish to use a hub because of the expense, and I understand it should work with the crossover cable ....

Any ideas????

(I have assigned static IP addresses)

Thanks in advance

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#2 Rimmer


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Posted 23 April 2005 - 07:39 AM

Hi mikesims,

from my limited understanding the answer to that lies partly in how your broadband modem(If that's what you have?) connects to your PC.

So what devices do you have to connect to the internet and how are they connected to your PC? Plus what are the details of your network setup between the two PC's, i.e. what type of network cards are you using, what protocols are set up, anything else you can think of?

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#3 stevendaniels


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Posted 12 May 2005 - 02:07 PM

If you go to www.download.com and type in proxy+ in the search box and down load this little program.

Log onto the internet on your main computer and setup IE on the second computer. Install the software..

On the second computer go to internet options throught the control panel and click the connections tab. Click the LAN setup button and type the IP address of the main computer(the one with the software installed) and enter the prot number 4480.

The documentation with the software states you should us port 4400, but this is wrong!! The port is deffinatly 4480.

Click apply and ok.

Restart both systems and and log back on to the internet on the main computer and click the IE icon and you sould connect.

Good luck... :thumbsup:

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