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Dial-up & Router

By N-Guy
Jun 20, 2006
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  1. Is it possible to get a dial-up connection going then split the connection through a router? If so, how?

    Oh damn, should've put this in Networking >_<
     
  2. fastco

    fastco TS Rookie Posts: 1,511

    My brother does it with a small wireless Linksys router.
     
  3. N-Guy

    N-Guy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 153

    Anyone to do it with a normal Cat5 cable router?
     
  4. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

    I'm not sure, but I think you need either a router with a serial port(and a external dial up modem) or a router with a built in modem.
    Apple makes a decent router with a built in dial up modem.
    http://www.apple.com/airportextreme/
    Not sure if that's what your asking or not.
    vnf4ultra
     
  5. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,120

    Who in their right mind would want to split a dialup connection? Unless you don't have a problem waiting 37 minutes for each page load.

    Otherwise, my line of thinking goes like maybe you have the "master" computer which creates the dialup connection. That goes out the ethernet to the WAN on the router. The router then gives that to its nodes. But in order for the 2nd PC to get online, the first PC has to connect.
    And I'm not sure how you can tell Windows to use your current internet connection to go out your ethernet. Perhaps regular Internet Connection Sharing would do this? You can try.
     
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