2 computers 1 line 56k problem

By lil_runin_duck
Jul 28, 2005
  1. Ok so i go to best buy wondering if i can use 2 computers on 1 phone line with AOL and the guy said i can so i bought a power surge witch comes with 3 phone line slots ( in ) ( modem ) ( phone ) and i also got a splitter he told me to put it in the modem so i have 2 phone wires going to 2 computers so im signed on on one computer but when i try to sign on the other computer it just sits there saying connecting so i tried connect to LAN and i get an error saying theres nothing there anyone have any ideas


    any help will be appreciated :rolleyes:
  2. tdeg

    tdeg TS Rookie Posts: 119


    The guy at Best Buy was BS'ing you, kinda. You can use two computers on the same phone line, but not at the same time.

    If you want both to work at the same time, you will need to research Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing.
  3. lil_runin_duck

    lil_runin_duck TS Rookie Topic Starter


    thanks man im researching right now :approve:
  4. derrycraig

    derrycraig TS Rookie Posts: 47

    If you network the two PCs using a crossover cable you can share a internet connection. It is VERY SLOW.
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