>I am not sure if this is possible, but here is what I am
>I have (under WIN XP on both machines) a Laptop & a PC. I
>currently have a network, both with independant Dial-Up
>I want to connect the Laptop to a Broadband (NTL Set Top
>Box), and then connect the PC, so both machines can
>access Broadband(I have 2 NICS in the Laptop).
>However, sometimes, I will not have the network available
>(long cable & small children do not mix), so would like,
>as a back-up, the PC to have the ability to use the
>Is this possible?
I'm not familiar with "NTL Set Top Box". If it connects to the laptop
computer using a standard Ethernet connection, you can give both
computers access to it by enabling Internet Connection Sharing, as
Windows XP Internet Connection Sharing
At any time, you can connect to the Internet using a dial-up
connection. XP will use the dial-up connection, instead of the
broadband connection, for all Internet access, until you disconnect
the dial-up connection. Then, it will automatically return to using
the broadband connection.
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP
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