Sharing Modems using Ethernet

Sharing Modems using Ethernet

Post by Yon Han CHON » Tue, 16 Nov 1999 04:00:00

How can I share a modem between two Win98 machines connected with a
twisted ethernet cable?



Sharing Modems using Ethernet

Post by Steve Winogr » Tue, 16 Nov 1999 04:00:00

Quote:>How can I share a modem between two Win98 machines connected with a
>twisted ethernet cable?

Get a network address translation (NAT) or proxy server program to share
the Internet connection.  I recommend SyGate (  
There are many other similar programs listed at:

Windows 98 Second Edition has an Internet sharing feature built in.  See
this site for more information:

Please see these sites for more information on modem sharing:

Best Wishes,
Steve Winograd


Sharing Modems using Ethernet

Post by Fred J Lindah » Wed, 17 Nov 1999 04:00:00

Below is list of web sites containing information on HOW-TO network.
They are not listed in any particular order.
Below the How-To list is a 2nd list containing web sites having FREE
proxy server software for small size LANs.

Hope this helps.

-------------------- HOW-TO WEB SITES ---------------------------

Sharing Your Internet Connection
Describes how to share a single internet connection among multiple
computers.  Connection via dial-up modem and cable modems are described.

Troubleshooting Windows 95/98 Network Connection Problems
Provides troubleshooting steps you can use to diagnose and resolve
communication problems in a Windows 95/98 network.

Home Networking Made Easy
Installing your own Microsoft Windows(r) 95/98 or NT network at home or
in the small office is easy...and we're going to show you how.

Cable Modem Help
Cable modem help: Answers for cable modem users.

Home Networking
Want to know how to set up a home or small business network? Well here
is how to do it fast, easy and CHEAP (for less then 100$).

Direct Connect Any Windows Platform
Procedures for connecting various Windows platforms using an inexpensive
cable. No network boards are required as the data is transferred using
your serial or parallel port.

Network two PCs without LAN adapters
How do you get large amounts of data from one PC to another? Here's an
easy way, using a null modem (or bidirectional parallel) cable and
INTERLNK software bundled free with MS-DOS 6 and above. One computer's
disk drives appear as extra drives on the other machine. Transfer data
with COPY and XCOPY commands, Windows File Manager, and others. This
article describes how to build the cable, connect the machines, install
the software, and copy files.

Electronic Design Laboratory - The Windows95 Direct Cable Connect
Problem Page
Microsoft doesn't really offer any advice on the immensely useful Direct
Cable Connection utility so here is a web page full of email and other
stuff that may help people to get their Direct Cable Connection working.
It's made up from the contributions of many frustrated DCC users.

Small Office Network Solutions
Learn About Windows peer-to-peer networking concepts, How-To set-up your
peer-to-peer network hardware and configuration, make Choices of
equipment and software to build your network, find Vendors to sell you
products and services recommended on this web site.

Information about:  Using an in-house LAN with a proxy server to share
modems and provide a security firewall; Applicable to Cable, ADSL, ISDN,
Telephone modems; The Solutions discussion includes Sample Setup,
Applications, Security, Links, Forums, and Testing.

LAN to Internet Connection Setup
Install the Network Adapter Driver and TCP/IP Protocol, Configure your
Network Client and TCP/IP Protocol, and Getting Connected.

Doug's Networking Pages
Information on Novell Netware, Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, Window
NT, Unix and Linux is included. Server centric, peer-to-peer, dial-up
and direct connection are discussed.

World of Windows Networking
FAQ Windows95 / 98 / NT4 Networking and Trouble Shooting

Do it yourself LAN
Will tell you all you need to know to get started on your network,
including precisely what software, hardware, and wiring you need to hold
it all together.

THE site for information on home PC networks
Connecting a laptop to a home network, Glossary of terms, How to network
PCs and Macs at home, and summaries of several ways to get started with
a network for home.

Choosing Type of cable, Basic components of your Network, Other Items to
consider, Installing and Setup of Network Interface Card, Setting up the
Client for Microsoft Networks, Using Your Printer Remotely with your new
Network, Sharing an Internet connection with Windows 95 Peer-to-peer

Setting up the Network
Some Simple Networking information. Setup Instructions

Home networking with Windows 95 & 98 for use on the Internet
Information you need to build your own home network running either
Windows 95 or Windows 98 so you can get on the internet with several
computers on 1 internet connection and with only one internet account
with your ISP.

Internet Access for Multiple Win 95 Systems
Two or more systems running Win 95 or Win NT connected via a LAN (e.g.
Ethernet) and, you want all of them to share a single connection to the

Networking Guide
Contains information on configuring, administering, and using the TCP/IP
and IPX/SPX(tm) protocol stacks to provide SCO OpenServer users with
access to various networking services

Bob Cerelli's Windows Page
The main goal of this site is to provide clear, accurate and easy to
understand information regarding Windows95 and Windows98.

Network Starter Guide
Designed to help you with the basics of a computer network and has
chosen the easiest and most cost effective network solution.

How To Build a Home Network - Share a printer, share a modem and play
network games.
A while ago, you bought a Mac. Then you bought a printer. And now,
you've bought a second Mac. How can you get your two Macs to share the
same printer?

Network Info
Win9X IPX, Win9X TCP/IP, DOS IPX, Twisted Pair Cable, Dialup Networking,
Troubleshooting, Other LAN links, and Internet Sharing.

Leon's LAN ConneXion
The place for all your network gaming needs.
Dedicated solely to providing resources for PC Networking Professionals

Enterprise Network Consulting
Peer-to-peer networking step-by-step configuration instructions allow
you to use Windows NT, 95/98, and 3.11 computers together on a network,
mixing as desired.

Grant's Wiring Closet
Assembling a 10-Base-T Ethernet network in my house and wanted to share
the information that I collected over the years.

The Site Devoted To Your Home Networking Project.

Home Network Setup Guide
Step-by-step guide to installing your home network. Sharing Internet
access has become a prime motivator for installing home networks.
Fortunately, the setup is a lot easier than it once was.

Your home networking headquarters!
This site is dedicated to giving you the best advise for configuring a
small network in your home. It may branch out to include some
small-office/home-office advice, and may go a little farther, but it's
mostly designed for someone that's new to networking to get them
networking their PCs for their own education and entertainment.

Tutorials for Macintosh-Windows Integration
MacWindows Tutorials contains information on how to use Mac OS and
Windows together.

----------------------- FREE PROXY SERVERS --------------------

EasyProxy (Leech Software,, 16KB)
Proxy Server, multithreaded engine provides fast access to dozens of LAN
users. Share your dialup connection with the rest of the network.
Perfect for small offices and homes with networks. Configure your
clients to use proxy support and simply launch the server. No setup
needed, it's easy. Freeware HTTP Proxy Server.

EDGE Router  (Fire PlugComputers Inc,, 17.4MB)
Use the EDGE Project firewall to create a fully Internet connected LAN
for your home or small business (or large business if you are really
frugal). The Edge Firewall Router uses the ThinLinux building blocks to
implement a simple edge router suitable for routing small networks via a
low speed connection. E.g. dial, ISDN, cable or ADSL.  Free.

Internet Extender (, 430KB)
The Internet Extender is designed to function on a multi-homed machine
connecting a local area network to the Internet. The local machines
function as though they were directly connected to the Internet. They
only need to know the IP address of the local side of the Internet
Extender, which acts as their gateway address. The Internet Extender
takes care of all the rest. It has been tested and verified to support:
HTML, FTP (pasv mode), TELNET, Real Audio/Video, IRC, MIRC, ICQ, ICMP,
and other TCP and UDP related technologies. Free

Internet Gate (Marco Maccaferri Software Development,,
A multiple proxy gate and firewall. It can allow users on a Local Area
Network (LAN) without Internet access to access the Internet through a
single machine on the LAN connected to the Internet, either via a
dial-up modem / ISDN connection or another ethernet card. Personal (1
User) Free

NetProxy Lite (Grok Developments, np304.exe, 2,784KB)
A secure, reliable and cost-effective way to provide ...

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one machine and the other on the other , but just wondering is
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