how to connect two systems using modem

May 14, 2010 at 20:48:59
Specs: Windows XP
hai iam using type two modem,it has 4 ports,i
connect one to my system,& another connect to
another system,but problem is at a time two
systems are not connected only any one of the
system is connected what is the problem

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May 15, 2010 at 04:25:46
What exactly are your trying to do? Is it to network between the two PCs; or are you trying to share the modem connection between the two PCs so as to get both on-line? And presumably you have a dsl/broadband service too?

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May 15, 2010 at 09:56:48
im trying to share the modem connection between the two PCs

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May 15, 2010 at 10:31:34
If this is just a modem then either you set one PC as the connection to your isp, and then setup ICS (InternetConnectionSharing) on that PC to allow/enable the other to access and use the modem and your isp... via that PC to which the modem is connected. get yourself a router and connect the modem to your isp service; connect the router to the cat-5 connection on your modem; set up the router correctly; connect PCs to the router - not the modem; then both PCs access and use the modem via the router.

Even easier is to get yourself an all-in-one access router; it has a built-in modem and is a router as well. That access-router approach is much simpler to set up overall...

This again presumes you have broadband or cable equivalent; not using straight dial-up (the "olde" way...)

You have ICS as part of XP OS; so as you already have the modem... you really have all that's needed to set up a basic share the modem system. However for the second PC to assess/share th modem (and the www) that first PC "must" be on and booted up etc. It is the gateway to the isp for the other PC...

With a router included - either a separate router linked/connected to the modem and the PCs into the router - NOT the modem, you can only have whichever PC on as you wish (or both); neither PC is controlling the access to the modem; it's all via the router

And similarly with an all-in-one (access-router). Only the PC you wish to go on-line with needs to be on...

The router path is by far the best...

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