set 2 internet connections for 2 browsers

July 17, 2012 at 05:50:36
Specs: Windows XP
hi all,

i have a dailup connection(through mobile) and a adsl connection. i want to setup dialup connection for internet explorer and adsl for firefox and torrents. please guide me setup....
I am using windows xp service pack3.

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July 17, 2012 at 06:32:09
The internet connection is to the computer or laptop, not the browser. Do you have 2 computers?

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July 17, 2012 at 12:28:50
Hi vgtmani,

I am Makarand P from the Dell Social Media and Communities team.

With regards to your question, as rightly suggested said by riider, internet connection is for the computer and cannot be set up for browser specific on connections. Computers can only be connected through one mode at any given point of time or rather the network card on computers will work only with one mode of internet connections(either wired or wireless). Same is the case with different types of wired connections.(either dial up or ADSL) since computer can only have 1 default gateway to the internet.

Kindly revert for further clarifications,

Thanks and regards,
Dell Social Media and Communities Responder.

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July 17, 2012 at 12:57:03
You can.
You have to install a proxy software for that.
The proxy must be configured to use one of the network interfaces, while the other interface runs without proxy.

Then, you can configure IE to go to the internet directly, while you configure firefox, to use a your proxy server, which runs on the other network card and directs you to ADSL internet connection.

I never tried to run proxy server at the same machine, but I have configured IE and FF in a different way, so that one uses a proxy while the other doesn't.
And it works.

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July 17, 2012 at 13:23:23
I'd be tempted to try your IE options for network. Make a connection using dialup. Then use the same connections for FF to use system. You may have to manually make connections. I haven't had dial up in a long time but as I recall you could set the dial up in IE and it would connect.

If that doesn't work then you could use the localhost to run a proxy.

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