2 connections on same system

July 19, 2011 at 05:55:31
Specs: Windows XP
Is it possible to run both LAN connection and dialup modem for internet on the same system?

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#1
July 19, 2011 at 07:13:16
Yes it's possible, I've done it.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
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I am the captain of my soul.

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#2
July 19, 2011 at 11:33:36
Yes, it is possible. I have used such set-up to talk to myself on a MUG.

What you cannot do is use two LAN connections simultaneously.

Stuart


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#3
July 19, 2011 at 12:45:36
actually you can as long as both are different subnets and only one has a gateway entry

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#4
July 19, 2011 at 20:30:41
Can you please explain the detailed procedure for running LAN and Dialup modem symaltaneously on the same system please ?

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#5
July 19, 2011 at 21:01:23
Nothing much to explain really. You just set them up as would normally then use a different instance of the same application or two different applications to connect to each. Two windows in the same application wont work.

Stuart


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#6
July 20, 2011 at 10:06:37
The only thing you need to be aware of is the ip address you get with dial up can not be in the same subnet as your lan subnet or you may have conflicts.

If you find this condition exists its simple to change your lans ip subnet.

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#7
July 21, 2011 at 00:25:37
But how could I change LAN subnet ? can you suggest any idea?

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#8
July 21, 2011 at 07:15:21
Granted it's been a while since I had a dialup connection. Prior to taking my present position and movnig here 6+ years ago, I lived on 40 acres about 30 miles out of the city I worked in and used dialup. As you can imagine, I had a LAN going at the same time.

I can't ever remember there being any issues having bother operating at the same time. I used private Class IP addressing for my LAN and my ISP provided my dialup connection with a public (ie: routable) IP address for internet communication.

This is why I answered as briefly as I did. Unless you're using the same subnet for your LAN as your ISP is using for your external connection, there can be no conflict.

Not only is it possible, but I used to both at the exact same time every single day that I lived on that acreage.


random007

I doubt there is anything you need to change since you're most likely using a private subnet for your LAN. Just to be safe, lets check what TCP/IP settings you're using on your LAN:

Open a command prompt window (ie: Start >> Run >> type cmd and hit Enter) and perform the following command:

ipconfig /all

Once you've finished, copy/paste the output into a response on here so we can have a look.

For info on how to copy/paste from a command prompt window click on my name above and read my "how-to" guide titled, "Post the output of ipconfig (version 2)"

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

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#9
July 21, 2011 at 09:27:25
Familiar with the saying "Just do it"?

Do your dialup, get connected, and then try to access your lan.

I only mentioned the ip address issue for you to keep in mind if you ran into problems.

So Just DO IT. If no issues you are good to go.

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#10
July 21, 2011 at 21:14:56
Thank you for your help

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#11
July 21, 2011 at 21:16:55
Thank you

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