why do I have modem sharing?

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
January 25, 2010 at 09:26:57
Specs: Windows XP
I don't understand why I have modem sharing b/c I'm not supposed to be on a network. I sure have networking folders and it looks like I'm in a workgroup. I am confused but ex-geek b/f is nut so he might be connected 2 my pc. Help? also unsure what product this form is asking for.

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January 25, 2010 at 09:45:02
Can you please expand on the issues/worries? What folders/services are you seeing? Are you the only user on your home network?

By default you will be part of a workgroup called "workgroup".

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January 25, 2010 at 13:44:26
What do you mean by "modem sharing?" How are you connected to the Internet? DSL? Cable Modem? You'll have to give us more information.


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January 26, 2010 at 05:04:11
I am connected thru motorola modem with bellsouth. I also have this box -- tripp-lite Internet Office UPS. I am only person using my PC. sorry 4 grammar-- cut 2 fingers and typing with 1 finger. I saw modem sharing properties in folders, NETFX FILE FOLDER HAS 4 FILES--(C:/i386 winntupg ms ) says mmodem sharing upgrade LDLL AND HAS XPCLIENT. MORE NUMERS. DOES THIS HELP? THERE IS THIS 1386 FOLDER WITH MORE EXTRAS THAN I CAN COUNT. AM CONFUSED. SORRY 4 MY LOW-TECH KNOWLEDGE. THANK U 4 HELP.

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January 26, 2010 at 15:28:31
Are you seeing this in My computer?

The C:/i386 winntupg ms is most likely a link to a local folder. So not a network folder.

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January 26, 2010 at 20:49:51
I see it in drive C, Windows Components, local disk folders, called NETFX under i386, says MODEMSHR Properties, file folder, MDMSHRUP.DLL Properties, then Modem sharing upgrade, then has (xpclient. and some numbers listed). also in folder shows i386`WINNTUPG`MS, WHICH SAYS IS netmap. okay, I obviously don't know what I'm doing so if this info gives no clue I understand. Thanks for your time and help.

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January 27, 2010 at 03:06:52
No need to be concerned.. i386 is operating system related files.

Was there a reason you came across these files or were you just searching for stuff?

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