Using a wireless home network with a dial modem

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 Question by Ken Matthews posted 20 Sep 2005
 Using a wireless home network with a dial modem
Dear CableDesign.com,
Can I connect a dial modem (which is connected to a phone jack) to a wirelss hub and dial out from one of the computers on the home network?
Sincerely,
Ken Matthews
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 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 21 Sep 2005
Dear Ken,
I have never tried this but looking at my Windows XP and searching the help file for "Share modem" I found an article talking about "Internet Connection Sharing" which I think is what you are asking about. It requires that the modem be on a PC which is on and as part of the network.
I can't say if this is available for other OS's but peripheral sharing has been around for a while.
I have also seen some hubs that have a direct serial port that can be addressed in a network for a common modem.
So to answer your question, yes it is possible providing you follow the guidelines and install the drivers correctly.


Sincerely,
Joseph Golan, RCDD

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