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Hi,
   I want to be able to network two computers with a parallel cable.  What I'm wondering is if I log on to the net with one computer using a modem could I use the net from the other computer at the same time?  I think I'd use a proxy server, but I'm not sure.
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by:MasseyM
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I do not believe this is possible with a parallel cable connection...
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by:cide
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Any idea why?
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by:thresher_shark
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I don't know either way, but I'd suggest you just invest in a small network.  10mbps (megabits per second) NICs (Network interface cards) are very cheap, less than $75 usually.  You could buy a small piece of coaxial cable, and you'd be all set.  Networks are much faster than parallel cables anyway.
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by:thresher_shark
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Proxy server software is what you want if you have a network.  But, like MasseyM stated, it might not work with a parallel cable.
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by:ThePilot
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I'm sorry to say, but a proxy isn't possible with a Direct Cable Connection.  I tried this before, and there is no way to get it to work.  I ended up going with a real network (and I love it!).
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by:cide
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Thanks!
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Direct cable connection won't work because you can't set up a TCP/IP network
over it, you'll have to create a real network.

Below is what I would recommend:
You'll need to buy the following:

2 10 base T network cards. I've got mine for about 10 bucks a pop.
1 cat 5 coax cable. Cost around 10 bucks
2 terminators for the coax cable, cost around 5 bucks.

Yep, that's right. It only takes around 35-40 bucks to set up your own network.
And it's worth every dime.

To set it up:
install the network cards on each of two computers. use the T connectors that
comes with the network card to hook up the two computers with the coax cable.
On each T connector, attach the terminator to the other end.

So it'll look like:

  terminator --+ ----------------------+-- terminator
                    |                         |
                  PC 1                   PC 2

Then, configure your inside network for TCP/IP.

For the computers, use the ip address 10.0.0.1, 10.0.0.2

Once you've got the inside network going, you can now
find a proxy server to download. I recommend winproxy by
osistis (www.winproxy.com)

Install the program, configure the address settings, and viola,
you're done!

winproxy's website has extensive documentation on how
the installation process is done. You definitely want to have
a look at the place



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by:cide
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Thaks alot, I'll look into it.
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