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is it possible to share a modem over an ethernet lan between 2 computers running windows 95? and how do you do it?
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Do you want to share a modem with internet access from one system to another or some other reason, please make this clear so I can try to advice you correctly.
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If the shared modem will be for Internet HTML access,probably the simplest (and cheapest) method would be to use Vsocks Light (freeware proxy server program,available from many places - just do a search for "Vsocks").Works suprpisingly well for a freeware program.Basically,you just bind TCP/IP to each system's NIC,give everyone a unique address,point your browsers to the proxy server's address,and away you go.
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I Would like to be able to have my desktop machine in the study, with the modem attached to it, and using the network in the house, use the modem from my laptop at a remote point in the house. for faxing as well as dialing into the internet for mail and other things.
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If you can get hands on 486 ($50) and redhat 5.1 (1.99 + S&H) you can setup fax intenet printer server for your home network I am new do linux but I set this up using hfax www.vix.com also HOWTO's from www.linux.org it took me tree hours to do it ( it takes two hours to install software my 486 is slow but as fax,intranet server,printserver, firewall and dial on demand (to your ISP) is realy fast and you can chenge all setings using your notebook or desktop and linux.conf
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