Internet Connection Sharing.   ME & XP System

Posted on 2003-02-18
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Last Modified: 2013-12-14
I have a windonws ME system and a XP. I currently have the two networked with a crossover cable. Which works fine, i have also had them both successfully sharing a internet connection using the Windows ME system as the dial up pc.
I have recently upgraded to a broadband USB modem and would like to share the connection again with the Windows XP pc. Its driving me nuts, and the wife!!! (its her XP Pc)    Thank You
Question by:rayygun
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ID: 8017730
install http://www.proxyplus.cz/ on the machine that connects to your broadband. It is free for upto 3 users. Thats the best way. Good Luck

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Greenkodiak earned 450 total points
ID: 8067478
Isn't it an option to kindly ask your wife if she is willing to change places with you, so you can use the XP machine to connect to internet.
XP is suited for internet sharing IF it is the main PC in your network...
And... another option is...
(hard to say as a diehard W98se user) Transfer all your valueble data to your misses PC and reinstall windows, but this time also XP... then tranfer the data back to your PC.
I'm personaly not that fond of XP working together with ME...

Author Comment

ID: 8091231
Yes your right. Ive had to use the XP pc as the gateway. It hasnt really affected my bandwidth unless of course were on at the same time. Im giving you the points Greenkodiak. Xp & win really arent the best of friends!! :)

Expert Comment

ID: 8094561
TX Rayygun...
One note... As long youre not downloading heavy stuff, its not a big issue to use internet on several PC's.
On a ~150 down- and ~15 upload internet sharing router connection, i've seen up to 5 or 6 PC's working just fine...
But, like I mentioned, go easy on downloading the heavy things...

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