Using a broadband connection on a PC which is not capable enough to handle the connection software.
Posted on 2003-10-22
Okay, so I already have a wireless network on my home broadband connection from BT. I needed another computer to also use the connection however I did not want to shell out on another wireless network adapter and I could not connect it directly to the wireless base set because the PC has no ethernet card. So I thought I'd use my original broadband modem used before I shared the connection which any other computers. I rearranged my telephone wires so that I had two microfilters coming out of the telephone socket, I then pluged the wireless base set into one and my old broadband modem into the other. I thought I'd solved my problem but when I came to load my original broadband connection software onto the PC with the modem connected I discovered that it was not up to the requirements of the software. I have absolutely no budget so upgrading is out of the question. Is there any less demanding connection software out there that I can use? Is this sharing scheme of mine even likely to work?
The PC with the modem attached is a 200mhz Pentium with 32megs of RAM.
Thanks for your time.