Solved

Email sharing 2

Posted on 2004-08-29
1
181 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I have a new lap top which is connected at home through a LAN to my old desktop. Both are XP. They are sharing the ADSL internet connection, which is hosted on the desktop. I used AnalogX to make the internet sharing possible. Now I need to be able to access email (using Outlook), ICQ and MSMessanger from the laptop, how can I configure it?
The thing is that I was not able to make the connection with ICS, that is why I used AnalogX. Do you think I should try ICS again? I am completly new to networking, so I got the AnalogX advice and as it worked, that is what I am using since last week.
0
Comment
Question by:murena71mx
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
infotrader earned 250 total points
ID: 11928412
My solution?  Once again... Spend $20+ and get a hardware router/firewall.  Why:

1.  It will take a whole bunch of load OFF of your Computer running ICS or AnalogX
2.  You don't have to worry about configurations and such, like what you are doing right now
3.  It is much more efficient and harder to hack into, vs. a sitting duck, such as the computer running the ICS or AnalogX
4.  Less likely to fail
5.  You don't ever have to turn on your desktop to get the rest of the network to connect to the Internet

- Info
0

Featured Post

Don't Miss ATEN at InfoComm 2017!

Visit booth #2167 to see the  new ATEN VM3200 32 x 32 Modular Matrix Switch. Other highlights include the VE8950 4K HDMI Over IP Extender, VS1912 12-Port DP Video Wall Media Player  and VK2100 ATEN Control System. Register now with Free Pass Code ATEN288!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Have you ever set up your wireless router at home or in the office to find that you little pop-up bubble in the bottom right-hand corner of Windows read "IP Conflict - One of more computers on the network have been assigned the following IP address"…
Resolve DNS query failed errors for Exchange
If you're a developer or IT admin, you’re probably tasked with managing multiple websites, servers, applications, and levels of security on a daily basis. While this can be extremely time consuming, it can also be frustrating when systems aren't wor…
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…

696 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question