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home network

I have home network with DSL cable, a hub and four computers.
Question: If I move to an area that does not have DSL cable, can I have the same network using a modem with dial-up?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Sorta - you can have the computers networked, but sharing internet access might be a little tricky, depending on how you're doing it now.
JohnnySaxAuthor Commented:
I am using a hub and connecting cables to the computers. The cable provider uses a modem that  does this automaticly.
Like, there is no "gateway or guest" stuff . My question is: can "dial-up " modem do this sorta thing?

Yes it can.

You can have do this 2 ways.

1. You can purchase a analog router modem (56k) that will perform as a DSL router eg. DHCP server and NAT....etc. etc.

2. Initiate Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) on one of your computers. The computer selected for this would be the one making the dial-up connection and it would act as the DHCP for your home network. This means this computer would need to be turned on if you require to do any thing on your home network eg. internet surfing and sharing resources etc. etc.

I hope this helps best of luck.
JohnnySaxAuthor Commented:
mhambridge ,
thank you that answers my question

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