Dial up server

Experts,

I would like some help with setting up a Dial up server to access the Internet while at my family's house. Can you provide me some assistance?

I have broadband connetion to the Internet at my house, but when I go to my in-laws house they have no Internet connection, but do have a land line. I would like to be able to dial my number and build a connection to the Internet with that circuit.

Thanks for your help.


link334Asked:
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Smacky311Connect With a Mentor Commented:
I played with my server and was able to configure RRAS and enable RAS without turning my computer into a router.  So it looks like you'll be ok with your current setup.
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Nick DennyCommented:
As you know, a chain is only as strong as the weakest link, that being the dial up.
Suggest using remote software
real VNC    http://www.realvnc.com/
ultra VNC    http://ultravnc.sourceforge.net/
tight VNC    http://www.tightvnc.com/

so you'll get the full speed on the internet from home (as the VNC server) and the only communication required is to transmit the picture from your PC to the in-laws PC.

You can reduce image quality to speed things along.
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JamesTX10Commented:
He wants to setup his house as a dial up internet provider. He is going to his family's house that does not have internet. He wants to dial into his house and use his connection at his house to the internet. At least that is what I think he is looking for.
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Smacky311Commented:
What operating systems are you running on both ends?  If XP please specify home or pro edition (service packs would help, but not as important as the rest).
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link334Author Commented:
JamesTX10,
You are correct. I do want to me my own personal "Dial-up" provider.

Smacky311,
I am using MS XP Pro SP2 (client) and have Server 2003 or Pro (Remote).

Thanks for your replies.
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Smacky311Commented:
Enable Routing and remote access on your Windows 2k3 server.  Then configure your server for Dial-up RAS by following the directions in this article (starting around the middle of the page):  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/technologies/activedirectory/stepbystep/rrascnfg.mspx
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link334Author Commented:
Smacky311,
I only have one NIC in this machine with a modem. Will turning this service on turn it into a router and mess up the current NIC functionality? Meaning, will it think it is on another network?
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Smacky311Commented:
Turning on the router will create its own network.  What is your Win2k3 current function(s)?  Is the NIC connected to a router?
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link334Author Commented:
It is a Domain Controller/DNS/DHCP/File and Print Server
(1) NIC
I am using a Cisco Router>Swith and the Server is on a segment off the Switch.
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link334Author Commented:
Smack311,
If I got this correct I can do the following to make it work:
      Enable the RRAS service
      Plug in the phone line
      Configure the telephone number for that modem connection

Reason I am cautious is because I have been unsuccessful at this in the past, but was having NAT issues with VPN. Routing created a problem as well.

Thanks for your help.
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Smacky311Commented:
Being that your dialing directly into your modem you shouldnt have any issues with NAT or your firewalls getting into the machine.  VPN would cause these issues because it goes through the internet.  Routing may still be an issue.
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link334Author Commented:
Smacky311,

OK.
I am out of town, but will try this and get back with you.
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