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Last response: in Wireless Networking
July 18, 2006 8:03:06 PM

Is it possible to share a dialup connection between two computers over a wireless network?

"Why on earth would you do such a thing? Just get highspeed internet." You may ask. Well, for starters, it's not for me it's for a friend. He lives out where the only internet he can get is dialup.

We have the wireless network setup up so he can share and transfer files between the computers on the network, and we have a dialup connection on one of the computers. Would sharing the connection over the wifi network work? if so, how?

Any input is appreciated. Thanks.

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April 4, 2008 3:20:25 PM

It could be done.
Easy way is to have the dekstop computer with internal pci 56k modem sharing it's internet connection.

But that computer would always have to be on.

Other way to do it:

Get a external 56k serial modem.
Get a router that have a com port (serial db9).

The SMC7004BR do have that port:

As it does not have wifi, you would have to get an accesspoint for it.
(also up for sale)

But you could now have wireless dial-up netzero/aol on a couple of laptops in the house.
April 7, 2008 5:22:08 PM

Dial up is slow and wifi is a lot faster.
October 2, 2010 1:46:23 AM

Check out the GAC-150 WiFi Dial Up Router from Great Arbor Communications which allows multiple WiFi or LAN users to share a dial up connection. The router has a V.92 modem which can be detached and also used directly with a PC/MAC.
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