I am going to do some networking in my house in the next 2 months. I am using dialup modem to connect to the internet. (Yes, I know.) I just want to know something, I am going to use the share printer and file. Also, I would like to use this modem to connect to the internet. Can the other use this modem to connect to the internet also. If so, How. and if this computer is not connected to the internet. Can the others computer remotely control this computer to connect to the internet? and what should I set it up as. Thank You
Yes, you are correct. I don't know what OS I am going to use yet. But for now, I have ME on PC1 and 98SE on PC2. I would like to stay away from the XP family at this point. But I have all the others OS. What would you recommand. And will I be able to control the connection to the internet from PC2. Thanks for any help. Also, I will be using CAT5 wire to network and I will need to wire it ourside of my house, will there be any problem.
PC1 will now act as a DHCP server. When PC2 is powered up, it will be assigned an IP address from PC1. PC2 doesn't have to be configured, A Win 98/Me machine with an ethernet card, will automatically obtain an IP address from a DHCP server, by default.
Run the internet connection wizard on PC2, tell it to connect over LAN.
That's it I think. Launch IE on PC2 and it will dial-up your ISP via PC1.