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Cable Modem
Dial-up Modem
Proxy or NAT



These pages will describe how to share a single Internet connection among multiple computers. We will go through setup connections for cable modems and dial-up modems.

What you'll need!

Internet connection with a cable modem or
A working dial-up internet account with an Internet Service Provider (ISP)

There are three Steps to Single Internet Account Sharing

Setup an Ethernet based Local Area Network (LAN).
Configure computers on LAN to use the TCP/IP protocol that they'll need to connect to the Internet.
Select and install the software that permits a single Internet connection to be shared.

Note that the computers that run the sharing software can be running many different operating systems, however; I will be discussing Windows 98/ME/2000/XP. The only requirement is that the computers have Ethernet interface cards and that they be able to "speak" the TCP/IP protocol.

You may need to buy some additional hardware and/or software before you can get started.

Select an option below and we can begin:

I have a cable modem.          I have a dial-up connection.


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