ADSL Internet Connection via DCC

by Johannes Helmig [Published on 2 Sept. 2001 / Last Updated on 2 Sept. 2001]

The configuration has been tested for connection to the Internet using an ADSL line,
a connection via a Cable-Modem should be very similar using the same setup steps.

for additional information:
See Parallel Technologies' Web Site for detailed information on
Internet Connection Sharing via Direct Cable Connection (DCC) :There are some very helpful Step-By-Step Setup Instructions for setting up
DirectParallel® Direct Cable Connection (DCC) on Windows 95/98/2000/ME:




Windows 98SE / ME and Windows 2000 include "Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)", which is
designed to work via LAN using a network, it does not work using a Direct Cable Connection.
( I also had prblems to share an ADSL Internet connection via the build-in ICS)

To share a Direct-Cable connection for Internet access via Cable-Modem or ADSL
(the configuration is different for connection via Modem to the Internet), you need to install a
Non-Microsoft Proxy server, there are several packages available on the market, I am going to use
here as example:

WinRouteLite
from
TinySoftware

First Step:
Decide which computer will be your host and which will be your guest.
Make the computer, which has the ADSL-modem for connection with the Internet, the DCC Host,
and make the computer without the ADSL-modem the DCC Client.
The DCC host with Internet Connection Sharing can be Windows95, 98, 98SE or ME.
The DCC client can be Windows 95,98, 98SE, ME or 2000.


Before setting up such Internet Connection Sharing, make sure that:
- if Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing is install: un-install it !
- you have on your DCC Host a connection via ADSL to the Internet.
- make sure that the DCC connection between DCC client and DCC host is working.
then:
- configure the DCC Host for Internet Connection Sharing
- configure the DCC Client for Internet Connection Sharing
Test again :
- that the ADSLconnection to the Internet is still working properly
- that the DCC-connection between DCC-client and DCC-host is still working properly
then:
- install the non-Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing using ADSL (or Cable Modem)

Now you are ready to use it:
- make the ADSL or Cable-Modem connection to the Internet
- make the DCC connection between DCC-client and DCC-host



And you are ready to browse the Internet via the DCC-connection !


Note: Although you can download most Non-Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing programs
as shareware to evaluate them, you will need to register ( and pay for them ) once the evaluation
period has expired (usually 30 days).

Parallel Technologies, Inc offers
for its parallel DCC-cables very
nice package deals, which include
already the license for WinrouteLite.

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