ADSL Internet Connection via DCC
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.
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:
Decide which computer will be your host and which will be your
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.
- 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
- that the DCC-connection between DCC-client and DCC-host is
still working properly
- 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
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).