Wireless with Dial-up?

Discussion in 'Wireless Networks' started by CWLee, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. CWLee

    CWLee Guest

    My computer has only a dial-up connection, via my ISP, to
    the internet. A clerk at Staples told me that in order to
    add a wireless router to my system (so a friend's laptop
    could go online at my place) I had to have a DSL connection.
    Is that correct?

    Thanks.

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    CWLee, Sep 9, 2009
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  2. CWLee

    CWLee Guest

    "Eric Shune" <> provided a website
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dial-up_Internet_access) which
    was interesting to read, but did not answer my (the OP)
    question, repeated below:

    A clerk at Staples told me that in order to add a wireless
    router to my system (so a friend's laptop could go online at
    my place) I had to have a DSL (instead of my current
    dial-up) connection. Is that correct?
     
    CWLee, Sep 9, 2009
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  3. No. I don't think that the clerk understands your setup. You'll get
    much better information here. :)

    You need to:

    1. Enable ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) on your computer's dial-up
    connection.

    2. Change the wireless router's LAN setup if it currently uses the
    same 192.168.0.x IP address range that ICS uses.

    3. Connect the wireless router's WAN (Internet) port to your
    computer's Ethernet port.
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    Best Wishes,
    Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Desktop Experience)

    Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
     
    Steve Winograd [MS-MVP], Sep 9, 2009
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  4. But if he doesn't have broadband, it's gonna suck.
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Sep 9, 2009
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  5. Jack [MVP-Networking], Sep 9, 2009
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  6. CWLee

    Lem Guest

    Lem, Sep 9, 2009
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  7. CWLee

    John Guest

    For best experience, yes, a broadband connection (DSL or cable) is needed.
    If you don't mind waiting several minutes for a web page to load, shared
    connection thru dial-up will do the job. Try watching youtube video clips on
    multiple computers thru your shared dial-up connection. You'll have fun
    talking to your friend while waiting for the video to load (if it doesn't
    time out).
     
    John, Sep 10, 2009
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