I have two computers, both running xp pro and have just installed a 10/100 LAN to connect the two together. On one of the computers I have a dial-up modem for connecting to the internet. I want to be able to use this modem from the other computer that is connected via the LAN, but I don’t want the modem to auto dial ( I want to be able to connect manually from the computer that doesn’t have the modem) is this possible.
I have run internet connection sharing wizard on both computers and am sharing internet connection but I don’t see the connection from the other computer. On the dial-up modem, I have disabled dial on demand.
How can I get the other computer to be able to connect/disconnect to my dial up manually across the LAN?
you could use real VNC to control the main pc from the client pc, that would control the modem and give you the chance to connect/disconnect remotely but i dont think thats really what you want....
it seems like you are saying you DO NOT want the client pc to be able to disconnect the main pc from the internet. in that case, just simply shutdown the Internet Explorer and this will leave the main pc connected as long as you have not got it set to disconnect when IE shuts down.
if im wrong with that theory then please try to explain a little clearer what you are wanting,
1, main pc to do
2, client pc to do
in the case of connecting AND disconnecting.
easy to set the pc to auto dial but im a little confused what exactly you mean.
I want the client pc to connect to the main pc (which it does via the LAN) but I want to be able to use the dial up modem which is in the main pc. However, I don’t want the client pc to auto connect to the internet without asking. I want to be able to control the internet connection from the client pc. i.e to disconnect and connect when I want.
i agree with Fruit Bat /\0/\, the idea of ICS is to share the internet with the pc that has the modem, not to control the main pc's modems behaviour. to do this you might be better installing a seperate modem in the client and running a phone line extention to it.
or as i said earlier, use Real VNC to control the main pc from the client, that way you could remotely control the dial up procedure (but thats not exactly what you are wanting)