Both computers on the same BT line and Wanadoo a/c. ........ My son has now added a BB modem to the second computer. We thought naively that provided one computer was NOT on the net that the other could connect.
This is not what happens. OK if the USB lead is disconnected on either computer, but this is likely to encourage wear on the plug & socket.
Cost is a factor. Unlikely to fit wireless or hard intranet gizmos. Any simpler ideas out there of a cheap and cheerful nature?
In theory this should work as long as both pcs have installed the dial up software and have selected same details in account setup,they would need to be connected to phone point with a double adapter and seperate modem cables,and only 1 could be online at a time ,but it should work.
Make sure the BB connection is disconnected on the main computer and you will be able to connect with the second computer. Set the second computer up exactly as the first computer, drivers first, connect modem, reboot, enter user name and password.
Thanks too to you GANDALF <|:-)> ....Have emailed your advice.
It is access to Outlook Express he is fiddling with, but has given up for today.
Although when installing he expected to be asked for the modem to be connected, in fact he was asked for his ISP and plugged the modem in afterwards without using Wanadoo's package! Once on the net his account was quickly recognised.
Tomorrow's another day, and I will leave the thread open until or if, he has achieved his aims and then post back and close.