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?
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.