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The nuts and bolts => Networking & Security => Topic started by: kukibl on April 07, 2008, 09:36:28 am

Title: Dial-up connection sharing using wireless?
Post by: kukibl on April 07, 2008, 09:36:28 am
The question is general, not VL specific. :)

I would like to know if it is possible to share dial-up connection using wireless between two laptops? I don't have any experience with wireless networks at all, so any information would be helpful.

I would like to connect my laptop with VL 5.9 Std and sister's with Vista/VL 5.9 Std and share dial-up isdn connection (ppp0 interface). Same principle as with crossover ethernet cable, but using wireless cards.

Thank you in advance!
Title: Re: Dial-up connection sharing using wireless?
Post by: hata_ph on April 07, 2008, 07:07:55 pm
why not just buy an additional wired/wireless router for a home LAN?
Title: Re: Dial-up connection sharing using wireless?
Post by: kukibl on April 08, 2008, 02:50:20 am
Hm... well I don't know much about networking. :-\ I've read something about ad-hoc wireless networking, something like direct wireless connection between two machines. So I became curious about it, because that would be solution for one small problem I have.

So the only thing I am interested, is it possible? I would leave buying new stuff as a second solution. ;)
Title: Re: Dial-up connection sharing using wireless?
Post by: bigpaws on April 08, 2008, 04:19:31 am
It is very possible:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/bowman_02april08.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/bowman_02april08.mspx)

Bigpaws
Title: Re: Dial-up connection sharing using wireless?
Post by: kukibl on April 08, 2008, 11:50:52 am
Thank you very much, bigpaws! The link was quite helpful.

Now I have just one problem - how do I set my laptop to be host system and share ppp0 interface? :-[

I've checked wireless tutorial and there are no problems connecting to Toshiba with Vista (as a host). But how to do it vice-versa?
Title: Re: Dial-up connection sharing using wireless?
Post by: bigpaws on April 08, 2008, 12:14:03 pm
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-wireless-networking-41/ad-hoc-linux-to-windows-network-369739/ (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-wireless-networking-41/ad-hoc-linux-to-windows-network-369739/)

Google is your friend. I used Google for both the responses.

Bigpaws