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Chapter 18. Networking > Home Networks for Dialup

Home Networks for Dialup

If you have dialup Internet service, you are limited to connection speeds of 28–56 Kbps. With such limited bandwidth, your options for sharing your Internet connection across your home are limited both by bandwidth and available technology. On the bandwidth side, sharing a 28-Kbps connection would, in essence, provide two users on a home network with only 14 Kbps, which is a step in the wrong direction for most. Accordingly, in a dialup context, most people will want to think of a home network as a means by which files and printers can be shared between computers. In this model, each PC has its own adapter and, depending on the adapter types, connects to the other computers through a hub or switch.

Should you become determined to find a solution for Internet connection sharing (ICS), there are a limited number of options available. The most affordable of these requires using Windows. It is possible to configure your computer for ICS where a single PC in the home manages the dialup connection to the Internet, then shares that connection with other PCs that are connected to it through a hub and/or switch.


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