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Subject  :  How to behave like an ISP?
Author  :  vingfel vingfel@excite.com
Date  :  28 Jun, 2005 on 21:30
I have an ADSL interne. The idea is to allow my father to call a home's modem with his notebook's modem, a to be able to get internet this way. In fact, how to create a small ISP-like system.

My father use M$ WinME and will switch to Win2k probably soon.

Is this possible with eCS? I know that some Linux soft allow that, but I do not know anything on Nux, and I do not want to "promote" M$.


Subject  :  Re:How to behave like an ISP?
Author  :  davidfor
Date  :  29 Jun, 2005 on 02:37
The answer is yes, but, I can't say I actually know how. The problem is the dialling in. Once that is done, you simply need to turn ipgate on (in \MPTN\bin\SETUP.CMD or via the TCP/IP configuration).

I'm pretty sure that one of F/X Communications products will allow your father to dial in. Looking at the InJoy features list, shows "WAN Dial-in Support", which I think is what you need.

Before you do this, there are two things to consider:

- Will you ISP allow this? Chances are this will not be a valid use, and if they catch you, they can disconnect you.

- What are the costs of doing this? Here in Australia, we are charged for local calls. My father recently connected to ADSL as the costs of the dial-up account plus phone calls was about the same as a 256/64 ADSL connection with 15GB of downloads. And that wasn't the cheapest option.

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David


Subject  :  Re:How to behave like an ISP?
Author  :  vingfel vingfel@excite.com
Date  :  29 Jun, 2005 on 09:51
David, thank you for your help. I wonder if this option is included in the InJoy provided with eCS1.1. I'll have a look.

Here, in Switerland, we used a offer from the operator Sunrise. For 24CFH ( about 20US$) each month, we have the right to make 600 time-unlimited fix to fix national phone call.
My parents did this in their second home too
As faxes are not paid neither, I suppose that call from modem to modem are not paid too.

If (all this works)
Then : it would allow my father to acces internet free from his second home.
Else: it would be interresting to test


Subject  :  Re:How to behave like an ISP?
Author  :  dmacias dmacias@mail.udg.mx
Date  :  29 Jun, 2005 on 21:02
In past years I was using a modem in OS/2 to receive phone calls, and in this way to access my machine for FTP transfers, Telnet, Web services using Xitami, ...
It was my own personal ISP

Use "IBM Dial-Up for TCP/IP", "Add Entry" and apply PPP for "Internet conection type", AND check (enable) "Answer" for mode in "Modem Info" tab
Set serial port, serial speed and other values

Then "Dial" and your OS/2 machine is ready to receive phone calls and accept TCP/IP services requests, if you have proper servers enabled

Gracias,
David Macias


Subject  :  Re:How to behave like an ISP?
Author  :  vingfel vingfel@excite.com
Date  :  29 Jun, 2005 on 21:18
Dear David Macias,

How was the IP of your computer set? Does the "IBM Dial-Up" provide it to the computer who call in?

Thank you for your help.


Subject  :  Re:How to behave like an ISP?
Author  :  dmacias dmacias@mail.udg.mx
Date  :  30 Jun, 2005 on 22:42

vingfel (29 Jun, 2005 21:1:
How was the IP of your computer set? Does the "IBM Dial-Up" provide it to the computer who call in?

In those times ( 1999-2001 ) I did not use network cards, just modem. Now I have my own LAN and cable modem.
So I was using 192.168.0.1 for IP, and 192.168.0.2 for destination IP

Now I do not have modem for test "IBM Dial-Up" as ISP

Warning:
As I remember, response CAN DEPEND of modem. Some modem do not respond, other do not complete link, and other work fine
You need to play with "Initialization string ", specially string 2, until you get it working properly
Start with strings without changes, and if it do not work, then continue reducing string 2 values. Refer to your modem handbook

Gracias,
David Macias


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