A router can only connect direct to the internet on a broadband/cable connection. To share a dial-up connection, go to Control Panel --> Network Connections, and look for your dialup connection. Then right-click on it, go to "Properties", then click on the Advanced tab, and under Internet Connection Sharing click the box to "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's internet connection". Click OK. Now, network your two computers together, using the Windows wizard if you wish. As long as the XP machine is connected to the internet, you should be able to also connect using the other machine (I think).
However, dialup is rather slow for one PC - trying to use the internet simultaneously on two PCs through it will cause both to load the internet at a snail's pace.
Hope this helps,
computer model number: hp pavillion ze4610us
OS: Win XP Home Edition
Router: Linksys wireless-G 2.4 Ghz Model:WRT54G
I purchased Linksys router in order to network my desktop PC and my laptop to be on the internet at
the same time using my Dial up ISP.
I didn't realize that my router does not support the server for dial up connection.
Linksys Rep further told me that I still could network
both computers at a local level but i wouldn't be able to use the dial up connection as a gateway.
He told me that I could do it through Win XP networking software but he was not allowed to tell me how seeing he works for Linksys etc.
I need to know if there is anything I need to purchase in order to network both computers together
to run the same dial up connection?
Thanks for all your help in advance.