Originally posted by liteonmania
[B]I have a desktop computer with ext. modem and a laptop with internal modem. Both are running on WinXP.
Is it possible to do a direct modem connection between the two computers ? The laptop has a built-in ethernet but my desktop doesn't have a NIC.
What are the steps to connect both the computers using modems ? [/B]
the only way to accomplish this without the aid of the phone company is when you have an in-house central operating system where all the phones can call each other (say you can dial your kitchen phone if you press 5 or something).
the other way to accomplish this is using two phonelines and let the phone company charge you a lot of peseta's (or dollars) everytime you dial your other computer
there are zillions of alternatives :
parrallell linking ,using a laplink cable
serial linking , using a cross over serial cable
nic 2 nic , using a crossover utp cable
nic 2 hub/switch 2 nic , using two utp cables
use rewritable cd's
etc , etc