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Can Windows 2000 machines share a cable modem Internet connection?

Can Win2k machines share a cable modem Internet connection, or does it only work for dial-up connections? Windows...

2000 can share any type of network connection, including dial-up and Ethernet (typically DSL and cable modems connect to a computer using Ethernet).

To review the process for enabling Internet Connection Sharing in Windows 2000:
1) From the Start menu, select Settings, anc click Network And Dial-Up Connections.
2) Right-click on the network connection you want to share and select Properties. It will probably be named Local Area Connection.
3) Select the Sharing tab, check the Enable Internet Connection Sharing Checkbox, and click OK. Answer any prompts.

This was first published in September 2001

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