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Hi All, I think my idea is crazy, but this is exactly what I want to achieve. I wish to use my HP Pavilon as a DNS server for my ...
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    Can NIC connect with internal modem?


    Hi All,
    I think my idea is crazy, but this is exactly what I want to achieve.

    I wish to use my HP Pavilon as a DNS server for my home network (for playing around). The NIC on this system is connected to a cable modem that in turn connects to my ISP. I do not wish to add a second NIC (actually I cannot add a second NIC). So, I would like to use the internal modem to connect to a DSL modem/router for my LAN. Please, see attached sketch.

    I have connected the DSL modem/router to the internal modem on the laptop, but there doesn't seem to be anything happening between them.

    First of all, I would like to know how to make the NIC and internal modem communicate. Thereafter, I would like to know how to make the internal modem and the DSL modem (LAN).

    Thanks.

    Jonathan
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    > cannot add a NIC

    why not? a pcmcia NIC is cheap enough--$5.00 on
    eBay if you shop around.

    laptop modem<-->DSL modem rj11 port physically OK,
    but no go: the laptop modem uses analog signals as
    do telephones, the DSL modem accepts digital
    signals sent by your ISP over the telephone
    network: the wires are the same, but electrically
    they are quite different.
    the sun is new every day (heraclitus)

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    Thanks. I will head to the shops to look for Cardbus - to - Ethernet adapter after which I will throw away the idea of using internal modem.

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