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Old 07-15-2011, 11:19 AM
 
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Suppose you have just one computer (with XP) and one DSL modem.
Then you add use User Accounts to add new users.

Will those new users be able to use the DSL modem right away, or do you have to set something? If so, what is it?

Thanks
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:54 AM
 
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They'll be able to use it just fine without any additional setup.
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:02 PM
 
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They'll be able to use it just fine without any additional setup.
Thanks, but I was worried about this page - scroll down to "To enable Internet Connection Sharing on a network connection" - would this not apply to me? Remember we just have one computer.

Windows XP - User Profiles
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:05 PM
 
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Related question:

My friend's XP computer had two profiles for years (we will call them useraaa and userbbb), and a DSL modem that worked on both.

We just replaced the DSL modem/router and configured it, while logged on as the first user (useraaa). It worked okay. Do you think the other account (userbbb) will still be able to use the newer modem?
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:11 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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You're going to be fine. The authentication information is stored inside the DSL modem. Internet Connection Sharing is for use with multiple computers, and very few people ever need to use it anyway since their router takes care of the sharing for them.
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:21 PM
 
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You're going to be fine. The authentication information is stored inside the DSL modem. Internet Connection Sharing is for use with multiple computers, and very few people ever need to use it anyway since their router takes care of the sharing for them.
Mensaguy, are you referring to my first example and second, or just the first?

Also, that article I posted suggests you have to allow sharing and it wouldn't be by default.
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:42 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Post #1 - Yes. If the connection works on Acct A, it should work exactly the same on Acct B. Post #3 - no, you do not need to enable Internet Connection Sharing. That is for multiple computers, not multiple accounts. Post #4 - Yes.
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:02 PM
 
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Post #1 - Yes. If the connection works on Acct A, it should work exactly the same on Acct B. Post #3 - no, you do not need to enable Internet Connection Sharing. That is for multiple computers, not multiple accounts. Post #4 - Yes.
I guess that article is simply wrong or outdated.

I get this impression that user accounts (on one computer) are independent of internet connections - it's for more superficial things like passwords and documents.
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:25 PM
 
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You're going to be fine. The authentication information is stored inside the DSL modem.
I was worried about this (re post #4) because the second profile (userbbb) was set up a long time ago with a different modem which may have had a different password.

Should I worry?
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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I was worried about this (re post #4) because the second profile (userbbb) was set up a long time ago with a different modem which may have had a different password.

Should I worry?
The internet connection (or more importantly network connection) is really more of a system wide thing, and shouldn't have anything to do with individual users.
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