How To: Share Interent betweeen 2 PCs

Jun 2, 2009

To share an internet connection between multiple computers, a proxy software is required. Several solutions such as FreeProxy and AnalogX are available online. Download and Install FreeProxy from www.handcraftedsoftware.org It is simple and easy to use and also functions as a caching server and website filter/blocker.

To share a connection using FreeProxy follow these steps:


1. Click on Define > Define ports. Here you can define ports for HTTP, Socks etc (usually 8080, 1080 etc, Click on Done.
2. Now Enter this in the browsers setting on the PCs connected to the network. Click on Start/Stop to activate proxy server.

To Activate Caching:

1. Click on Define > Define Chache.
2. Tick the Activate the cache check box.
3. Select the control and data path.
4. Enter the size limit of cache depending on usage. 300MB should be fine.
5. Set the expiry to around 7 days. Click on done.

Happy sharing.

Image source: http://electronrun.com
Article source: Digit Magazine Page 87 FEB '09

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