Creating a network bridge using Windows XP to connect Dial-Up and DSL connections?

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static1994

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Hey all. I have a question concerning bridging network connections on a Windows XP desktop computer. There is a bit of a backstory, so bear with me. I have a desktop computer connected to a DSL modem through the Wi-Fi router. It's not really in a place where cabling is efficient, so I use the desktop to connect other computers to the internet through Windows' "bridge connection" option in the connection settings. While I am able to successfully bridge the Ethernet port to my Wi-Fi adapter, and out to the internet, I am trying to do something that I haven't found many resources on, and I am not sure how possible it is.

I have some older computers that require I connect them to a Dial-up phone line (and a few more modern ones that have the option along with ethernet that I am curious to test out) and I can't seem to figure out how to connect the older computer with the dial-up connection to the desktop's dial-up modem, bridge that to the wi-fi adapter, and provide it with internet access that way?

If this is possible in windows XP, I would love to do it. If you need any extra information, I am glad to provide it. Thanks in advance!
 

static1994

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Wow, that is pretty cool, I've never heard of a null modem before. I will read a bit more about it. Would any special software be needed for it? also, I don't have very many modems with serial ports, and those I do have are only hardware. I need to shop around a bit for some software. The reason I was hoping to use phone cables is that the desktop, laptops, and modems have a phone jack. I need to look up a bit more about network connections (past and present) to see if this is possible. I will look into null modems too, they seem pretty fascinating. Would it be possible to use a server edition of windows to allow connectivity between two computers through the bridge?
 
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