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Connecting your office computer to your home computer isn't as far-fetched a scenario as it sounds.
My office computer, running winxp pro, is on a dsl line. How do I set up my office computer and home computer (also running winxp pro)so I can connect to it directly using dial up modem on both ends and share its internet connection?
I'll start by assuming that it's OK with your company to use your office computer in this way.
The good news is that it's not quite as far-fetched a scenario as it sounds. I've never done it, but it seems like it should be possible.
I would point you at software packages such as pcAnywhere or LapLink. They handle the pc-to-pc connection, and I believe can set up to handle dialing in. Then, assuming it doesn't conflict with the package, I believe you should be able to use and perhaps even share that office DSL connection to the internet.
There are several other remote access packages that may do the job as well.
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