If you don't want to re-configure the router, you may want to use ICS which
can be DHCP server to assign dynamic IP to the router. This how to may help,
Vista How toHow to: Enabling ICS on Vista · How to: find out which edition
of Vista running · How to find out if you are running the 32-bit or 64-bit
edition of the ...
Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
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"luddet" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> My network now:
> Several computers connected to a D-link router. This router is connected
> an ISP.
> My router get the IP address dymamically.
> My problem:
> A couple of times every year the ISP is down for repair due to damages
> thunder strikes or similar accidents.
> My question:
> When the ISP is down I want to use a dial-up internet connection in one of
> my laptops. I want to connect the laptop LAN connector to the router WAN
> How do I configure this laptop to function as an ISP. So my router doesnt
> any difference...