bypass internet possible..

Achawin Asavabhokin (achawin@eniac.seas.upenn.edu)
Wed, 24 Apr 1996 20:27:51 -0400


How do I connect with a friend by dialing direct to him, and
bypassing Internet using Windows 95?

1. Go to your Control Panel. Click on "Network" , if you see TCP/IP ( OR
TCP/IP->Dial-Up Adapter ) in the Network components list goto step 3.
2. To install TCP/IP, click on Add button. Double-Click on Protocol. Click
on Microsoft in the Manufacturers list.Double-Click on TCP/IP in the
Network Protocol List. Press OK on all the dialog boxes. The system will
prompt you for Win95 CD/Disks... Follow the prompts and install TCP/IP.
Restart you system. Go to step 1.
3. Double-Click on TCP/IP ( OR TCP/IP-> Dialup Adapter). You'll get to
TCP/IP properties.
4. Under IP Address tab click on Specify an IP address. Enter any number in
the format
aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd in the IP Address field(for example 123.123.123.123).
Enter 255.255.255.0 in the subnet Mask field. (Note- Subnet Mask might not
be necessary. Press OK and restart your system.
5. Repeat the same process on your friend's PC. Except in step 4. use a
different IP Address (for example 123.123.123.124)
6. Go to your Dialup Networking (under My Computer). Go to connections
menu and select Dialup Server. Enable accepting connections and press OK.
7. Ask your friend to create a dial up connectiod to your phone number.
8. Have the friend dial your phone and wait for successful connection and
both start CuSeeMe.
9. Make sure both get local Video
10. Either of you can go the the Conference Menu and connect to other using
that person's IP address.

NOTE- One precaution, if you decide to go on the internet after this and if
you rcv IP address from your ISP, you'll have to switch your IP address from
the one assigned by you to dynamically assigned and restart your system.

I found this on the FAQ page, also I have heard someone saying that this is not possible...
have anyone had any success?