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By lmshatraw ·
I use DSL to connect to the Internet. The CISCO 675 external modem and the internal 3COM 3C900B-TPO network card, drive the service. I use Win95a OS on this 200 MHz PC, currently with 10 GB, but soon to have 23 GB.

How does one connect another PCto this PC so it too has DSL access through the 95a PC? What cabling, peripheral cards would you suggest. BTW I have another 3COM card for the other PC already. I plan on installing WIN98 (not SE) on the second PC.

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by nguyen0 In reply to DSL Internet connection f ...

There is two ways you can do this.
1) You can install a hub. Run the dsl modem to your hub then to your computers with cat5.
Make sure when the dsl plug in the last port.
Ex. if hub 4-1, modem sure be a 4. 8-1 at 8.
2) You can also add a second NIC in the win95
and act like it was a router. You don't need a hub, but you have to set in your ip address. Run the modem to the first NIC and set that to recieve dynamic ip. The socond NIC on the same computer, enter a generic ip.(192.168.0.1) with no default gateway. On the win 98 NIC card, set an ip (192.168.0.2) and the default gateway for that is (192.168.0.1). Don't forget subnet mask for the two.

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by tgoedde In reply to DSL Internet connection f ...

You can use a hub just like the other person said. That will handle up to 6 users. If you wish to use more than 6 computers on dsl, you can make some adjustments to your cisco router. As far as adding a second nic in your system. It won't work. You need to have the NT operating system for it to recognize more than one NIC. So the hub is really your only logical answer.

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by edlee In reply to DSL Internet connection f ...

The main question, really, is how many IP addresses you're given. If you're using this at home, then most likely you have only one IP address given. In that case you'll need either a proxy server or a gateway. Winproxy is an excellent choice for a proxy server, but it's intended for a good size network. For less than 8 computers I recommend i.share from Artisoft. You can download the trial version at www.artisoft.com and the retail price, I believe, is only $99. Load the Server at the system with the DSL access and the clients at the others.

If you are running a business and performance is a big issue, you may want to think about obtaining a bigger IP address range from your ISP and of course, the extra hub.

Hope this helps. Good luck!

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by sunny@home In reply to DSL Internet connection f ...

Try the freeware proxy/mail/web-server "jana". You find it at http://www.jana-server.ocm.de

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by moflic In reply to DSL Internet connection f ...

1. proxy: 2 NICs on the 95a, the 98 with only one NIC connected to the second NIC of 95a.It limits you to only some internet services (HTTP, FTP, etc) depending on the proxy software. It has the advantage of caching
2. NAT: same config, more services -almost all (telnet, ping, quake, etc).
One program that does them both: WinRoute:
www.winroute.com

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