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By mrkrach ·
In a network environment of around 60 pc'ss
(LAN T1 ), only a handful of pc's are allowed internet access. Is it possible to have some pc that doesn't use TCP/IP stack, connected to the internet using BIOS or by
any other means? If yes, please inform in detail. (connection through a proxy server is ruled out, because that demands the IP address to be specified which in turn calls for putting the TCP/IP stack)

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by cdobbin In reply to any alternate of internet ...

To the best of my knowledge there is no way to connect a PC to the internet without using TCP/IP.
I am not sure how web enabled devices such as cell phones, and web enabled appliances actually connect to the web. But I think that is something totally different from a PC.

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by jimjennings In reply to any alternate of internet ...

How are the machines with internet access configured differently than the ones not allowed? Typically internet access is provided on a user level, not a machine level. If any machine on a network can access the internet, than software can be installed on any other machine to access the internet also. They would probably be using TCP/IP, but you may have a crafty person that has set one of the machines that accesses the internet to share its internet access and can hide his surfing habbits by using the address of a machine that you are not looking for.

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by Kevin M. Hirahara In reply to any alternate of internet ...

Hello,

The TCP/IP stack is a requirement in order for a device (PC, Server, Router, Switch, etc) to talk to any public device on the Internet.

Even if non-IP based protocols are used in the communication, the non-IP datagram STILL has to be tunneled through an IP packet as it traverses from one Internet router to another. This means that If a device is expected to function on/with the Internet, the TCP/IP stack has to be loaded onto the device (whether that device is a PC, webserver, router, etc).

I hope this information helps. If you have any detailed questions as to the workings of TCP/IP (v4 or v6), please feel free to e-mail directly.

Regards,

Kevin.

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by Kevin M. Hirahara In reply to any alternate of internet ...

Oh,

As to Wireless Application Protocols (for WAP devices), the trasmission and interaction with the Internet for the particular device is actually performed via the Content Encoders/Decoders which are the processes that execute inside a "WAP Protocol Gateway". There are also "Wireless Telephony Application Servers" (WTAs) and "WAP Proxy Servers" that exist in the WAP arena that facilitate Internet connetions.

These are what actually connects the WAP device in order to receive information generated from the Internet. These also perform the translations; thereby not requiring the actual TCP/IP stack to be loaded on the WAP device (such as a cell phone, pager, palm pilot, etc).

...just wanted to clarify my previous answer a littlefurther.

I hope this information helps.

Regards,

Kevin.

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