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asdl sharing

By ameliapumo ·
I have a ASDL broadband connection which connects to PC with USB. I want to use an old PC as a gateway/firewall (ie broadband connection to old PC then old PC to ethernet switch , and 5 other pcs connected to network.

I was under the impression that I needed two network cards to achieve this, (I assume that broadband connection goes to one and the other connects to the switch box)

a) Assuming that is correct, how can I do this with the USB connectiion

b) if not, what do I do?

I cannot buy any more equiptment at present, so please don't tell me to buy a ASDL router!!!!!

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by TheChas In reply to asdl sharing

With the USB modem, you only need 1 network card in your gateway PC.

You will need at least Windows 98, Me or 2000 on the gateway PC to have proper operation of the USB modem. (or Linux)

Then, install Internet Connection Sharing on the gateway.
Create the floppy for client setup, and setup your 5 PCs as clients for ICS.

I recommend that you have all computers hooked up and running when you setup ICS.


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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to asdl sharing

that old pc needs a connection to the adsl and one connection to your network. so it needs the adsl modem and one network card.

if you have win98se you can use that as the internet sharing , but since you specified firewall you will need something else.
the 602pro lan suite. (which is free)

This is a secure mail server with antivirus and antispam, and a built-in firewall and proxy for controlled Internet sharing. The standards-based SSL SMTP/POP3 e-mail server provides secure encrypted communication. Antispam is provided by DNSbl service and a blacklist. It includes a Web mail client with WAP support. An integrated fax server provides unified access to faxes and e-mail. Secure your network with the built-in packet filter, and use the HTTP and SOCKS proxy with cache for Internet sharing. Manage IP addresses with the included DHCP server. The integrated Web server provides access to the Web mail client, remote administration, and user home pages. SSL, ISAPI, CGI, and FastCGI support is available.
New enhancements in version 2003 are a firewall with logging, support for Windows Server 2003, built-in BitDefender Antivirus, and separate IP filters configurable for the proxy, SMTP, WWW, and remote administration services.

here 's one way to setup the internet connection setting (use is as a basic template)

here's another:


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by Mark In reply to asdl sharing

You simply use Internet Connection Sharing (ICS). Look for it in the online help and it will walk you thru it. Just connect your PC to the ethernet switch thru 1 network card. Setup the ADSL Adapter to share and it will fix you up.

Personally I would spend $50 for a router or find one on ebay for around $25. But you don't have to.

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