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By zepolie ·
Could someone please explain to me how a DSL works, do I need a dedicated server for it, how do you resolve the 'internal' and 'external' IP addresses? Can a single DSL line from one server on a WAN be routed across the WAN or does each location onthe WAN need it's own DSL connection? I would like to set up internet access and also publish a web page using this technology.

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by McKayTech In reply to DSL connections

I've found it's most useful to view DSL as an "always-on" dialup connection. Like dial-up, your end has a modem and a telephone company provides the wire to your ISP.

If you want to use private addresses on your side of the DSL and a public IP on the other side, you have to use a DSL router that does NAT (network address translation). Fortunately, there are hardware devices that do that and provide a firewall as well for less than $200. DNS can be hosted by your ISP for the outside and by you for the inside, if you wish.

A single DSL can be shared across a LAN (using the router mentioned above), but it wouldn't make sense, generally, to do so across a WAN.

If your DSL provider allows Web hosting under the terms of use agreement,you set up your router to transfer http traffic to your internal server.

regards!

paul

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by zepolie In reply to DSL connections

Thank you for your explanation. Could you please expand on your answer and tell me how the other workstations on my side of the WAN would get out through the DSL line if their NICS are configured for our PDC at another site across the WAN? How do you point them to the DSL line so they can surf the net? This is where I get confused, I'm not sure how they get out there.

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by calves In reply to DSL connections

I would like to add my bit on that.
As a permanent connection to the Internet, DSL is the most inexpensive way to connect a LAN. Furthermore, there are different speeds of DSL. My recomendation is that for less then 500 employees with a Web hosting, a 1.44 Mbps connection will be perfect. Cost around 1,000/month.
Make sure you get at least 1 permanent IP address (ideal 5).
You will need a good firewall, particularly if your Web will involve Database access.
If you would like to connect multiple sites using DSL, each site will need its own DSL, and you;ll need to route both segments (get the insides of RRAS - Routing and Remote Access Server - from Microsoft. It's free and works well. Go to www.softsolutionsconsult.com - Network)
to get a pricing and service availability go to
http://www.rhythms.com/index.html
and
http://www.2wire.com/dsllookup/finddsl.asp
Good Luck!

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by zepolie In reply to DSL connections
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by tjswann In reply to DSL connections

My advice is determine what you static IP address is and then purchase the item at this url: http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?prid=20&grid=5

This item solved all the issues you mentioned...,

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