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    DSL Internet connection for >1 computer-

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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.

    If you have any URL suggestions as well as comments for this question, send them my way.

    Direct mail contact accepted at lmshatraw@uswest.net
    and ALL comments appreciated!

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    • #3897622

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      by nguyen0 ·

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      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.

    • #3897610

      DSL Internet connection for >1 computer-

      by tgoedde ·

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      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.

    • #3897605

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      by edlee ·

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      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 http://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!

    • #3900718

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      by sunny@home ·

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

    • #3900653

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      by moflic ·

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      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:
      http://www.winroute.com

    • #3900652

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      by moflic ·

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      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:
      http://www.winroute.com

    • #3900631

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      by whouston ·

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      If you plan to install WIN-98 on the second computer, you might as well install WIN-98SE. WIN98-SE has ICS (Internet ConnectionSharing)software as part of package. ICS only has to be installed on one computer, it must be on the host (where your DSL NIC is located). With ICS both computers will share the same connection at the same time. The ICS wizard is a snap to use, I have a cable modem and share it with my wife’s machine. The only thing was that I had to set a mail program, such as Hotmail for her to have her email account.

    • #3900630

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      by adam ·

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      I have DSL w/ Cisco 675 External as well, and the real question is: does your ISP use PPP or Bridging mode? I have had experience with DSL ISP’s using both, and if your ISP uses Bridging mode, all you will have to do is hook the router to a hub, anmd connect the PC’s you want to have access to the hub, set the PCs to DHCP and you are set… keep in mind that if you change the router from a direct connection to a PC to a connection on a hub, you will want to replace the crossover cable they send (the one going from the router to the PC) with a standard Cat5 ethernet cable. DSL using bridging mode assigns each PC connected a unique Internet IP. If your ISP uses PPP mode, then your router will have it’s own unique internet IP, and assign each PC connected a local only IP (prolly something like 10.0.0.1 etc) this can cause problems if you have several PC’s on the connection using the same apps, I know that when i was running PPP mode, my roomate and i had problems with ICQ and the like. If you are not sur

    • #3898573

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      by morgen ·

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      WOW. My head hurts after reading all these answers. Let me just say that the hub idea won’t work because the DHCP server is ONLY going to assign one address.

      The proxy idea will work.. sort of.

      The EASIEST way to do this is with a program called WINGATE. It acts like a proxy server through which all your other pcs can access the internet.

    • #3899039

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      by tysonmathews ·

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      That is the exact set up I have at home.
      From the wall it goes to your ROuter. The take the cable from your NIC and place it into a hub. See the Router translated everything for you and authenticated. Noe from there you will get 2 more RJ 45’s and conect your computers to the hub. Your done.
      Any Nic card will work too!

      Good Luck!

      Redmond, WA

    • #3777683

      DSL Internet connection for >1 computer-

      by tysonmathews ·

      In reply to DSL Internet connection for >1 computer-

      That is the exact set up I have at home.
      From the wall it goes to your ROuter. The take the cable from your NIC and place it into a hub. See the Router translated everything for you and authenticated. Noe from there you will get 2 more RJ 45’s andconect your computers to the hub. Your done.
      Any Nic card will work too!

      Good Luck!

      Redmond, WA

    • #3781381

      DSL Internet connection for >1 computer-

      by cable dude ·

      In reply to DSL Internet connection for >1 computer-

      the easiest way is to obtain —-

      Lynksys EtherFast
      Cable/DSL Router
      Part#: BEFSR41,BEFSR11
      (Share Your Broadband Connection
      Connect Your Network to Your High-Speed Cable or DSL Internet Pipeline with the Ultimate in Security and Control) it’s also a firewall!

      set it up with the IP your ISP provided, also set as per instruction to be an internal DHPC server. Connect uplink to the DSL Modem, the remaining ports (4) can be connected to hub(s) or individual work stations.

      Whe have configured ours in this manner and connect with +30 workstations (you have to add the gateway address to each w/s tcp/ip settings to obtain DHCP for each w/s and be able to connect)

    • #3739912

      DSL Internet connection for >1 computer-

      by lmshatraw ·

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