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By haldemar ·
I have a customer who would like to upgrade to a DSL line. However they would like to run it on two computers in different parts of the house. The two computers are 1:Compaq Presario running Win 98 and 2:iMAC. Is there a simple way to share the dsl connection for both computers? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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by jaybrdie In reply to DSL over multiple platfor ...

I'm not sure about the iMAC compatability but you can request a router with NAT built in from the DSL provider. I have found this to be the simplest and fastest solution for home networking needs (especially when sharing a network connection).

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by Sean Khan In reply to DSL over multiple platfor ...

Buy a router ($150). connect the DSL modem to the router and the router to the hub. This will also allow you to maintain two connections to the internet even if your provider will only allow one.

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by andreas.m.guenther In reply to DSL over multiple platfor ...

I have setup pretty much the same environment using a $200 router with a built-in 4port 10/100 hub that supports DHCP, NAT, nice www interface that allowed me to configure it in less then 5 minutes. Since then it has been running very reliable. E-mail if you want to know the manufacturer and modell.

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by SFO Farmer In reply to DSL over multiple platfor ...

The iMac supports TCP/IP with an ethernet interface. A combo router/hub/firewall/NAT/dhcp (Linksys has one for around $150) w/ a 4 port hub should work well. I don't know how well the DHCP would work, but you could do a static config after seeing the dhcp config on the windows machine.
If your not that familar with the MacOS there are quite a few free utilities on the net to troubleshoot tcp/ip on the mac (like lucky number, macping etc.) and apple has a pretty good knowledge base online. Sorta hard to troubleshoot and verify connectivity with no command propmpt. G'Luck! SFO

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by nhornick In reply to DSL over multiple platfor ...

Most home DSL providers give you an internal
modem or a USB model - these cannot be hooked up to a nat router because they don't have a tcp/ip address that you can gateway.
In order to use these types of "sharing"
routers the DSL modem must be ethernet and the dsl client would have 2 nics - one for
lan, one for modem. Try software -check out www.winroute.com. Very little overhead on client very nice features including nat.

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