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By jmoody76 ·
I have a DSL internet connection and would like to set up a wireless home network. I know how to sare printers and hard drives but I would like some suggestions on how to sare the internet connection. I use Windows NT Workstation 4.0 and Windows 98. Also, any suggestions on which wirless equipment is good and what equipment I need would be great. Thanks.

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by maxwell edison In reply to Home Network

There are simply too many issues to consider than the space in this thread allows. Cut and paste these links for information and articles on that subject.

http://www.zdnet.com/pcmag/pctech/content/18/14/tu1814.001.html

http://www.raubacapeu.net/people/yves/2000/10/26-network

http://www.tcu-inc.com/mark/projects/NetHome.html

http://www.petedotcom.com/networking/networking_setup_a_network.html

http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBD/tip1500/rh1575.htm

http://css.ucr.edu/Prob_Solutions/Solutions/QA00017.htm

http://www.planetnet.org/personal/network/

(REMOVE SPACES from the pasted URLs.)

When you get into the process, if you run into a particular snag, leave additional questions about particular issues, and you'll get lots of replies from the many knowledgable experts who use this thread.

Best of luck,

Maxwell

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by TheChas In reply to Home Network

maxwell is correct, you need to do some research to determine what will work best for your instalation.

The first question is what style of DSL modem do you have?

If it is a stand-alone device that connects via a network cable, then you can make the modem a network node and share it directly over the network.

If it is an internal card, or a USB device, then you will need to select a computer to install it in, and enable ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) on that computer. You only enable ICS on the PC with the connection.

Based on other postings that I have read, you are apt to have to install the modem on your 98 machine.
Even then, you may be better off updating to Me or XP for ICS to work well.

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by eBob In reply to Home Network

Look into any of the various Broadband routers. Most of the suppliers now have an 802.11b version. So the router not only serves it's primary purpose, plus the usual firewall, NAT, LAN switch functions, but it also becomes an AP in a wireless network. Then just get some compatible NICs for your PCs and you're set.

Most of these APs/Routers also can be expanded with a 4- or 8-port switch for hard-wired gear. So if you have a PC that's close enough, you can deliver 100Mbps.

Bonus: Many of these APs/Routers also have options like print servers, backup dial-up analogue modem, etc. Shop around for the most relevant features and the best prices.

Try: Asante, Intel, D-Link, LinkSys, Cisco, SMC and so on.

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by isys In reply to Home Network

I used a Dlink DI-713P (4-port switch, built-in print server) and DWL-500 NIC for the remote unit. Connect the WAN port of your DSLAM to the WAN port on the router. The remote machine usually connects at around 900K through two walls. You might get interference from 2.4 GHz cordless phones. The remote print server is hooked to a switch so my color inkjet and laser printers are available with either computer turned off. Look at dlink.com.

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by Griz1975 In reply to Home Network

I use a Linksys Wireless Router/Firewall system at my home. It's OK, good for basic stuff only. Has 4 switch ports, a basic Firewall solution using NAT, and it has a easy Web Interface for configurations.

Here is a MFG. Part Number for a wireless setup.
Manuf. Part Number: BEFW11S4+WPC11

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