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How to Configure mome network?

By Boats ·
I have a win 98 PC conected via serial port to a 3com Impact IQ ISDN modem. Pac bell is my ISP. My company gave me a NT Workstation to connect to the company to do work from home. I have to use a "secureID" randomly generated number to log into compuserve for access to the company network. I think my options are:
1) put a nic card in my win98 and run a patch cable between the two machines.Access internet via dial up through win 98 machine.

2) Buy another PC and set up as a Linux firewall/server, connect server to ISDN modem and two pc's via small 10/100 hub.

Is there a way to configure this so my wife can surf the net through the win 98/Pacbell ISP and at the same time I can do company work via SecureID compuserve dial up?

I am also considering a DSL "always on" service.

Any suggestions?

McByte

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by skalooky In reply to How to Configure mome net ...

I would suggest setting up your NT Workstation as a proxy server. You can run a shareware proxy quickly and easily. Check out this link for a starting point http://www.davecentral.com/9397.html. Get a small 4-port 10/100 hub and connect all the systemsto it via patch cables. Connect the ISDN modem to the NT box.

**Note You can only use patch cables connecting systems to the hub if you are within 10 feet of the hub. Any further than that and you will need a punchdown block (commonly referred to asa cross-connect block). This requires network tools and some basic cabling knowledge.

The proxy will allow all systems to get onto the net at the maximum connection speed. Use an internal modem on the NT Workstation to connect to your work as you would normally.

Get DSL if it is available in your area. Much better than ISDN and even cable modems in the long run. You can still use the same proxy setup as well.

If you need any more info concerning cabling or specs, contact me at blackwidow@minds

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by aquarian In reply to How to Configure mome net ...

The most expediant solution is to get a NIC for the Win98 machine and a cross over cable. Length restriction is around 100 meters, and these cables are available in various sizes premade from most computer stores. This can be done for under $50The software I would suggest is WinRoute Lite. You can use it on Win98 or NT. It functions as a NAT instead of a proxy. For the network novice, this is much simpler to use due to the lack of configuration needed (install, point at modem, and go). Added bonus is the fact that Winroute will act as a DHCP server, meaning all you have to do to the machine you want to connect to it is install TCP/IP and tell it to automatically obtain an IP :) Keep in mind, all machines but the Winroute machineneed to configure their software for LAN access, not dialup :) I think the lite version of the software (5 licenses) is currently running around $50, and is available across the web. Good Luck!

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by emailee In reply to How to Configure mome net ...

For info on sharing telephone, cable, DSL modems among PCs on a LAN see http://www.gw.total-web.net/~emailee/intro.html

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