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Networking internet DSL in Windows 98

By julia.johnstone ·
I have a very small network running 98.(Server and three computers) I just got a DSL line into the server. Can I network it to where the other computers can get on internet also. How and what's needed (hardware/software)?

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Several ways to do this:

* Install MS Proxy on the server. Probably not the most economical way to do things.

* Install Windows 2000 on the server. Win2k has Network Address Translation (NAT) software built in that allows many computers to access the internet through one valid IP address (the one on your DSL modem).

* Purchase a small office gateway (D-Link makes several model) that also has NAT functionality built in. Some even have simple firewalls built in.

* Install Win98 SE on the "server" and enable Internet Connection Sharing

The premise behind NAT is that the inside machines usually run an illegal IP scheme (10.x.x.x for example) and use the inside address of the NAT device as their default gateway. When the NAT device recieves packets destined for the internet, it translates the internal host's IP address into its legal address, and then does the opposite when the data returns.

Hope that helps.

/Jared

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the easiest way is going to be to buy a linksys ethernet/dsl router for $100 and plug that into your network. It will do Dhcp and everything you need to get the other computers on the network.

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Check out

http://www.annoyances.org/win98/features/ics.html

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