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By jwpluto ·
I have dilemma with two clients. When setting up a home DSL and email sharewith another Pc in the house I can't get email to pass to the second user. Browser works, but not FTP or email. I've checked for ports turned off, can't see anthing causing this. The host works fine with everything.

I've tried two different gateway s/w pkg's with same results. Host PC is Win98SE and second PC is WinME. I'm using a Linksys broadband network bridge. The ISP (earthlink) has no share restrictions. SecondPC net config has Host PC IP as gateway. Already invested 25+ hours troubleshooting. Appreciate any help from someone who's done this.

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by eBob In reply to Sharing home DSL and emai ...

On these kinds of networks I prefer to use a 3rd system as the "hub". Any of the Asante, LinkSYS, etc. "DSL Routers" (which are switch/hubs with firewall capabilities) are great for this. Then the PCs are all truly peers on the network, and you don't need to ensure that the gateway PC is passing all of the necessary packets, etc.

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by McKayTech In reply to Sharing home DSL and emai ...

You didn't tell us what software packages you used so it's hard to give any advice on configuring them... You also didn't give a model number on your "Linksys broadband network bridge" so it's hard to know what it actually is.

Some of the connection sharing programs only masquerade http (port 80) connections by default and SMTP (port 25) and FTP (port 21 and others) have to be specifically enabled.

On the other hand, I'm not familiar with the "Linksys broadband network bridge" - if this is another term for a Linksys Cable/DSL router, then all of your PCs need to be set to its address for the gateway.

I've done a fair number of these systems so if you could re-post with more details, you'll get a better answer.
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by jwpluto In reply to Sharing home DSL and emai ...

Thanks for your response, PMWright. First, there's a DSL router from the ISP. Then, Linksys told me to get their HPESO3 Network Bridge "http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?prid=91&grid=3" The output from the router goes to the bridge, then the bridge to the nic.

I've tried StarTech's gateway software and also tried the software that comes with the Linksys HomeLink networking kit called Sygate. Q - If I'm using this gateway software, do I still enter proxy information in IE5? or do Ileave out the proxy settings and tell it to auto-detect?

I have looked for settings in the gateway s/w to enable the typical ports I need and they seem to be OK.

eBob, can't do that type of connectivity - the networking uses POTS phonelink kit. The remote PC has to plug to the host using rj-11's.

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by gpsteve In reply to Sharing home DSL and emai ...

http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/network/proxy.htm

This is a free proxy, I have used this on my network at work to share a link to the internet, and it allows ftp, and e-mail.

Try this, it's free.

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