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By danielj ·
I AM A STUDENT AND HAVE HELP OUT MY LOCAL SCHOOL TO PUT IN PLACE A ROAMABOUT WIRELESS NETWORK,MY QUESTION ONE: HOW DO I SHARE THE INTERNET CONNECTION CLIENT TO THE LAN IN THE CLASSROOM.
QUESTION TWO:THE SCHOOL USES ALL 98SE SYSTEMS WHO DO I SECURE THE SYSTEM WITHIN THE SCHOOL,THIER IS NO SERVER IN THE LOCATION.

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by sjbement In reply to wireless network

A1: You will need a router to connect the Internet connection to an existing LAN. Depending on the bandwidth requirements this can be implemented with an inexpensive off-the-shelf router. e.g. Linksys or Netgear. They are pre configured to do NAT (Netowrk Address Translation). Should be plug and play if you already have a Ethernet/TCP/IP network running.
A2: Win9x and security don't really belong in the same sentence. That is why MS has NT/2K/XP. Depending on the level of security you want andwhat you think your threats are the NAT on the router should prevent anyone on the WAN side from viewing systems on the LAN side.

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by brandonhamm In reply to Recommendations

I've rolled out a couple of wireless network solutions in the last year or so, one very large (enterprise-scale), the other is in the office with the rest of the guys. I tip >> if you can, go with the Linksys or Netgear wireless routers. I prefer the linksys, it handles in the area of 60 clients efficiently and you can secure them by means of MAC address. As mentioned above, security and Win9anything/ME don't go together. A Cisco or Juniper system will get great signal strength for greater distance, better structure penetration...but you'd better know what're doing when securing you're new baby :-)

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