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Old 08-02-2002, 09:06 AM   #1
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Complete newbie at networking gets adventerous with broadband

Hello, me again. I am now very happy as we've just got broadband (hooray) via an NTL cable modem. Currently, Only one computer can use it at a time. I pick up IP settings etc via dchp and can browse the net while still being a server to my sister's machine. Is there any way for me to share this connection? I saw this page on the net : but I have no idea how to implement this. My sister's machine is Win98 SE with TCP/IP and NetBui, my machine is Mandrake 8.2
Any help would be great, thanks.
Old 08-02-2002, 11:09 AM   #2
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Either you have to obtain a hub and get an additional IP address from your ISP or get a Cable/DSL router that shares the connection. The router would be the easiest way to do this, save you money in buying additional IP address per month in long run.
Old 08-02-2002, 01:43 PM   #3
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I would go with Kid's suggestion for the Cable/DSL router. Router's are very cost effective nowadays. My 4 port Linksys router is feeding my win box, lin box, and two macs with the cable modem hooked up to the WAN port. Very nice!!

Also router's are, for the most part, very easy to configure and comes with a built-in firewall. You can use DHCP or you can go with STATIC IP. Plus DMZ hosting and port forwarding and etc, etc.

I got my router for $99 with a $20 mail in rebate and my buddies CompUSA cost discount so the router came out to be about $62. I haven't checked the cost now, but I'm fairly sure they're under $100.

Cheers with which ever you decide to go with.
Old 08-02-2002, 02:20 PM   #4
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Cool. I'll order a router then (seen a nice cheap one on ebuyer). Tahnks dude


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