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08-15-2000, 06:19 PM
I know this is in the worng forum, but i need some help.
My buddies and i plan on getting dsl or a cable modem when we go off to school in september, but we only want to have to pay for one account and setup a network through the house so that everyone can be on the net at once...i have heard of different ways involving a router or a hub...but i dont know which will work...also someone said that i would need a specific type of ip to do this, like a static or non-static....all help is greatly appreciated...
08-15-2000, 06:54 PM
Easy. No dedicated router needed. Static or Dynamic IP Address wil work. You can use almost any OS on any computer with 2 network cards.
Linux - Masquerade
Novell 5 - NAT (Network Address Translation)
Win2000 Server - ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) or NAT
Win2000 Pro - ICS
Win98SE - ICS
And many others...
The basic help files for each OS will tell you how to do it in detail.
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[This message has been edited by bkrank (edited 08-15-2000).]
08-15-2000, 11:12 PM
heyward, the method bkrank suggested will work if you only need to network 2 computers, otherwise this daisy chain method gets very slow, and if one computer crashes, the rest down the line lose internet. this is why you should use a router. Most broadband access companies should give you extra ips for really cheap. Dont do an internet signup, cakk the company to sign up. Ask them how much it is for an extra ip, and what is provided. explain that you want to put x amount of computers on the connection and ask if you need to buy anything besides ethernet cards. Also find out if they will network the pcs for you. i think thats about it.
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08-18-2000, 12:17 PM
Chris, you can network multiple computers like this - you just have to plug a hub into the second NIC on the proxy server. Then use NAT & fire up DHCP. Just FYI.
08-18-2000, 02:44 PM
Okay jeff, i see what you're talking about, but the way i interpreted bkrank's method to be is the daisy chain approach where all comps need 2 nics except for the last one.
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08-18-2000, 04:49 PM
My 1 1/2Cents. I find NW5.x to be the best solution, it is faster than any Win X box (I tested Win 2000 & 98SE ICS) for routing (no it is not faster than Cisco, YES it is faster than Linux) and requires NO changes to the IP stake on the client PCs. I am writing this on a normal IP stack with an address of 10.0.0.10 and everything work justs fine. 1 Note, Novell actually does PAT (port address translation) not NAT. PAT is what you do to allow multiple clients to "share" one live address.
If any brave souls wanna try this let me know and I'll e-mail ya the configuration.
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08-21-2000, 12:11 AM
This is kinda off topic, kinda on topic, but I am trying to setup a network off of a cable modem, that uses dhcp. Now I have a linux box, with two ethernet cards all configured running Mandrake 7. I can see the local network but I can't get dhcp working. Any ideas?
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