ur not having filesharing problems within your own network are you? if so, what OS's are you running?
Personally, I like my router firewall just fine. I have the Netgear RT314 and the SMC 7004AWBR. What I do is just log onto the router, and then map out those ports that you want opened. That kinda cured my issue with it. But I do still have problems transferring files to other people with routers/firewalls.
I did used to have two NICS in one computer.. connect one to my dsl line, the other to a hub to connect to the rest of the network.. that worked ok I suppose.. didn't need to create any patch cable.. that was relatively easy to set up, I just gave everything static addresses. But I never tried with a router. Problem with this is that your computer needs to ALWAYS be on in order to share the internet.
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- Running win98 & win2000 PCs. I havent tried to share files w/ other comps on the network yet as none of them have file/printer sharing set up.
- My main problem is w/ irc (sometimes it works properly, sometimes fserv wont work at all). Also fxping (ftp to ftp transfer) doesnt seem to work. Those are the 2 main things that are bothering me, but theres other progs i use occasionally that arent working properly
- Having my comp on all the time is no prob at all...its on 99% of the time as it is. Plus whenever i need to shut it down for an extended period of time, i can always just plug the cable modem back into the router. No one else really uses file-sharing progs, so I'm really the only one that needs to find a way around this