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Alternative Networking
jlskm74 Mar-18-02 10:06 PM
I would like to network two pc's to share my Cable Modem connection, one running win 2000 pro with a win ME machine. What is the best alternative way to do this. I have been learning about DCC with a cross over, but the router is tempting. Does anyone have any input on this?

1. RE: Alternative Networking
DJ Net2Infinity Mar-18-02 10:18 PM
In response to message 0
I prefer to use a router for a few reasons

1. It acts as a firewall and can be used as a DHCP server, and it already has the capacity to serve a few pcs.

2. Its extremely easy to configure and use, and unlike ICS and DCC it doesn't require a host computer to be turned on. After all why have 2 PCs on if you only need to use one?

3. Most routers allow various configuration settings to block alot of sites and time of day and the such alot better than Windoze.

4. If you get on with a built in print server it will be alot easier to share your printer than to have it hooked parallel to one machine.


Brian


2. RE: Alternative Networking
lbyard Mar-19-02 02:58 PM
In response to message 1
Also, DCC is slow. Larry

3. RE: Alternative Networking
donv Mar-21-02 07:09 PM
In response to message 2
Router is much more expensive tho!

4. RE: Alternative Networking
DJ Net2Infinity Mar-21-02 08:40 PM
In response to message 3
I bought a D-Link router after rebate was $59 brand new, and seeing that Time Warner gets me for 49.95 every month for my cable modem ... I feel its more than worth it to share my connection and not have every light in my house on.

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