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Sharring adsl from a usb modem with software
technut Oct-05-00 06:39 PM
I have gone through the ringger with this one and
am currious if any of you have been able to produce stable internet connection sharring using a software type routing software with a usb modem.
I attempted this with many configurations under win98se. Sygate went crazy trying to install mac adapters,winproxy just locked the computer up or restarted as soon as you tried to connect. My service is through bellsouth who refuses to support networks and uses a pppoe client that incorporates itself into dial up networking and not as a network device so advanced protocoll options are not available.
I myself ended up getting wingate to work but only untill the dynamic ip from the isp (who also refuses to assign a static ip) changed. When this happened I had to reset my ip permissions alover agian and on a 12hr ip lease this is a pain!
So now I use the linksys router and a non usb dsl modem I have no problems. But I have other friends gettingadsl from the same company who do not have the $$$ to go buy a router. Has anybody gotten anything to work? using software and a usb modem? I have been told to try raspppoe has anybody tried this?? did it work??

1. RE: Sharring adsl from a usb modem with software
lbyard Oct-05-00 07:16 PM
In response to message 0
What USB MODEM? Larry

2. RE: Sharring adsl from a usb modem with software
technut Oct-05-00 08:14 PM
In response to message 1
speedstream 4060

3. RE: Sharring adsl from a usb modem with software
lbyard Oct-05-00 08:22 PM
In response to message 2
That's what I thought... See http://biz.dslreports.com/dsldata/ubb/Forum5/HTML/001138.html. Larry

4. RE: Sharring adsl from a usb modem with software
technut Oct-05-00 10:14 PM
In response to message 3
thanx man I'll try that when I get home
since I still have the usb modem but still I am currious to see if it works with the dynamic ipor will I have to remove/install ics everytime I will let you know. luckilly I still have a usb modem

5. RE: Sharring adsl from a usb modem with software
jalanmac Nov-23-00 07:39 PM
In response to message 4
Thanks for link to an excellent support thread. I am in the same position (Bellsouth ADSL and an Alcatel 4060 USB DSL Modem). I researched DSL Routers and went with the SMC Barricade without researching my ability to use it with the USB modem. Today I went to install everything and ran into the fact that I have no way to insert the Barricade between my DSL modem and the PC.

I am running Zone Labs Zone Alarm as a personal firewall but was definitely interested in the hard firewall capabilities of the Barricade along with the hub so I could network my work laptop.

As I understand it, my options are:

1 - Get a new DSL modem which connects via ethernet rather than USB - would Bellsouth support this request typically?

2 - Use the Barricade as a hub only and continue to use Zone Alarm.

Any other suggestions or advice?

Thanks in advance,

Alan


6. RE: Sharring adsl from a usb modem with software
lbyard Nov-23-00 08:09 PM
In response to message 5
1. Call them and see. And let us know, OK? Larry

7. RE: Sharring adsl from a usb modem with software
technut Dec-08-00 04:42 PM
In response to message 5
LAST EDITED ON Dec-08-00 AT 06:57 PM (GMT)

Yes there are other options that won't cost so much one sugjestion you may try is using a cheap used pc a (p133 with 32 meg atleast) with usb and a nic. I have had limited success running this config with winproxy, sygate, and wingate. I have yet to attempt doing this with nt server but with windows 2000 professional the internet connection sharring took care of distrobution of internet access and zone alarm should continue to function with this config.
To sum this up what I am saying is you could turn an old pc and a hub into your "firewall/router/proxyserver"


8. RE: Sharring adsl from a usb modem with software
jalanmac Dec-09-00 02:39 PM
In response to message 7
Thanks for the further input - that would be a decent option if I didn't live in a condo - 1250 square feet means if I tried to set up another PC my wife would crucify me.

I called Bellsouth and couldn't even get someone to tell me if they have an ethernet option. So,
I have decided to switch to Telocity and brave the thought of up to 30 days on dial-up in between cancellation and startup. But, I get ethernet in from their modem and even better, a fixed IP address so that I can set up my own FTP site now that netdrive.com is shutting down.


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