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Linksys befsr41 router
montauk372 Mar-20-01 03:04 PM
I have two computers a desktop running Windows 98 and a laptop running Windows ME. I have the router hooked up to a cable modem and both computers have internet access without a problem. I need help in allowing the two computers to share printers and files. I have the router located in my basement (there is no computer in the basement)and would prefer to leave it there. I have on order a linksys EtherFast 10/100 5-port Auto-Sensing Hub model # EFAH05W. Am I able to create a network with the router I have or do I need a hub. Thanks for the help.

1. RE: Linksys befsr41 router
lbyard Mar-20-01 07:17 PM
In response to message 0
You don't need the hub. You are already networked. The Linksys is a combination Ethernet switch (http://duxcw.com/faq/network/hubsw.htm) and broadband router. I have used it. All you have to do is configure your PCs to share resources. Just follow http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/net2pc/software.htm. Larry

2. RE: Linksys befsr41 router
montauk372 Mar-23-01 06:08 PM
In response to message 1
Thanks for the help, my computers are now networked. An additional question is about network security. I have installed BlackIce Defender which appeared to work prior to my installation of the router, now there is no activity of blocking intruders. I tested the security from a web site leak test and said my network was accessable. Please help!

3. RE: Linksys befsr41 router
lbyard Mar-23-01 06:25 PM
In response to message 2
BlackIce is probably not blocking intruders because the router isnít allowing any. You shouldn't need a firewall with the router, which is a stand alone NAT. What is the address of the web site that has the test? I'll check my SMC Barricade router, which has passed other tests with perfect scores. Larry

4. RE: Linksys befsr41 router
montauk372 Mar-23-01 06:34 PM
In response to message 3
Here is the website of the leak test when I test it says I hane been intruded


5. RE: Linksys befsr41 router
lbyard Mar-23-01 07:28 PM
In response to message 4
My router failed also. It would not have failed if I had not allowed the site to install its software. It would not have run at all and it would not have failed the router--because the router allowed it to send stuff out. I say balderdash! Did BlackIce pass the test without the router connected? Try this one: http://grc.com/x/ne.dll?rh1bi2l2=q35ga3p5. I know, if you donít like the results of a test, run a different testÖ What more can I say? Larry

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