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Re: pointer for home networking



> On 09/27/2005 08:06 pm, Mike McCarty wrote:
>> michael wrote:
>> > On Mon, 2005-09-26 at 18:12 -0500, Kent West wrote:
>> >>michael wrote:
>> >>
>> >>Er, then I'm confused about what you're trying to accomplish. Perhaps
>> >>you're trying to turn the computer that's plugged into the USB modem
>> >>into a router, sharing it's internet connection with the second
>> machine?
>> >
>> > yes, sounds about right.
>>
>> I bought a router for about $30 USD. How much is your time worth?
>>
>> Or is this a learning exercise?
>
> I agree that the OP could buy an older DSL router for about $30 and I
> think
> that would cost less over time than running an additional computer to
> provide
> IP Masquerading, which is what I think the OP wants to do (IP Masq).  The
> router probably uses less electrical power than an additional computer
> would
> use.

Ah, but the LAN wouldn't be up all the time, whereas the PC-as-router will
be anyhow.

But as I just said, I like to learn (and I've done the standalone router
method a while ago).

Maybe I'll change my mind when I've played with Masq.....

M



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