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Re: [SLE] Question about 'net connection/sharing
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2006 20:26:41 -0500
  • Message-id: <43E15FD1.5010804@xxxxxxxxxx>
Bruce Marshall wrote:
> On Wednesday 01 February 2006 06:27, James Knott wrote:
>> It seems
>>>> to be working well enough for the two of them as it is, but I'm just
>>> curious if there's something that might be any better.
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>> In order to use a switch or hub, you'd need 3 IP addresses from the ISP.
>> If you get only one, you need a "router". Also, those routers provide
>> a firewall function that's essential, if any of the computers is running
>> Windows.
>
> If he already has two computers hooked to the connection and things are
> working well, then it would appear that whatever box he is currently using is
> also a router.... and doing NAT.
>

If that's the case, he likely already has a 4 port router and doesn't
need anymore hardware.

It would be nice if the OP posted more details, so we wouldn't have to
speculate so much.


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