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linksys cable/dsl router or standard network?
eleland Oct-29-00 04:51 AM
Hi,

I have three computers running windows 98 and just got a cable modem, and none of the machines are networked. What is the difference between using the linksys BEFSR41 - EtherFast 4-Port Cable/DSL Router rather than buying a switch and configuring 98 service release 2. The latter option is cheaper, but is there a benefit to the cable router option?

thanks,

Eric


1. RE: linksys cable/dsl router or standard network?
lbyard Oct-29-00 07:54 PM
In response to message 0
You bet 'cha. See http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Network/smc/smc7004br/smc7004br.htm, http://duxcw.com/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?az=read_count&om=328&forum=DCForumID2, and http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Network/sygate/sygate.htm. You must be referring to Windows 98 Second Edition with 98 service release 2. As far as know the Win 98 Windows 98 Customer Service Pac or System Update (http://microsoft.com/windows98/downloads/contents/WURecommended/systemupdate/Default.asp) does not include Internet sharing. Win 98 SE would be my last choice of the three and it plus a hub/switch exceeds the cost of a barricade. Larry

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