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Home Network Using DSL Service Need Opinion...
marcoe Jan-24-02 06:28 PM
I am getting the Verizon DSL service and want to create a home network, 4 PC's, so that all of my users can connect to the internet all at the same
time and share files. I looked into a 4 port router,Lynksys, that will allow the multilple connections but am wondering if I am going about it the right way. My idea is to connect the DSL modem to the router and then the 3 PC's,
along with a netgear hub, to allow the forth PC to connect, also to the router. Does this sound right? I was told that for the experience it would
be fun to create a domain on a seperate PC running Windos Server 2000. Any
suggestions? Also Would a switch be better than a HUB for my mini network?

1. RE: Home Network Using DSL Service Need Opinion...
lbyard Jan-24-02 07:28 PM
In response to message 0
The 4-port Linksys router has four Ethernet switch ports for the PC's plus a WAN port for the MODEM. Be sure you get a MODEM with an Ethernet interface. There are other 4-port routers (e.g., the latest model of http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Network/smc/smc7004br/smc7004br.htm) with additional features. And there are routers with more ports. For example, I am currently using the SMC Barricade SMC7008BR, which has seven PC ports and works great. I have tested the Linksys router and it is a good one. Many service providers will disconnect your service if you run a server accessible from the Internet. And most of them regularly scan their networks for violators. Yes, I have heard that a lot of people are doing it anyway. Larry

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