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    DSL Sharing

    Hi. I have been a spastic lurker but intend to become a regular participant.
    This week I setup two peer networks to share DSL using Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL routers. The setup was almost too easy <img src=/S/bingo.gif border=0 alt=bingo width=15 height=22>. On our home system the new setup replaced ICS that came with Win98SE, which required a second NIC in the PC with the DSL connection. Now the router controls the Internet connection, sharing, and provides the firewall.

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    Re: DSL Sharing

    Who is your ISP?

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    Re: DSL Sharing

    We have been on Pac Bell DSL since they opened the service here about two years ago. The details are not clear to me as a mere customer, but a current transition will convert this service to SBC Global, and with the Prodigy-SBC merger it will be Prodigy-ized, probably by the end of this year. We are in Sausalito, CA.

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    Yep. I use a LinkSys 4-port switch/router and love it. Other than making sure you have a good version of the firmware (should be no problem with current retail models) it should work with ANY cable or DSL provider.

    The addition of MAC spoofing lets you use it with ISPs who try to detect routers and deny their use.

    There are other equivalent products on the market, but, I know this one works and is available at a very competitive price.

    One warning to anyone reading this thread. Don't even think of signing up for one of the home networking options from an ISP. They are overpriced and underfeatured.

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    Re: DSL Sharing

    what is the price range?

    Does it come with a feature for MAC spoofing? I'm trying to picture a menu here. What I know about routers can be engraved on the very small pinhead of the MS networking exam.

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    Re: DSL Sharing

    The last advertised price I saw for the <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?prid=20&grid=5>LinkSys BEFSR41 4 port cable/dsl router</A> was $169 Cdn. I saw it on special once for $159.

    MAC Spoofing and PPPoE support is built in, plus a host of other features.

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    Re: DSL Sharing

    I use the Linksys router and agree it is fantastic, BUT, I recently put up a linux web server with virtual hosting (more then 1 domain on an IP addy) and the router won't pass the name to the server, therefore, whatever domain you hit, sends you to the same directory.
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    Mike:

    Would it work if the Linux box was in a DMZ?

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