Best way to share the Internet

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by gord, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. gord

    gord Guest

    A newbie question!. What are the relative advantages of sharing an ADSL
    internet line (between 2 PCs)using either of these two methods.
    1. Add a second Ethernet card to the PC currently wired to the ADSL modem
    and using W98's Internet sharing program, or,
    2. Buy a router (e.g DLink DI-604).

    With either method, is it possible to share PC resources also?
    Thanks,
    Gord.
     
    gord, Nov 14, 2003
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    Dan Boyd Guest

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    Using method number 1, the computer that has the modem attached would have to be running in order for the second computer to access the internet.
    The second method, using a DLink DI-604 router (I use this model myself), each computer has access to the internet independently of the other.
    As for sharing "resources", when two or more computers are "networked", they can share files and printers. HTH
     
    Dan Boyd, Nov 14, 2003
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  3. gord

    gord Guest

    OK Dan. Now my ISP (big name in Ottawa) will not get involved with any help
    on Internet sharing; that would open a big can of worms, they say.
    Therefore, I presume that if I use the router to service 2 PCs, I need to
    load the ISP software into the second PC.
    Also what is involved in installing the S/W for the DI-604?
    Gord

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    Using method number 1, the computer that has the modem attached would have
    to be running in order for the second computer to access the internet.
    The second method, using a DLink DI-604 router (I use this model myself),
    each computer has access to the internet independently of the other.
    As for sharing "resources", when two or more computers are "networked", they
    can share files and printers. HTH
     
    gord, Nov 14, 2003
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    Haggis Guest

    softweare for the router need only be installed on one system ...the other
    just needs to get it's IP from the routers DHCP service.
     
    Haggis, Nov 14, 2003
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    Dan Boyd Guest

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    Hi Gord,
    Do you already have these two computers networked? If not, here is a link to a site with tons of information.
    http://www.homenethelp.com/web/howto/index.asp
    If you do have the network up and running, installing the DI-604 router is very simple. The router comes with a Quick Installation Guide that will take you, step by step, through the entire proccess. It really is easier than it looks.
    There really isn't any software to instal, unless you need to install drivers for your NIC's.
    Hope this, along with the info from Haggis and David, answers your questions. If not, post back with more, and we'll try to answer.
     
    Dan Boyd, Nov 14, 2003
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