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Router without any Router Hardware??

#1
Im just curious to see if i could have a router on this computer without getting anymore hardware so that i can have NAT? Or is there any other way inwhich i could have NAT? Im running a 512k Broadband line over 4 computers and im sick of not being able to start FTP's or send files on MSN or start Voice Convosations on MSN or Roger Wilco... Can anyone help me please?
Thank you for your time :cool:

Sincerly Alex
 
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#2
the Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) built into Windows 98SE, ME, 2K and XP will give you NAT.

You can then map the ports through to other computers on the LAN for ftp, msn etc :)

A router is a better solution in my experience though... just costs a bit more :/
 
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Duke Zootin

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#11
If you got any old PC's laying around, even an old 386 or 486, check this out:
http://www.bbiagent.net/en/index.html

Quick, easy and free way to turn any old PC into a router. You don't even need to have a HDD in it, just a floppy, some RAM and the nic cards.



Still, hardware routers are well under $100 US these days, and very simple to setup. It is the best way to go.


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#13
aye, ICS runs perfect... I recently changed to a linksys cable modem router with 4 port switch recently though, and connections are all quicker than with ICS. I would recommend a router first, but if funds are a problem, ICS can do a good job in its place :)
 

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