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mig125
02-25-00, 09:15 AM
OK here is what I want to do (and don't laugh 'cause networking is all new to me http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/smile.gif )
ANd so please, please give me as much of your advice and opinion as possible!
Thanks in advance!

I want to set up a dedicated "surfer" computer from the old parts I have: Cyrix 200, 64 meg RAM, ATI video card, and 6 gig HDD, and the internal ADSL modem I got from Bell Atl.
This machine would have nothing but Win98.
Then I would want to get a networking kit (such as Linksys EtherFast 10/100 network in a box...????? advice please http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/wink.gif
And hook up my surfing box to my main computer.
Now...for the questions:
With that set up would I be able to surff the internet from my main computer?
Could I istall Linux on the surfer box and still have it work with my main system (Win98/2000 dual boot)?
Maybe I should invest more money and buy Cable/DSL router (BEFSR41)? though I really don't need internet on every machine on my house...
I just can't stand how this internal modem slows down my system and security is another issue( while surfing I would have my main computer off...while transfering downloaded files from the surfer to the main compu. I would disconect the DSL)
What'd you experts think?

selczek
02-27-00, 12:13 AM
<<<<With that set up would I be able to surff the internet from my main computer? >>>>

Yes it will work if setup correctly. I know you need 3rd party software to assign your second computer an IP. win98 SE comes with Internet sharing, you may want to try that our first.

<<<<Could I istall Linux on the surfer box and still have it work with my main system (Win98/2000 dual boot)?>>>>

That cannot be done as there are no pppoe drivers written for linux that will work with the version of DSL you have from BA.

mig125
02-28-00, 08:36 AM
thanks a lot selczek.
You've been really a great help
I own you one.
PS: I am sure I will get in more trouble (ie: more questions to ask, once I get the service up and running..just two more days!!)