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Re: Connecting 2 computers to the internet



On Fri, 2005-06-24 at 06:21, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> Ety finally convinced me to connect her WInXP box to the internet. I
> don't see the need of a router, so I will just diasy chain the two
> computers and the modem.
> 
> What is preferable: Connecting the FC4 box to the router and serving
> the WinXP box, or vice-versa? I intend for the main work box to be the
> FC4 box, so I don't want to slow it down. Will I slow the machine down
> considerably if I act as a router to the WinXP box? On the other hand,
> will my internet connection be slowed down if I connect the FC4 box to
> the modem via the WinXP box?
> 
> The FC4 box is a Duron 1200mHz with 512 ram, and the WinXP box is a P4
> with 256 ram. The computers are on a KVM, so work will be performed on
> them one at a time, but Windows Media Player 10 is _always_ running on
> the WinXP box.
> 
> Thanks for sharing your experiences with me.

The hardware router/firewalls are very cheap and easy to setup.  You
should be able to find a linksys, netgear, or dlink router for $50.00 or
less.

If you don't want to go that route then the best setup would be to use
the linux box as the firewall/router.  As to performance impact it all
depends on how much data is being pushed through the Internet
connection.


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