need help with peer to peer network

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by greg, Aug 26, 2004.

  1. greg

    greg Guest

    I am trying to help to set up a peer to peer network with a DSL
    connection using an external modem and a router connecting about four
    machines with windows 98. What would be the best way to go about doing
    that? Should I plug the external DSL modem to the router and go that route
    or should I put the modem into one machine as well as have that machine go
    into the router and go that route. I'm guessing I'll have to install a
    second NIC card into that one box if I go that route(one for the external
    DSL modem in and one for the cable going to the router). The problem that
    these people have encountered in the past while trying to hook it up is
    that it's wanting to assign the same ISP to all the machines and as a
    result locking everything up. Could this be that they haven't enabled DHCP
    for the router? I don't have much experience working with networking boxes
    with windows 98 or a DSL connection so any help would be appreciated.


    greg, Aug 26, 2004
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  2. greg

    old man Guest

    modem -> reuter -> pc's
    That way connection is independent of any pc.
    If its a half decent reuter it will have an autosetup facility/cd/web setup,
    though I havent used such on win98.
    old man, Aug 26, 2004
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  3. greg

    Duane Arnold Guest

    I have only used a BB setup using a router or FW appliance. But I would
    think that anything concerning the modem should be happening through the
    router and no computer should be connected to the modem. All computers
    should be connected to the LAN ports of the router and the WAN port
    should be connected to the modem. Yes, the router will be the DHCP server
    and all machine connected to it will obtain a DHCP IP from the router.
    The router is the gateway device for all machines connected to it and the
    router provides the ICS for the computers connected to it to share
    resources between machines and allows them to access the Internet as
    well. The router can control 255 computers by connecting standalone hubs
    or switches into the LAN ports and daisy chaining hubs and switches

    You can checkout other networking topics by going to the link above.

    The link provides the how-to for all flavors of the MS O/S(s) and making
    them network with each other in the LAN solution provided by the router
    being the gateway device.

    Duane :)
    Duane Arnold, Aug 26, 2004
  4. greg

    greg Guest

    Thank you for the suggestions and the link. Gives me a couple of things to
    try today


    greg, Aug 26, 2004
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