On Thu, 03 Jul 2003 04:07:56 GMT, David Stirling
My home network consists of a PPPoE DSL "modem," connected directly>Now I'm wondering if there's an easier way I could have done this. If I
>just use a regular old hub, can I uplink to the cable modem and then
>connnect the Mac and the LaserWriter to the hub? Would the connection
>settings remain the same on the Mac as if it was connected directly to
>the DSL modem? I'm pretty sure the EtherPrint would act exactly the
>same because it uses AppleTalk.
>I realize by using the hub I don't get the benefits of firewall and of
>multiple computers connecting to the DSL modem. But I also don't have
>the hassle of router settings, which are going to mean a phone call
>every time something goes awry.
via Cat5 wire to a four-port hub, with two Winboxen and a Mac plugged
into that. Everybody sees everybody just fine, and everybody can see
the Internet as well.
The DSL modem *probably* has a little firewall built into it. Mine has
that and DHCP built in, so everything is copacetic and slick as all
getout. No problems at all except BellSouth DSL is kinda crappy. = )