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I just got two 7200/90 machines OS 8.1 16MB Ram 500MB hdd I want to have my G3/266 and my 7500/300 and one of the 7200s (for my daughter) networked together so we can share a high speed internet access. The high speed would be with my cable T.V. company- Should I use my main machine (7500/300) as the "server" or could I use the other 7200? I was thinking of using WebGate. Is the 7200 enough power for hosting an internet connection? I was thinking that would free up all the other computers- Whatcha' think? ....Thanks.......DaveC...........

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    Default G3 or 7200 for DSL host?

    I just got two 7200/90 machines
    OS 8.1 16MB Ram 500MB hdd

    I want to have my G3/266 and my 7500/300 and one of the 7200s (for my
    daughter) networked together so we can share a high speed internet
    access. The high speed would be with my cable T.V. company-
    Should I use my main machine (7500/300) as the "server" or could I use
    the other 7200? I was thinking of using WebGate.
    Is the 7200 enough power for hosting an internet connection? I was
    thinking that would free up all the other computers-
    Whatcha' think? ....Thanks.......DaveC........
    Dave Guest

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    Default Re: G3 or 7200 for DSL host?

    In article
    <dca.giganews.com>,
    Dave <com> wrote:
     

    Why do you want to make any machine the host?

    I got a small, 5-port Ethernet switch that connects my computers to a
    broadband router. Some routers even have a built-in switch in which case
    you wouldn't need anything else.

    Have you checked your's?

    Cheers Martin

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    In article
    <dca.giganews.com>,
    Dave <com> wrote:
     

    I ran a Quadra 650 (33MHz 68040, 68MB) running 8.1 as a gateway for a
    week before I got a hardware router. It was able to sustain 180K/sec
    throughput (~1.5Mbit). This was with my cable modem running into a
    nubus ethernet card and my network running off of the built-in AAUI
    connector. I think the software I had borrowed from a friend was
    IPNetRouter (hard to remember, it's been almost 3 years ago and the
    software is long gone) and it worked. The router was faster (250K/sec,
    later ~350K/sec after RoadRunner upgraded everyone) and more reliable.
    And considering how cheap they can be had, should be a consideration.

    The hard drive size won't matter as long as you have enough space to
    install the program, but more memory should be considered.

    Greg B.

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    Default Re: G3 or 7200 for DSL host?

    In article
    <dca.giganews.com>,
    Dave <com> wrote:
     

    Get a Cable/DSL Router. Search http://dealmac.com to find a reasonably
    priced unit. These days, a Cable/DSL router without wifi is rather
    cheap.

    You will save yourself a lot of aggravation if you get one.

    Bob Harris
    Bob Guest

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    In article <simnet.is>,
    Martin Sammtleben <is> wrote:
     
    >
    > Why do you want to make any machine the host?
    >
    > I got a small, 5-port Ethernet switch that connects my computers to a
    > broadband router. Some routers even have a built-in switch in which case
    > you wouldn't need anything else.
    >
    > Have you checked your's?
    >[/ref]
    Hmm, I allready have a Zonet 8 port 10/100Mbps Ethernet switch (hub).
    So all I need is to connect that to a router?
    If so my daughter can hook up with her Pc. She likes the Pc better than
    mac. Only cause ICQ, Instant Messenger and those, are more current for
    the pc than the mac running OS9.1
    Hey thanks! ..DaveC..
    Dave Guest

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    Default Re: G3 or 7200 for DSL host?

    In article
    <dca.giganews.com>,
    Dave <com> wrote:
     

    Yes, it sound's like you've already got everything that's needed. I
    would definitely give the switch a try - it won't mind whether you plug
    in a PC or a Mac ;-)

    However you might need to use a cross-over Ethernet cable to connect the
    switch to the router - I had to anyway.

    Cheers Martin

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