Re: Sharing DSL Connection

From: Conny (
Date: 01/01/05

Date: Sat, 01 Jan 2005 01:33:06 GMT

"Jeffrey O'Neal" <> skrev i meddelandet
> "Conny" <> wrote in message
> news:lwbBd.12659$
>> "Jeffrey O'Neal" <> skrev i meddelandet
>> news:%O2Bd.4026$
>> > Hi All,
>> >
>> > How exactly would I go about sharing a DSL connection with two
> computers?
>> > One is a PC running Windows NT Workstation 4.0, and the other a system
>> > running FreeBSD 5.2.1 (Unix). What kind of equipment will I need? What
>> > will
>> > I need to configure? Any response to this will be *greatly*
>> > appreciated.
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > Jeff
>> >
>> >
>> The easy way is to buy a 4 port router.
>> And connect them like this:
>> Internet-Modem-RouterDHCP - Computer 1
>> \ Computer 2
> Ok, I'm pretty much a newbie when it comes to home networking, so... If my
> DSL service provider provides me with an NIC for the Windows PC, will I
> need
> one for the Unix box? And can anyone assist me on how to enable DHCP in
> FreeBSD?
> Thanks

If you just get the NIC's working it does not matter if you have dynamic or
static IP's on your machines, but its more easy to get it all up and running
to set them to dynamic IP.

If you set the nic's to static IP be shure to point the gateway to the
routers IP.

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