[PLUG] Re: Home Internet Connection Sharing HOWTO

Arun Tomar susedevel at gmail.com
Tue May 1 22:05:53 PDT 2007


On Tuesday 01 May 2007 00:34, Shantanoo Mahajan wrote:
> +++ Manas Ranade [PLUG] [27-04-07 01:27 +0530]:
> | Hey folks!
> |
> | Following some previous posts, I've concluded on a strategy for
> | setting up a home (net connection sharing) network. Thought I'd brush
> | past u guys once before I shell out the money.
> |
> | I have three machine:
> | M1 - running windows and no wireless support
> | M2 - running windows and with wireless support 802.11 abg
> | M3 - OpenSuse 10.2 with wireless support 802.11 b
> |
> | A broadband connection with Motorola SB5100 cable modem
> | I do not have a static IP
> | Protocol used is PPPOE
> |
> | Using this setup:
> |     |--- M1
> |
> |   INTERNET === Cable Model ---- Wireless Router -|--- M2
> |
> |     |--- M3
> |
> | 1. I have an ISP provided login program which I use to connect from
> | windows machines, from Suse I use rp-pppoe. Would I be able to get all
> | the 3 machine on the internet at the same time using this mode of
> | connection?

ofcourse you can connect all 3 machines to the internet simultaneously. this 
is how u do it. on one machine(eg M1) have 2 lan cards (L1 & L2) . from 1 
connect to the internet. from the other connect to a switch. then do a port 
forward on M1 so that data can flow from L1 to L2 & vice versa. 

connect M2 & M3 on the network. give the ip settings as per setup, but in the 
default gateway give the address of M1 & it will work.

> |
> | 2. Would any additional configuration be necessary on the three machines?
> |
> | 3. The wireless router in picture, could it be a:
> |        a. D-Link DI - 524 Wireless Access Point Router (approx Rs 2.7K)
> |        b. Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router WRT54G (approx Rs 3K)
> |   Any reviews?
>
> I would recommend linksys. WRT54G can dial to your ISP using PPPoE. It
> has also provides DHCP server.
> No idea regarding DI524.
linksys wireless router has a technical problem, after sometime it 
automatically disconnects the connection & then tries to reconnect it. i 
don't remember the exact model no. but one of my client has that hardware.
> shantanoo

arun.



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