Home network routing setup

From: Richard Erlacher <edick_at_idcomm.com>
Date: Thu Apr 13 11:04:59 2000

You might want to look into simply upgrading to Win98's Second Edition. I
recall reading that it comes with a gateway program that would allow you to
skip the Wingate or whatever. Check it out for yourself, though, as I'm not
well informed about this detail. If you use Windows, that's an easy
solution. If not, I'd say it involves too much pain.

----- Original Message -----
From: Eros, Anthony <Anthony.Eros_at_compaq.com>
To: <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2000 9:38 PM
Subject: Home network routing setup

> Sorry for the partially off-topic question, but I'm stumped.
> I'd like to set up more of my systems in a home network environment, but I
> don't really properly understand routing and am looking for some help.
> My internet access is through a cable modem that acts as a DHCP server,
> allocating up to three IP addresses to specifically-named systems. For
> instance systems "foo1", "foo2" and "foo3" will get IP addresses from the
> modem, while "foo4", "foo5" and "foo6" will not.
> I thought about snagging a small PC with a couple of NICs and running
> ShareTheNet or WinGate, but I recently picked up a used Alpha running NT
> with a pair of NICs that I'd like to try out as a router. Right now, the
> Alpha has one of the magic system names (foo1), so one of the network
> adapters gets a DHCP-served IP address. I have the other adapter's IP
> address defined as, with the mask as and no
> gateway defined.
> I want to set the following systems up with static IP addresses:
> SGI Indy
> Symbolics Lisp Machine
> NeXT Cube
> Pentium II Laptop
> Pentium Desktop
> DEC Shark
> iOpener
> I'd like to set up these machines to use as their gateway.
> Seems to me that if I have the Alpha set up properly, I shouldn't need to
> any special route definitions on the other systems, right?
> So, any suggestions on how I should set up the two NICs on the Alpha under
> NT 4.0?
> -- Tony
Received on Thu Apr 13 2000 - 11:04:59 BST

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