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Re: [LUG] ASDL/Router
On Thursday 18 September 2003 14:30, Richard Brown wrote:
> I want to connect via ASDL and my ISP reckons I need to get either an
> ASDL Modem or router. I already have a 56k modem. If I go the router way
> do I use my 56k modem? Which is the best way to go? I have a network.
> Would a router be better.
I'm afraid you have to junk your 56k modem 'cause it's designed for PSTN,
which ADSL isn't.
Your options are either a) to get hold of an ADSL "modem" , hang it off of one
of the machines in your network, leave that machine on all the time (or at
least when you want to access the internet) and have it (the machine) route
packets, or b) acquire an ADSL router which will include a "modem" and will
handle the routing (and often firewall facilities) for all of the machines on
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