[thelist] DSL & Home Networking Q

matt newell matt at sweetillusions.org
Fri May 18 12:41:38 CDT 2001

the simplest way is to prolly get a "Linksys cable/dsl router"
[www.linksys.com] (there are 1 and 4 port models available -- get the 4 port
and you dont need a hub), that'll set you back about 160$ or so ..

plus the ethernet cabling and nic cards for all boxes concerned (around $50
maybe total?)

i've been using the linksys for home routing for over two years, and its
been perfect. i host www/ftp/mail/etc. with no problems. be aware, this
isn't a "professional" solution, but it still works damn fine.


        .. matt

        .. www.sweetillusions.org
        .. matt at sweetillusions.org

        .. in our madness evermore we rave - chaucer

----- Original Message -----
From: "Luther, Ron" <Ron.Luther at COMPAQ.com>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2001 10:36 AM
Subject: [thelist] DSL & Home Networking Q

: Hi Gang,
: It looks like I may have managed to convince my boss to foot the bill for
: home DSL service ... and lend me a Win2k box. The paperwork is being
: generated now. Hurray!
: ;-)
: I have an ornery dual boot system, (Win98 / Mandrake), at home already.
: Linux works great ... the Windows is a mess. (video driver and hard drive
: architecture problems) I need to tear it down and redo it --- now I'll
: a chance!]
: For those of you keeping score at home ... that's one DSL line and at
: 2 machines ...
: What am I gonna be needin' here folks?   A router?   NIC cards?   Cabling?
: Other junk?
: Any links for 'step-by-step' instructions to home DSL networking for the
: hardware-impaired?
: Thanks,
: RonL.
: (still doing his 'happy dance' over the news!)
: <tip type="Oracle select statements">
: Did you know that you can use 'case switching' logic in your select
: statements?  It was news to me... but I just debugged one this morning.
: [Yes - you can do this on the 'server-side language of your choice' side
: well ... and it might be easier to read that way ... but I'm thinking this
: might be more efficient... making the db do the work.]
: SELECT field1, field2, field3=CASE WHEN ISDATE(field7)=1 THEN
: CONVERT(DATETIME,field22,103) WHEN field30 in ('xxx','yyy') THEN
: CONVERT(DATETIME,field90,103) ELSE CONVERT(DATETIME,field92,103) END from
: table_a WHERE foo_field='bar' order by field2
: {Above is a modified excerpt from a much longer statement that actually
: work.}
: You can string 'and's and 'or's in there and all kind of fun stuff.
: Warning - since this technique can be used on a field by field basis your
: SQL strings can get really really long in a hurry... and become quite a
: to debug.
: </tip>
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