[thechat] networking fun and a stupid question

Shirley Kaiser, SKDesigns skaiser1 at skdesigns.com
Sun Mar 10 02:59:00 CST 2002

At 12:37 AM 3/10/2002, Andrew Forsberg <andrew at thepander.co.nz> typed:

> >Yup! Win types can fill in the how-to gaps. In New Zealand it's
> >cheaper to have an ADSL line + phone than to have two phone lines.
> >Even the traffic charges for ADSL tend to work out cheaper than the
> >charge-per-minute dial-up costs for most people. Some ADSL modems
> >even come with a built in hub or switch, so it's a win-win
> >situation.
> >I don't know what the charges are like in your area, but
> >since you've
> >wired the house this might be a good time to look into getting a
> >dedicated connection.

Andrew, yes, that's exactly what I'm planning to do, probably within the
next 1-2 months. I now have a couple of possible services available where I
am after one company jackhammered the street in front of my house to lay
the cable underground and drove me nuts for over 2 days recently while my
entire house vibrated. <chuckle>... (yeah, now I can laugh....)

So I'm also in the midst of checking with people around here to see what
their experience is, what's more reliable here, etc.

>Once you have the machines talking to each other this is what you
>A proxy server to allow any machine access to the net, via the one
>main machine, which has to be connected of course.
>This is a lot easier to set up than Windows internet sharing.

Ah, wonderful!! Thank you, Tony! Yes, I was looking at the Windows Internet
sharing but hadn't gotten that far yet.... and I'm glad I hadn't gotten
that far yet as the AnalogX Proxy server stuff sounds absolutely perfect.
I'll move forward with this then.

Thank you, thank you!

Ah, you're all wonderful. I really appreciate the feedback and advice so much.

As long as I've used a computer and had Internet access, I still don't take
for granted how fabulous it is to be able to send out a note and get
answers back like this from all the kind, helpful people out there. This
technology is really fantastic for helping to connect us all like this.

Thank you!


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