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DSL and LAN Connections

DSL and LAN Connections

DSL and LAN Connections

I have a situation with a travel agency.
They are hookedup with United Airlines that has a direct connection to a phone line. This phone line is hooked to the hub and the hub to a router.  All the pc's are hooked to the hub as well. Everything worked fine but was slow.

In the meantime they installed DSL.  They have the DSL line
hooked to the hub and one (server) pc hooked to the dsl modem.  

Not all the applications are working now on the DSL pc and I question if they are even getting the faster speed on the dsl.  Not sure how the hub handles that.

Im beginning to wonder if I need two nic's? Any other advise out there?
The dsl pc is XP and all the other pc's are win98. Thanks!

RE: DSL and LAN Connections

If what they are attempting is internet connection sharing through the XP box as a server then you are probably talking 2 nics, one to talk to the DSL and one to talk to the hub.
But it depends on what the server is really supposed to do. There are alternative hookups that could be DSL to router to hub, and everything else is plugged to the hub.

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RE: DSL and LAN Connections

Actually what they are using the xp  for email server. They want the email to come to that and they have the client pc's outlook express configured to use the xp ip.  This is not working.
I think I can solve the email problem but Im not so sure this setup if very efficient.
They would like to use the dsl for all thier internet and email traffic and the dedicated line for their airline reservations so they need a way to go back and forth.

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