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Re: Running Wireless and Wired eth connections at the same time



sam wrote:
so john...

in your case.. when the user uses google to find an answer.. what happens
when the user gets conflicting information from different sites.

Then a sensible user might post to the question, outline what she's done, the conflicting information found, the results of trying out one or more of the pieces of advice.

Then, seeing that the user has made a decent effort, more (and more capable) people will respond, and not rehash the same ground.


you see, you never ask if the user has used google, or where they got their
information, you simply assume that the user is asking without doing any
initial research.

The onus is on the user. If you want good advice, make sure that you can filter out the nonsense, and there is quite a deal of that on any list, as people begin to help.

heck, i spout a bit myself sometimes, most recently not realising that while this fails:
  /bin/echo /*/*/*/*
this does not:
  echo /*/*/*/*

A lot of people here will try to answer your problem when they should be asking for more information.


in the case of this situation, the solution proposed is as i stated, freely
used/provided on a number of sites..

It doesn't mean it's the right solution. Maquerading (more properly, Network Address Translation (NAT)) is good when you're connecting your SOHO LAN to the Internet and you want the LAN protected.

If you want to run servers of any kind on both sides to serve the other (and this would include Windows desktops sharing files), then NAT is wrong. Mostly, when people configure a router, the would like avery machine on each side to see all on the other.


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John

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