On Friday 05 June 2009 14:41:31 Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote: > Anne Wilson wrote: > > Isn't it unusual to connect the modem to the DSL socket on the router? The > > only time I've set up one where I had to use the supplied modem I used the > > router as a switch, connecting the modem to one of the LAN sockets. > > > > Anne > > > It is very common when you have a modem that does not have a > firewall/router build in. This is especially true when you only get > one IP address, and use NAT so you can have more then one computer > with access to the Internet. Most home users, as well as small > business users, are using the firewall, dhcp server, and NAT > features of the firewall/router. > I see. So I need to find out whether my daughter's BT router (with a single connection socket) contains a firewall or not. I would have preferred to get rid of it, but it seems to be tied in - they don't allow you access to any settings whatsoever, as far as I can see, so you can't just replace it with a standard router. Anne -- New to KDE4? - get help from http://userbase.kde.org Just found a cool new feature? Add it to UserBase
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