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Re: network question - is this unusual?

Anne Wilson wrote:
Isn't it unusual to connect the modem to the DSL socket on the router? The

No, it is not. One should always use the WAN connection, and not the LAN
connection, to take advantage of the firewall in the router.

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.

I purchased a router even though I have only one machine connected to
the 'net, because I wanted the firewall in the router, and I have
my router connected the selfsame way, with the WAN side connected to
the ADSL modem.

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