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    May 2005

    Using a DSL modem for a windows and a linux PC


    I am fairly new to linux.
    I am getting to grips with how things work.
    I am preparing to set up my linux machine with a PPP connection from the DSL modem I have.

    My question is, can I run my windows machine on the DSL modem using the USB port and run the linux machine using the ehternet connection?

    I know this is not a normal networking procedure but I just want it so that I can read up on things whilst trying to get the linux machine to work.

    Could I just uplug the USB cable and plug in the ethernet cable into the back of the DSL modem?

    I plan to run the linux machine as a proxy server using NAT so I have two NICs in it.
    I am not sure that the NICs were recognised during installation of the OS so I will need to load the drivers (modules rather than compiled). I have a standard 3com NIC so I think I will be alright when I find the drivers.

    I am anticipating a few hickups so I would like ready access to the interent rather than transfering between the two.

    Is this possible?
    Am a being extremly lazy?


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    Oct 2003
    The DairyLand
    yeah you should be able to run a winbox on the usb and a lin box at the same time on the ether
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