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Hi, I have recently networked my home pc's(3) and I am attempting to incorporate my mac into all this.  I have an old, old performa 400.  The purpose of networking these is to share a DSL connection, file sharing is not the most important thing to me.  Do I need special software?  My mac is running on OS7.1 (I think), is that capable of this task?  I you could please help me out, I would appreciate it.  KT298@hotmail.com
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There are many ways to accomplish this with software. On the Windows side you can use Wingate, or you can use FreePPP on the Mac. It really does the same thing. I personally have found it much easier to buy a Netgear RM365 modem router from Buy.com. I have a mixture of SparcStations, Macs, PC's and instead of configuring these machines by hand, I use the DHCP server built
into the router. It makes life so much easier. The router can also act as a dial up server which is pretty cool.
The software for configuration runs on Winblows or you can telnet into it. It is very easy to configure. As a matter of fact I believe it is pretty much configured by default except for adding your ISP, login, and name servers.
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it is a Netgear RM356, not 365. It is also has a 4 port hub. I use a 12 port Bay Networks 100tx hub uplinked to an Asante 100/10 switch, linked to the router. The router is 10base.
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