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sharing ISDN

Hello,

What is the best way to share an ISDN connection?
We are getting an ISDN line put in and want to share the connection with 10 PC's.
I know I need a terminal adapter, plus a couple of hubs (5 of the PCs are on a different location)
Do I need an ISDN router or will a switch be ok
I have tried looking on the net but have yet to find a satisfactory answer.

Any help appreciated




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lrmooreCommented:
You must have a router. A switch only will not work. Choose a router that will perform Network Address Translation.


something like a Cisco router, 800 series:
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/access/acs_fix/811-813/81xhig/prodover.htm

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FishMongerCommented:
You'll need a router.  You can use ICS (Internet connection Sharing) which is Microsoft's software router but the best solution is a hardware router such as one of  Cisco's 800 series routers. http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/cc/pd/rt/800/index.shtml

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FishMongerCommented:
Irmoore, great minds think alike...I was finding the cisco link while you were posting.
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lrmooreCommented:
Beat you to it... <8-}

ICS won't work without an ISDN modem in a PC. Even at that, "Microsoft" and "router" in the same sentence? Talk about your oxymoron!

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FishMongerCommented:
I guess that I was assuming that a modem would be included with their service and then they would have the option of using it or go the Cisco route.

"Microsoft" and "router" is definitely an oxymoron and the same can be said about 'almost anything' and Microsoft.
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falerusCommented:
how about "microsoft" and "stupid"
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demon67Author Commented:
Ok, so I need a router. Do I patch 5 PCs to a hub, then patch the hub to the router with a crossover cable?
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demon67Author Commented:
Ok, so I need a router. Do I patch 5 PCs to a hub, then patch the hub to the router with a crossover cable?
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lrmooreCommented:
Exactly. If the hub has an uplink port "X" port with a button, you can use a straight-through cable.
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demon67Author Commented:
cool, I take it I dont need any other Hardware.
Just 2 hubs a cisco router and loads of cat 5 cabling :)
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lrmooreCommented:
You got it. Have fun, and just make sure you adhere to the standards with the cabling:

http://www.lanshack.com/make-cat5E.asp
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demon67Author Commented:
Thanks for your help, and the other dudes too. Thx :)
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