share comcast cable modem with a VPN connection at home
Posted on 2004-09-21
i already have a comcast cable modem at home that connects thru a VPN box then to the PC that used as work purpose to connect to the remote company network(work from home).
i am thinking to build up another PC for my kid, so my questions here are:
1. is the VPN box( supplied from the current employer) only dedicated to the employer's network? if i connect 2nd PC to it will all traffic from the 2nd PC also go thru the employer's network? i don't like this. i just want the second PC connected to the internet as regular at-home computers, is there any way to use the same VPN box but not thru private network? the cable modem has only one cable out to the VPN.
2. the first PC is win2000 pro, is there any requirement for 2nd PC OS?
3. do i need a hub or router if i cannot go thru VPN for the reasons above, and if so, is there any problem to the first computer to put the hub/router in between the modem and the VPN? will it still see everything as usual or i need to change some settings?
comcast cable modem can allow up to five PC connected at the same connection.