connection specific DNS suffix with comcast modem

Posted on 2007-08-02
Last Modified: 2013-12-14
Looking to beat the big guy.  Looking for solution to get back to home network with internet connection through private router.  One ip provided with cable "modem".  I have never seen the use of a connection specific DNS Suffix.

Has anyone had luck in this situation, or do I bite the bullet, tell them I want to pay extra to get my five computers on line and wait two weeks for them to send their "special" router to me?

do I need to run my main box as a proxy server with two nic cards to do this or can i set up this up with statci ip's and an appended DNS
Question by:JUNGLE_JIM
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    <<do I need to run my main box as a proxy server with two nic cards to do this or can i set up this up with statci ip's and an appended DNS>>

    its all depend on what type of cable modem you have from provider. if your cable modem have dhcp capabilities then you can use it with a switch and then lease private ip's to all systems while modem will do NAT. Otherwise you have to run proxy with two nic.
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    If they gave you a typical cable modem you won't be able to put extra computers behind it.  But here's what I  would do.  Go purchase a Linksys cable router.  I only found one on their site which includes wireless.  Linksys used to have a couple without the wireless option.  Here's the link to the product and you can call your local office supply or computer stores to see if they have it.
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    For cable with computer use restrictions -- you will need a residential router with NAT capability.  Decide if you want a wireless capable router or strictly wired.

    The link bluetab gives will work. Some other companies to look at include Netgear:

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