At Tuesday, 11 September 2001, Baldwin_James at emc.com wrote:
>I see people mad mad mad for bandwidth with the word "download"
True, we need to restrain ourselves :-)
What I'm going to need is a bandwidth quota I can impose on
the kids' machines on my home network to avoid them sapping
it all on one weekend and leaving me pay the excess for the
rest of the month :-)
Can some ADSL guru please answer me some dumb questions:
a. This is a regular Ethernet card and Cat-5 connection, right?
IE, Chorus leave behind a wall socket I can plug into.
b. Does "always-on" imply a fixed IP address? If not, what
does it use, something vaguely similar to DHCP? IE can
you run a persistent server?
c. What can they do to screw things up for us (like someone
mentioned them maybe running NAT).
d. If (a) is .TRUE. what's to stop me connecting my machine as
a gateway and passing packets to/from my home LAN as I do
at the moment via dial-up? No way I can afford their corporate
LAN-connection prices for a home network.
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