Re: home networks


Subject: Re: home networks
From: Andrea Saez (dundalk03@gmail.com)
Date: Thu Sep 29 2005 - 15:01:15 EDT


I use wingate with cable modem back at my parent's as well. 2
computers connected (pc's) through a switch, and my mac can log in
whenever i go back home. skype works just fine. :)

On Sep 29, 2005, at 2:50 PM, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz wrote:

> At 02:36 PM 9/29/05 -0400, Linda Seltzer wrote:
>
>> Does anyone out there have a home network?
>>
>
> Yes.
>
>
>> If so, what type,
>> configuration?
>>
>
> 5 computers and 5 printers networked via a WinGate server. Two are
> wired
> (through a switch) and three are wireless (through a wireless access
> point). The WAP is password-protected so folks going by (not that
> we have
> many on this little Vermont road) won't get into the system.
>
> All the computers here are Windows, but the server runs protocols
> (NAT and
> DHCP) that the occasional visitor with a Mac or Linux laptop can use.
>
> I also run VNC, a nice bit of freeware which runs any given computer's
> desktop on any other computer.
>
>
>> Are you satisfied with it?
>>
>
> Extremely. We rarely have to think about it, and the firewall has
> been 100%
> effective. I've had the network for about 7 or 8 years -- can't recall
> exactly -- installing wireless about a year or so ago.
>
> The server runs on an old Pentium 266 Windows 98 box, but just sits
> there
> working (between local power failures, anyway). I used to have a mail
> server, but the big services are rejecting mail from cable and DSL IP
> blocks now, so I have to go through my web host or ISP mail relay.
>
>
>> Do you have voice
>> over IP or audio streaming on it?
>>
>
> Both. I have Skype for voip, which I just installed today. It works
> great,
> but it ain't a real phone. :) I rarely use streaming in the house, but
> occasionally run a Shoutcast service for special events.
>
>
>> How is the speed of your
>> Internet access?
>>
>
> Cable modem about about 800K.
>
> Dennis
>
>
>



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