I have a home network setup with 2 W98 machines and a Linux box. I'm thinking of purchasing a linksys cable modem/DSL router to give them all access to the internet via my cabelmodem. My question is does the linksys box support Windows file/printer sharing within the internal network? I imagine it must, but I'll be damned if I can find any info that explicitly says it does.
I'm confused. Are you already networked between your three boxes? If so, can you already share files and printing?
Just looked at the Linksys site- I don't get it. You still need an external router for your DSL or cable modem. Looks like you might save a network card, but you might lose some control over the firewall to the box. If you already have a LAN and you still need an external modem, you already have everything you need except a firewall. If anything the box just saves the trouble of setting up the wall.
I've been to the mountain and didn't like what I saw.
March 4, 2001 9:31:17 PM
rather than asking you more questions... I'll just answer yours