Using GNATBox to share Internet access

Because we’ve got more than one computer here at our house in Kingston, and we want to connect them all to our High Speed Internet (see below), we needed some sort of Internet-sharing system. The folks at Macintouch produced an access router report late last year, and this turned us on to the GNATBox. GNATBox Light, which is free, lets you use an old PC (we’re using Catherine Hennesey’s old 386/25) with two NIC cards (we bought two 3COM 3c509’s at Computer Renaissance) to share one Internet connection with up to five machines. It works. It took 15 minutes to set up. Highly recommended.

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