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    Can anyone recommend a good NAT solution?

    I'm wondering if anyone has heard of a free router/proxy/NAT solution that does not involve getting another computer (I have an old one, but it can't run the DSL modem).

    I'm currently using Ostitis Winproxy 3.0, 3-user version. The problem is that it conflicts with my favorite firewall, TPF.

    I also run Windows 98 (first edition), and I'm preferably looking for a Network-Address-Translation package, rather than a proxy server. It is mainly to allow another computer on my home network to browse the web and send/recieve mail.
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    I have use Ositis WinProxy 4.0, I have switched to a Linux based solution... many many advantages...

    Other WIN products I have used in the past are

    - ProxyPlus, Proxy+
    - Sygate Home Network (not free but the crack is on the net)
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    Terr:

    I assume you are using that Win 98 computer to be the gateway. I know Win 98 SE and ME have Internet Connection Sharing built in, but unfortunately, I can't find any kind of upgrade that includes ICS for First Edition. Tiny (you seem to like them) has WinRoute Lite (which unfortunately costs money, but will definitely work with TPF). I can't really find any non-proxy NAT programs for Win 98, but if you don't mind trying proxy again, I found Proksi at Downloads.com. Personally, I'd give the eval. version of Tiny Winroute Lite a try, and maybe find a crack, or even buy it, but you might also just want to try Proksi first to see if it suits your needs.

    Hope it helps!!

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    Other:

    - Winproxy 1.5 (not from Ositis)
    - WinRoute Pro (Tiny)
    - WinRoute Lite (Tiny)

    I have tried all those Windows products and none was good enough... some kept crashing after a while, other were slow as hell, windows vulnerabilities kept security critical, WinRoute Pro didn't even connect properly to my modem...
    For me the best solution was to install a little Linux box with BBIagent Linux NET4 router software (Free). At the start I had some little probs but after it ran good, it ran like a train. Actually: it's still running since then without shutdown.
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    I agree with Victor on this one. A lil' linux or FreeBSD box would serve you the best, unless you love crashes.
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    Red face Linksys

    Personally I would use a Linksys Cable/DSL Router and the Basic one is only $80 at Office Max or Best Buy...
    The 4 port one is more but cheeper than an external switch.
    You will not need to depend on a gateway computer or WinProxy
    or what ever software you have....
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    Hm. Well, I do have a 486 lying about, but I don't really have the room to set it up, nor does said computer have a USB jack... which is what my here-you-go-now-give-us-lots-of-money-for-tiny-neat-things DSL modem uses.

    Oy vey. Winproxy 3 crashes if you don't know what not to do, but by this time I've got it pretty tamed. It's not a crash issue or stability issue, per se, just that when I use Tiny, for some reason, Winproxy can't see my 90.0.0.1 internal self-assigned IP address. It just won't select it from the internal address drop-down list. <shrug>
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    Originally posted by Terr
    Oy vey. Winproxy 3 crashes if you don't know what not to do, but by this time I've got it pretty tamed. It's not a crash issue or stability issue, per se, just that when I use Tiny, for some reason, Winproxy can't see my 90.0.0.1 internal self-assigned IP address. It just won't select it from the internal address drop-down list. <shrug>
    I've got the same problem with the Tiny and the NAT built into win2k RRAS. Tiny just doesn't get along with that kind of thing I guess, which I suppose is understandable, it's not really designed for anything but a single computer connected to the internet.
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