June 2nd, 2004, 11:15 AM
A network newbie Q.
i have a question
it's simple i googled it but didnt come up with what i want
i have a small network at office
a server ( win98se)
and 9 clients ( win98se as well)
we share 5 printers and the same internet connection
here is my question
how can i control the internet connection over the network?
in other words
how can i control the speed by which the clients access the internet?
i got a normal dial up connection
so is there any way to do this manually or even by any kind of a software?
for example to make the max. internet connection speed for each client 1 kb/s or something like that
June 2nd, 2004, 11:52 AM
do u use ICS to make ur network sur the internet?
June 2nd, 2004, 12:00 PM
June 2nd, 2004, 12:16 PM
Basically you need to get some sort of hardware firewall or router, which can control band width. Since you are talking about a Win98 network you will probably won't be able to control it via software (don't quote me though) you would have to have a linux system to control it via software. I don't think that sharing a dial connection with 9 users is very pratical though. You will need the patient of a saint
Within the next few months I am going attempt the same thing with broadband via wireless connections. I will need some of bandwidth manager so if you fine anything that does the job send me a message, if I come accross something myself I will send you the details.
June 2nd, 2004, 02:33 PM
Yeah, running a LAN on dial-up's gonna drive you nuts. Also consider upgrading your OS if you can afford to. Pretty basic rule of thumb that opening a Win98 box up to the Internet is just asking for trouble, as it's a beginner's hacking target. If you can't afford to, make sure you have a strong firewall, antivirus, and spyware detection tool in place, at the least.