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DSL - Section 2If you wish to have a small network in your home, to share your new DSL internet access amongst a number of devices, then the DSL part does not change. Instead, it is necessary to provide either a hub, or a router/hub combination, and connect all the devices you have to this.
Some DSL providers will offer you a combined router/hub/modem all-in-one, which means you don't have to buy any home networking gear.
Using a hub and a router, all your PCs/laptops can be configured to share this one DSL line to the internet.
Your DSL provider should be able to recommend on how to do this, of for the technically inclined, there are many web resources on home networking: see wingate, socks, NAT. Note also, Microsoft has put some wizards into its new release of windows 98, and windows 2000, that may simplify setup of a home network (assuming you are using all microsoft PCs).
For the ADSL flavor of DSL, your phone line carries the DSL data stream, as long as you are getting it from your local Telco. Getting DSL from someone other than your Telco means you end up with an extra line, at least until a recent FCC ruling takes effect, a ruling that forces the Telcos to allow other companies to add data to their phone lines.
The ADSL phone+data line is electronically divided into two channels, the smaller one carries regular voice/fax sounds, and the larger one continues to carry DSL. This can simplify wiring for you and the phone company, although for this setup, a splitter is needed to split the voice part from the data part before anything else happens, or a filter is required.
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