Dustin Shelton van Tech Extreme heeft een artikeltje gepost over hoe het delen van je internet verbinding nou precies in zijn werkt gaat. Gezien de hoeveelheid vragen die hierover in ons forum worden gesteld wellicht interessant om eens door te lezen. Hieronder vast een plakkie:
Lets take a look at some of your choices. Products like Winproxy, Wingate, Sygate, SoftRouter Plus, Microsoft's ICS, and MidPoint all have the ability to share bandwidth. Plus some have Proxy abilities too which basically allow you too cache the locations you visit on the net. Most all of these solutions use NAT in some form or another. NAT (Network Address Translation) will translate public (Internet) IP addresses to private (you LAN) IP addresses. The translation is done behind the scenes so you won't see it. NAT also provides security by hiding private IP addresses from the Internets public IPs.
Lets start with the free solution, ICS. Windows 98 Second Edition and Windows 2000 both come bundled with Internet connection sharing software. It's called ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) pretty clever huh? There are some good diagrams on how its setup here on Microsoft's site. There's also some good info here to see how it works in the real world. One of the other solutions I mentioned was Winproxy. Winproxy is a great program to share your connection. I've used the older version, which ran well, and I used the new version as well. It comes bundled with a firewall, proxy, DNS, DHCP, and a virus checker. It has many options and it's fairly easy to setup. I've run it on Windows 98, and Windows NT 4 Server. I've had Linux, Window 98, Windows 2000, and NT clients all run through it as well.