Ramping Up Cheaply — Ole Eichorn <[email protected]> writes about a nifty device he’s found useful to give himself a virtual router without woes.
I’ve been using a WebRamp ISDN router in my house for six months, and it is wonderful. I have a PC and four Macs on a little 10Base-T Ethernet network, and the WebRamp ties them all in to my ISP (Pacific Bell) with no problems. The WebRamp acts as a DHCP server for my network, and "maps" the requesting IP addresses into the single dynamic IP address assigned by PacBell when I connect (enabling all of my computers to be surfing concurrently). It also allows one or both channels to be used as an analog phone line.