I have a puzzle that I am trying to figure out. I have a conference room
in my company which I would like to allow guests to access the internet
from to show me demo's and such. I would like to allow them to plug in
their labtop into my ethernet hub in order to allow this access.
Most of my customers have labtops with ethernet cards that they have
preconfigured for their own environment. I would like to allow them to
plug into my ethernet without any reconfiguration on their labtops
(running WinNT or Win95). After they are plugged in, I would expect that
they be able to access the internet.
I do know that if they are using DHCP, there would be no issue I could set
up a server that would dole out an IPaddress for them to use. However, I
can not depend on the fact that they are using DHCP. I also know that I
could use NAT or some sort of proxy that proxy info to and from them to
the internet, so if they were using illegal IPaddresses there would be no
However, I may have a client with a labtop set up to use IPaddress
22.214.171.124 and another client with a labtop set up to use IPaddress
10.1.1.130 and I want to be able to plug them into the same ethernet HUB
and have that HUB plugged into my internet router, and have them both use
the internet seemlessly.
Does anyone have any suggestions for something like this. My guess is that
this would take some sort of Dynamic Routing, and dynamic proxying to
Anyway, if there are any suggestions, I would love to hear them.
Web Designer, Inc.
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