Qworst DSL Modem

Michael L Torrie torriem at chem.byu.edu
Tue Jan 2 11:54:50 MST 2007

On Tue, 2007-01-02 at 11:30 -0700, Jordan S. Jones wrote:
> I know this subject has been discussed a number of times, but either my 
> searching skills suck or what I am looking for hasn't been asked before. 
> My parents have the Arescom NetDSL800 with the MSN/Qwest DSL. This 
> christmas I bought them a Tivo and was looking to attach it to their 
> home network. This is great until I discovered that their DSL modem 
> doesn't allow more than 1 computer to be attached at 1 time. Meaning, 
> their DHCP pool has exactly the range of So, I am 
> looking for the following solutions.
> Short Term: A Utah county company that sells DSL filters so that their 
> new Tivo can communicate over the phone line.
> Long Term: A new DSL modem that will allow for more computers, or any 
> alternate solution with the same result.

Maybe I'm a little dense, but isn't this the situation that routers are
meant to remedy?  The router can NAT as many machines as you'd like onto
the one ip address the DSL modem provides.  In fact there are routers
that combine the DSL modem with the router stuff.

> Thanks,
> Jordan S. Jones
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