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I am currently running Windows NT Workstation 4.0 with Service Pack 4 on our in-house server. Since the Cisco 675 is an ethernet device, there is no special software that I need to install. No drivers, no Dial-Up Networking, no nuthin'. All you need is a working ethernet adapter in your computer set up to use TCP/IP. Since I use the 675 as a bridge, I just set my ethernet card to use a dynamically-assigned IP number.

Once you get things set, using the Internet is essentially transparent. It's a little slower than talking to another machine on the ethernet, but it's just as transparent. You forget that there is a connection between you and the rest of the world. You don't need to think about dialing or hanging up -- it just happens. Pretty cool.

All of the above holds true for a Mac, too.

Microsoft Windows 98 HomeI run Windows 98 Second Edition on my desktop computer. Kim runs Windows 98 on her laptop. Again, just like with NT, there aren't any special settings that we use. Since Kim takes her laptop to work (where there is also an ethernet-based Internet connection), she uses SwitchIP Pro to quickly and easily change her network settings from home to office and back.


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