Getting past *two* NAT routers
picarules "at" earthlink.net
Mon Jan 10 22:24:01 2005
You are helping me describe the problem! I don't *want* two NAT routers in the chain; but the DSL -- thingie -- is set up as a router that can't assign more than one LAN address. Therefore a hub wouldn't help--unless there is a way to *make* it allow more than one address! To repeat: it has a setting for Client IP Pool Starting Address, one for Size of Client IP Pool, one for (LAN) IP address, and one for (LAN) Subnet Mask. The subnet mask is 255.255.255.252; I haven't tried it, but maybe reducing the last octet is necessary in order to increase the size of the client IP pool?
I'm only using the Mac's Internet Sharing for fear of incurring my ISP's wrath by venturing into their territory; but I'm still curious whether it's possible to shed the thingie's routing altogether and do it all from the Mac instead. I *can* set the Mac up to handle the PPPoE login. But then, how would I get back into the thingie if it no longer had a LAN IP? Go into the WAN IP?
Fun and games!