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12 June 1999
- I've added a few more <$400 Hardware routers to my list.   Unfortunately, they don't handle VPN, but are otherwise worth looking into!  Go here to check it out.

- ICS NEWS: I've received a few reports of problems with ICS.  Check this page for more information.


10 June 1999
- Looks like Microsoft has coordinated the $25 ($19.95 + $5.00 Shipping/Handling) SE Update CD availability with the Office 2000 launch.  Go here to order the CD from Microsoft.  (This is the only way to get it.  It is not available in stores.)


9 June 1999
- I've finished working through my Beta copy of WIN98SE's Internet Connection Sharing feature.  If you're wondering what ICS looks like or what it can do, click here!


1 June 1999
- Well, someone finally introduced a phone-line networking product that works with Macs!  Farallon's HomeLine networking kit uses Intel's Anypoint™ technology and Vicomsoft's SurfDoubler for connection sharing.  Go here to read the Press Release or here to read more about the product.


31 May 1999
- I've added material to the pages on LAN security, including free tools for securing your LAN and information on the common LAN security threats.



25 May 1999

- I've added a list of Free Proxy and NAT programs.  Go here to see what I've come up with!

- For those of you who have SonicWall routers, check this page for setup information.

- I've continued to refine the Sharing your Internet connection section, especially in the TCP/IP setup pages.  I've added some information on when it's ok to use a DHCP server.


24 May 1999
- Windows 98 Second Edition, which includes Internet Connection Sharing, has been released to manufacturing.  It will soon be available as a $20 upgrade for Win98 owners.  More info here!

- Vicomsoft has quietly released its Windows version of SurfDoubler and upgraded the Mac version to Version 6. Both these versions include an improved setup Wizard, DHCP server and DNS caching to speed up web browsing.  Go here to learn more about Vicomsoft products.

- I've changed the Internet Connection sharing part of the site somewhat to try to make it easier for visitors to choose a method, and to put less bias into the selection process.
I've had more than a few comments from visitors who seem to think that I "recommend" using Wingate as the way to share an Internet connection.  This is not true! See this page for what I really think!


11 May 1999
- I've been doing some MacOS sharing installations lately and have found a few things that might help you if you're trying to get Vicomsoft's SurfDoubler or SoftRouter Plus running.  Go here for more info.




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