Saturday 17 September 2005 9.16pm
From the info that you have posted please allow me to suggest:
1. I recommend you get a router - the USB (I suspect) modem is not a great solution especially if you have more than one machine sharing your broadband.
Im not sure that BT is the best choice for Broadband either. I am recommending PlusNet these days but BT should be OK if you have it already.
2. Your IBM should be 'powerful' enough for broadband, I think the problem may be with NAT. Network Address Translation which will allow you to share the IP address which you get from BT when you are logged on to broadband. The connection will needs to be managed using Internet connection sharing or a router of some sort. Check out http://www.draytek.co.uk/
you might like to use VOIP services with a 2600VG. If you make a lot of telephone calls particularly international calls then your reduced phone bill may pay for the router in time :o)
With regard to using the iBook to capacity I would start with the net for info, but please let us know why you think the iBook is not firing on all cylinders, perhaps its just running an intensive process/s that may not be needed?
In any case please let me know if this is useful and if you need more detail or would like someone to visit and look then let me know. :o)
Please note that I am not associated with any IT hardware, software or service vendors. I do however offer IT support and consultancy services.
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