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Chapter 24. Connecting Your LAN to the I... > Choosing a Connectivity Option

Choosing a Connectivity Option

You must consider several factors when choosing an Internet connection for your network. Access speed and cost are certainly two of the most important , but you also need to consider the following:

  • Reliability of the service and the companies involved.

  • Availability of sufficient IP addresses for all the computers you're going to connect if you're not using NAT to hide your network behind a single IP address.

  • Availability of static IP addresses if you plan to host public Web sites or an email server. If IP addresses are dynamic—that is, change every time you reconnect—you cannot host a Web or email server.


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