There are many cable modem FAQs/HOW-TOs on the web, Google throws up a
few when searching for cable
modem connection sharing and cable
modem sharing and ADSL
UK based connection sharing how-tos
were found via Google, searched for uk
cable modem networking and uk
ADSL connection sharing.
Networking contains prices of ADSL modems, routers and wireless networking
products, including micro filters, wireless adapters and combination modems and
- dns2go.com ("will
make your computer accessible anytime, anywhere by associating a domain
name of your choice to your currently assigned IP address").
Dmoz has a section on Dynamic DNS Services.
The "Shields Up!" test of home computer security. - grc.com.
Zonelabs.com offer a
free version of their personal firewall Zonealarm.
Agnitum.com's Outpost firewall is
free for personal use.
Grisoft.com offer a free version
of their anti-virus software (AVG Antivirus) for non-commercial use.
Other anti-virus alternatives:
It's essential to run both anti-virus and firewall software whilst
connected to the internet.
Fast ftp over broadband
Speedbit from Speedbit.com
makes more than one connection to the server to download a single
file (as well as a resume download feature).
If you want to have a permanent email address that you pick up via your
email client, you may want look at the free email services listed in
email category and the email forwarding
and POP3 subcategories.
If you use POP3 to pick up your mail, you can access your mail via
Google Mail, which has a very good spam filter. It is very useful if
you receive a lot of spam, however, it can be overzealous in identifying
mails as spam, so check your spam folders periodically.
You can configure Google Mail so that it picks up your POP3 mail if you
provide it with a username and password. The settings are under
Settings->Accounts->Get mail from other accounts. POP3 mail is
picked up every hour, or more regularly (about every 3/4 minutes) if you
are logged in to Google Mail.
You can also pick up your mail from Google Mail via POP3 so you don't
have to use the Google Mail interface. Unfortunately, Google only
picks up POP3 mail from other accounts every hour if you aren't logged in,
so you are likely to miss any recent mails. However this is a
reasonable restriction if you have an account that is overrun with spam.