ok, so here is all the background info...
there are 3 computers in my girlfriend's house. for internet connection, they have 3 separate accounts from Netvigator - so each computer does its own dial-up thing and authenticates separately. their dsl modem has 4 ports on the back, so all the PCs are connected to the modem, even though the connections are entirely independent.
and because it isn't really secure to be directly connected to the modem, they are asking me if i can help them install a router between the modem and their PCs. but afaik, if i want to set up the router to authenticate for PPPoE, it will only do that for one account, and the 3 PCs will share that one connection. they want to keep the 3 independent connections.
so i can either
a) set the router to bridged mode and let the PCs do their own dial-up thing like before. but i read somewhere that having a router in bridged mode doesn't really provide any security at all, beacuse the connections are going straight through anyway.
b) buy 3 cheap routers, one for each PC. but that's not quite economical and there has got to be a better solution than that.
so if anyone has any suggestions, i would really appreciate it =)