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Re: High Speed Internet & FC5



Tim wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-05-29 at 09:38 -0400, anthony baldwin wrote:
>> Then, run adsl-setup at terminal and follow the prompts.  Rather easy.
>> It will ask you for your username and password and the DNS servers, 
>> which network device (probably eth0 or eth1).
>> Then, to connect you will run ifup ppp0, to disconnect ifdown ppp0
>> to check status ifstatus ppp0.
> 
> That would be for a simple ADSL modem without a built-in router, right?
> 
> I didn't have to do anything like that for my ADSL (which is through a
> modem/router).  I just set the router IP address as my default gateway,
> and that was it (I run my own DNS servers).  If my ethernet card was
> configured by a DHCP server, I wouldn't have even had to set the
> gateway, the router would have done that all for me.
> 
The SpeedStream 5100 modem SBC Global supplied lets me set up the
modem to do the PPPoE, so all you need is a standard DHCP configured
Ethernet connection. I have a Netgear wireless router on it now, but
I could connect direct. The thing I like about the Netgear router is
that I can assign fixed IP addresses to some machines based on their
MAC address. This may not be a big deal for most people, but it is
something I find handy...

Mikkel
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for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!


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