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Re: network question - is this unusual?



On Fri, 2009-06-05 at 15:29 +0100, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Friday 05 June 2009 14:41:31 Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> > Anne Wilson wrote:
> > > Isn't it unusual to connect the modem to the DSL socket on the router?  
> The 
> > > only time I've set up one where I had to use the supplied modem I used the 
> > > router as a switch, connecting the modem to one of the LAN sockets.
> > > 
> > > Anne
> > > 
> > It is very common when you have a modem that does not have a
> > firewall/router build in. This is especially true when you only get
> > one IP address, and use NAT so you can have more then one computer
> > with access to the Internet. Most home users, as well as small
> > business users, are using the firewall, dhcp server, and NAT
> > features of the firewall/router.
> > 
> I see. So I need to find out whether my daughter's BT router (with a single 
> connection socket) contains a firewall or not.
> 
> I would have preferred to get rid of it, but it seems to be tied in - they 
> don't allow you access to any settings whatsoever, as far as I can see, so 
> you can't just replace it with a standard router.

Have you tried browsing to 192.168.2.1 (or whatever the default routing
address is in your case) from inside your network? Most modern routers
contain a small web server for configuration.

poc


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