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Re: [SLE] Change from dialup to ADSL
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 01 May 2005 10:26:27 -0400
  • Message-id: <4274E713.1060502@xxxxxxxxxx>
Constant Brouerius van Nidek wrote:
On Sunday 01 May 2005 14:48, John Andersen wrote:

On Saturday 30 April 2005 11:14 pm, Constant Brouerius van Nidek wrote:

On Sunday 01 May 2005 12:24, John Andersen wrote:

On Saturday 30 April 2005 09:10 pm, Constant Brouerius van Nidek wrote:

As I am preparing for an ADSL connection I already have added an
other Ethernet card as eth1and an ADSL 4 port router.


If so just set your computers to get their ip via dhcp.
In fact you can test this bit before the adsl dude gets there
because the router does not need a internet connection
to allow you to create your local network.


Tried it out and doing a ping to the other computer my computer started dialing. The other computer was hapely pinging.


The router can usually be configured by pointing your
web browser to what ever your own IP (except a 1 in the
last octet).

Indeed, the router contains a DHCP server.
The last octet from my isp is a 2 so I can leave that in the webbrowser.

No, I'm talking about the last octet of the IP your router gives to each
machine, not the IP your ADSL modem gives the router.

The Router will get its IP from the modem. Don't worry about that.
The Router will hand out IPs to any machine connected ti
the 4ports that requests one.


Does that mean that I do not have to give my computers names and an address? Up to now in /etc/hosts I had to have the names and addresses. Or does that not change?

The host name assigned by your ISP, will be for the router, not any computer behind it. You'll still need your hosts file or local dns. Also, in Yast, when you configure dns, add your ISPs domain to the domain search.

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