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Re: [SLE] Change from dialup to ADSL
  • From: John Andersen <jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2005 23:48:46 -0800
  • Message-id: <200504302348.53155.jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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.
> > > It is not (yet) planned to let the second computer on the Internet.
> > > As I suspect that the fellows who are coming to my place to install the
> > > ADSL are complete ignorants of a system which does not belong to
> > > Win***s I want to be prepared to interfere myself.
> > > The problems lies in the fact that I do not understand a jota about the
> > > whole thing although I have RTFM and more ;-(.
> >
> > I suspect your 4 port router contains a dhcp server, (because its hard
> > to find one of these that does not contain such a thing).
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > 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.

> Another (stupid) question: do I need those two ethernet cards (homenetwork
> and ADSL) and do I need to connect them both to the router?

You should only need one Ethernet card per machine. Two won't buy you
anything. Each machine plugs into the router. All the machines plugged
into the routers 4 ports will be able to see each other, and access the
internet via the router's other port - the one that connects to the

(To add one more layer of confusion to the mix... MANY, (but not all)
ADSL modems come with a built in router and 4 ports. In this case you
will not really need a separate router. )

> I assume that
> this computer can than be used as server and could then allow the other
> computer on the homenetwork to get access to the ISPvia the router. Is that
> correct?

Essentially, yes. The router also acts as a hub so all your machines can
"see" each other. (Microsoft calls this the Network neighborhood. )
You can share printers, etc. But one step at a time....

Computers Plug into the Router, Router Plugs into the ADSL Modem,
ADSL modem plugs into the phone line ... Nothing But Net! ;-)

John Andersen
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