alcocer at helixdigital.com
Sat Jul 7 18:12:34 PDT 2001
>>>>> "Ron" == Ron Hollingsworth <rhollin1 at pacbell.net> writes:
Ron> I kind of understand the process of the linux box and modem
Ron> connection for Internet use, but can anyone explain to me how
Ron> this might work when a router comes into play? I have a
Ron> NetGear DSL Router/Switch. The router interfaces the
Ron> Internet and with Pacbell ( my ISP ). How does pppd work
Ron> with this?
It doesn't. PPP is only necessary when the serial connection is
directly connected to your host. However, in this case, the Netgear
DSL router takes over this function. All you need to do I believe is
set your Linux host to use DHCP (I'm assuming the Netgear box behaves
similarly to the Linksys DSL router, which I'm familiar with.) The
router should dole out a private IP address, router/netmask, and DNS
settings. If the Netgear router is setup, all this happens
Of course, this means you should have already set up the DSL router
with configuration settings you received from PacBell when you started
the service. Check your Netgear manual for setup information.
Hope this helps.
Dario Alcocer -- Sr. Software Developer, Helix Digital Inc.
alcocer at helixdigital.com -- http://www.helixdigital.com
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