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Old 01-16-2003, 10:39 PM   #1
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Hooking a modem to two computers via a broadband router


I've got two computers (Win98 and RH Linux 7.3) networked and a broadband router in between. I'm trying to get them hooked up to the Internet with a DSL modem, which is plugged into the router.

I really don't know where to begin, but that's never stopped me before. Do I set it up like a proxy? If so, how do I assign it an IP address? Or do I do it a totally different way?
 
Old 01-16-2003, 10:48 PM   #2
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if the boradmand router is online properly then it really shouldn't matter if you've got Win/Linux/Sun/Mac boxes. They should all get an IP from the router (most factory configs enable this).

Tell RH you want to get an IP addy via DHCP.
 
Old 01-17-2003, 06:05 PM   #3
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So I set it as a proxy? How do I figure out what IP's the router decided to use?
 
Old 01-17-2003, 07:29 PM   #4
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The router should get its IP address from the WAN (Internet side) via your Internet Service Provider. On the inside the router will issue 'private' IP addresses which your computers can use to access the internet through your router. The router itself goes through the process of masqerading your internal (private) address from the outside world so that other machines on the Internet see only the address of the router.

Most cunsumer-oriented router/firewall boxes are set up to go off-the-shelf and act as a packet filtering/forwarding firewall. All you need to do is ensure that your internal machines are set up to 'obtain an IP address automatically' which your router should provide(via DHCP).

Once you have a working conection from the inside you can start messing with the firewall rulesets.
 
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Also check out your router's documentation, most come with the ability to setup static internal IP's as well in which makes it more easy if you ever decide to forward requests to a particular machine thru the firewall.

But I would suggest reading your manual, if its a linksys router, they pretty much tell you straight forward how to setup the router.
 
Old 01-18-2003, 11:21 AM   #6
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The router is a D-Link and doesn't have anything helpful in the manual except "be sure to keep it in a well ventilated area." Oh, that's just what I was wondering. I guess I'll search for info on Google.

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