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Old 06-21-2004, 11:24 PM   #1
fracturedsage
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Will my router work so i can get on the internet with linux


I am eager to start working on linux, but I just want to be sure that I will be able to get on the net with linux if i do install it, and how. I use a Linksys Cable modem router model num = nr041. I really dont know that much about how it works. I think i might neeed special linux drivers or somthing , couild somone help me out here? I want to use slackware, but there will be another linux that would allow me to use my router easier ill be willing to use it, the more info the better, thanks
 
Old 06-21-2004, 11:47 PM   #2
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There is no need for drivers to connect to a router. The router works the same regardless of what is connecting to it. If you can get on the net with it from a windows PC, then you can with a Linux PC.

I'm guessing your router is set up to automatically assign IP address information to the clients connecting to it (This is default for most). That should be easy to connect with most every distribution out there. You'll simply need to enable DHCP when you reach the network configuration step when installing/setting up your linux box. The specifics of this will vary between distributions, so look at the documentation (or the forums ), and you shouldn't have any problems. As always if you do run into trouble, just ask, there's plenty of people who are happy to help.
 
  


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