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Old 01-04-2004, 01:29 PM   #1
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Configuring ADSL coonection using ADSL router...


I am trying slackware 9.1 (after getting fed up with Mandrake's rpms ...)

I have got an ADSL connection but I don't see how netconfig could do the job... or do i need something else ?

In my case, I have got a ADSL modem/router that i plug to my PC through a network card. I would imagine that the modem router stores the ISP related details and connects me using my username and password while on my PC I would just need to connect to the router using a LAN setup ?

Does anybody knows I can do this ?

Also, does anybody knows a good firewall I could use under linux ?

Thanks for your help ! :-)

Old 01-04-2004, 02:27 PM   #2
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hi and welcome...
always, step by step...

1. slack recognizes your hardware - network card?
2. did you run adsl-setup? script tool to configure a dsl connection for you...
3. have you heard about iptables? good start about the firewall question:

Old 01-04-2004, 05:39 PM   #3
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If you're sure its a router, and not an Ethernet ADSL Modem, then you don't need to do anything...

Just connect your PC to the network which contains the router,
set up your network with netconfig, where your machine's ip address is anything (like, the subnet mask is, and (most importantly) the gateway is the IP address of your router (typically, Providing that your router actually does successfully connect to the internet in the first place...

You can check the status and settings for the router by pointing to it in a web browser that supports Java (or was it flash...?)
Address bar :

If all goes well, just remember to forward some ports from the router to your box if you need any (like mail server, http server, etc..)
Old 01-04-2004, 05:42 PM   #4
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Forgot to mention the firewall...

If you're behind a router, you dont _really_ need a firewall, since
a - the router blocks alot of ports anyway, unless you specifically open and forward some to your box,
b - there usually is a firewall in your router.

But if you insist, im sure linux has a built in firewall, or you can try ones from the internet... my google gave me
but if anyone has any better ones, now is the chance =]



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