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Old 10-07-2003, 04:11 PM   #1
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telewest broadband internet connection/router and SuSE 8.2

hi there,

in our flat we've got a telewest broadband internet connection (blueyonder) which is currently connected to one pc running under windows xp. i'm trying to put up a router (belkin, 4port) so that we can all share this connection. i myself have got a laptop using suse linux 8.2. i would be very happy if anybody could help me with the following questions:

1) how do i set up the broadband internet access on my suse linux 8.2 system? in the yast2 setup i tried to configure the DSL-connection but that does not seem to work. however the ethernet card seems to be installed properly.

2) how do i set up the router once the connection is established on the laptop?

3) i bought self-made cables. is it really important to put the wires in the right order and why because on short cables an arbitrary order (which is the same at both end, of course) works but on longer ones it does not. i don't have any explanation for this.

it would be very nice if anybody could help me because i spent hours (and also some money) on trying to configure the network and the only result was that nothing worked at all.

thanks a lot, eike
Old 10-07-2003, 04:26 PM   #2
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I recently did some computer work for a friend, which involved changing a motherboard and thus (built in NIC) having a new network card. I found I had to phone telewest and consequently had to give them the hardware address of the NIC which they then added to the account. We had to wait for half an hour or so.
So, you may need to contact them.
I'm no networking engineer, so apologies if this is assumption and ignorance.
Old 10-07-2003, 05:13 PM   #3
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With the router you have 2 options to connect to blueyonder

1,Upload mac address of router using blueyonder self-care

2,Most routers now come with the ability to clone mac addresses, not familiar with belkin but should be the same for most routers, leave XP box connected to internet, open command line (run, cmd) type "ipconfig/all" write down all the information given then use this to configure your router

I suggest you get the router and XP working first, then add your other PC's



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