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Old 10-14-2003, 09:32 AM   #1
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How to setup home network(sharing adsl internet connection)

HI...i'm a newbie.
Can you help me how to make a home network..Most of the help that i found are too complicated to me.I'm trying to use webmin .So could u please help me configure using webmin.
Old 10-14-2003, 09:43 AM   #2
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Well, for home networking help, this wouldn't be quite the best forum. But I'll give you some info.

1) Buy a | Router/ Residential Gateway | (
Many choices--such as wireless, or wired.

2) Plug your ADSL ENET Port (the rj-45 conn.) into the WAN port (or similar port) on your router.

3) Plug your "clients" into the 1-4 (or the "other" ports) on your router...

4) *Considers all your clients have configured NIC cards, and are configured for DCHP*

5) Login to your router's web interface (most have them--look at manual) .. Usually the default address is and configure all the options and reboot...

6) Under normal conditions and DCHP on ur router it should auto configure your clients, and they should be on the internet...

I would recommend the hardware router setup, rather than using any ICS software....

Old 10-14-2003, 01:19 PM   #3
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Actually it's like this.I already have a hub at home.And i wanted my pc with redhat9 to be a server with DHCP.I have two NICs at my PC.One for the ADSL modem and the other is for connecting to the hub.There are 3 other PC's i would to connect it to the network.So that all of them could share the internet connection.So could anyone please help me in setting it up.Cause i'm really confused how to set it up.I've tried searching for HOW TO but it's quite complicated for me(newbie) .I was told that to setup it up i need to DHCP(for dynamic IP) , setting up the IPtables ang also the gateway.I don't where to start.So can anyone here could help me with this? Your help is very much appreciated.

p.s : i already installed webmin for easier setup but don't know where to start,.


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