[Wolves] Broadband Modem/Wireless Router

Adam Sweet drinky76 at yahoo.com
Fri May 11 15:58:02 BST 2007

--- Wayne <waynelists at machx.co.uk> wrote:

> Broadfield Robert wrote:
> > Finally decided to have broadband (free from Talk
> Talk).  The PC at 
> > home has SuSE 10 on it and I have a laptop
> (currently with Windows XP 
> > MCE & built in LAN & wireless) which I hope to
> install ubuntu on.  Go 
> > live date is Wednesday so I'll be popping out over
> the weekend to get 
> > a Modem/Wireless router (with one or two LAN
> sockets).  Any 
> > suggestions on make & models that are compatible
> and advice on how to 
> > set the network up for Linux (a link to a web page
> would suffice)?  If 
> > there's a driver disc, I could use XP MCE to set
> the modem/router up 
> > if first of all and then connect with Linux.  Any
> advice appreciated.
> >  
> > Rob

> No driver disk required.
> Just about every router I've ever used lets you
> connect (any op system) 
> computer by cable and assigns an ip address.
> You then tap in the address in a
> browser window and 
> connect to the router where you will see a
> comprehensive menu
> to change all the functions of the router, including
> IP range, wireless 
> on/off, who allowed to connect, etc etc

Yes. Further to this, D-Link and Linksys are good for
the money. Make sure to have some straight-through
CAT5 cable to connect your machines to the router's
ports via a network card in each PC.

Connect to the IP address of the router specified in
the manual (you'll have to put your machine on the
same network manually first) and then set it up how
you want it. Set up DHCP on your router if you don't
want to worry about addressing your local machines,
but remember they will change IP address frequently.

Punch in your ADSL username and password and your line
should come up (you may have to tell it to connect
manually). Most of the info you need will be in the
manual and provided by your ISP. If you need to
specify a connection type, you probably want PPPoATM
for ADSL.

If you need advice on network settings, ask again. For
a simple life give everything on your LAN a subnet
mask of and set the first 3 parts of the
IP address the same for each device, such as
192.168.1. and then make the last part different for
each device: (commonly used for gateway devices such as
your router) (PC #1) (PC #2)

If you want to use DHCP, set up a DHCP range, say from to, giving you a DHCP range
of 10 addresses, just remember not to statically
address anything using an address inside that range.





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