5077Re: [linux-dell-laptops] DSL
- Jul 2, 2001on 6/29/01 8:24 PM, Michael Berey at michael.berey@... wrote:
> I'm running a dual boot desktop and would like to port the DSLIt depends too much on the DSL service you are using. For example, my DSL
> setup to the Linux side.
> Can anyone please provide some step by step guidance for this ?
provider (speakeasy.net) uses standard TCP/IP with static IP; i set up my
computers the same way as i would on any other LAN using static IP; plugging
in the IP address, router (gateway) address, subnet mask, and nameservers.
This is something you can do relatively straightforwardly through linuxconf
or netconf. If your service provider uses DHCP rather than static IP,
configuration is easier, since the provider's servers will generate the IP
address and router (gateway) address for you.
Services that use PPPoE and methods requiring proprietary software to
communicate with the DSL 'modem' or the POP are different. You should start
by asking your provider for support, or looking for help if your provider
has tech service bulletin boards. There are Linux clients available for
PPPoE, but this is something i know nothing about.
(As an aside, I took a look at verizon.net's web pages to see if there was
any indications of what protocols are used. Not only do they not tell you
how they connect, the website makes no mention of bandwidth, reliability,
tech support, contractual obligations, terms of service, and hardly any
about requirements. They do offer a form on which you can register and begin
paying for the service, though. This strikes me as odd as buying a car
without knowing the make, model, or whether it's street-legal. I couldn't
imagine going with a DSL provider who wasn't upfront about everything.)
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