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Router/DSL setup

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Wyvern10, Sep 23, 2003.

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  1. Wyvern10

    Wyvern10 Thread Starter

    May 6, 2003
    I have a linksys BFRSR41 router and a DSL modem. I am connecting two computers through the router. Both computers are using WIN XP home. Do I need to have the internet gateway setup on one computer? Shouldn't the router be doing the sharing of the DSL?

    Any help would be appreciated. If anyone knows of any sites on how to set up a network with my equipment I would appreciate the link. Thanks in advance.
  2. Mithrilhall


    Mar 28, 2001
    If DHCP is enabled on the router and the computers are setup to obtain IP & DNS then I don't think you'll have to setup a gateway. But, if you're hard coding your IP addy and DNS numbers set your default gateway to or whatever your router IP is.
  3. Justice1


    Sep 24, 2003
    What Mithrilhall wrote is correct. You want your PCs to use your router's IP address as their "gateway". Your router in turn uses your ISP's address as it's "gateway".
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    You do realize that with the DSL modem, you have to go into the router configuration and set the name/password for your account and configure PPPoE as the protocol, correct? You don't need any special software on any of the computers, you just want to configure TCP/IP to automatically obtain the IP and DNS addresses.
  5. smooth26


    Nov 17, 2003
    there is no need for you to setup any gateway or whatsoever.since your dsl,it depends on what kind of modem you are using.some modems may require you for a username & password..if thats the case,set router to pppoe..if not just to obtain an ip..
  6. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Actually, I believe most DSL accounts use PPPoE and require a name/password...
  7. coulterp


    Oct 20, 2003
    Depends which side of the pond Wyvern10 is located.
    PPPoA is the norm where the Georg Dubbya is currently eating fish,chips with mushy peas.
  8. nessagirl


    Nov 13, 2003


    dear wyvern, what you have to do here is first check your physical connections be sure to follow this:

    setup should be - dsl----(internet/wan port)befsr41---(let's say port4) pc number1

    after that: start -> run -> type "cmd" enter -> on dos prompt type ping(space) ---- when you have valid replies from the ipaddress(4 replies to be exact) it means that the pc and the router communincates.... close dos window

    open an inetrnet explorer browser - on the address field type in there "HTTP://" - enter/go

    ---- > you will be asked for a username & password, leave the username blank and for the password type in ther "admin" enter/go

    ----- > on the linksys "setup" page, look for INTERNET OR WAN CONNECTION TYPE - be sure its set to pppoe - by default its set to obtain or automatic - after you switched it to pppoe - it will ask you for a username and password again - be sure to type there the username and password given to you by your internet service provider..... HIT APPLY OR SAVE SETTINGS

    ----- > go to "status" page/tab - look for pppoe log-in status, if you have there log-in status "disconnected" definitely you must have there a CONNECT button - press it and when it came back that's its "connected" - definitely YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO GO ONLINE NOW!

    ------ > in case youve been given there a message "cannot connect to pppoe server - be sure you have a established connection with your isp or you included the domain used by your isp on your username. or a message "authetication failed" it means you incorrectly typed your username and password

    ----- > with your other computer - you dont need to do teh same things youve done on the first pc - just restart that computer and it should go online as well.
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