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Linksys router for shared Mac/pc use on DSL

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Hello-

Does anyone have successful experience using a Linksys Etherfast cable/dsl router on Earthlink?

How did you manage the configuration? And how did you get Earthlink to give you the necessary fixed IP Net/Subnet Mask/Default Gateway/Default DNS IP Address information?

TIA -

Tom
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[quote]Originally posted by Tom:
<strong>Hello-

Does anyone have successful experience using a Linksys Etherfast cable/dsl router on Earthlink?

How did you manage the configuration? And how did you get Earthlink to give you the necessary fixed IP Net/Subnet Mask/Default Gateway/Default DNS IP Address information?

TIA -

Tom</strong><hr></blockquote>

What is your connection like currently to Earthlink? Do you have a dynamic or static address? If it is dynamic you can set your linksys to automatically obtain an IP from your ISP and as such you won't need to enter any of that other information.

If you have a static IP or want to enter all of that data you should be able to get it all from looking at the network properties on your computers. On Windows 9x you get there by typing winipcfg into the run dialog box. In Win2k and WinXP you go to Run, type cmd to bring up command prompt, then ipconfig/all to show all connection properties. DNS, IP, gateway and all that jazz will be shown. Don't remember offhand how to check it on your mac, sorry

This probally should go in the Genius Bar btw (that is where you can ask technical questions and receive feedback from others.) I'm transferring this thread there, it will remain here in a locked state.

[ 11-12-2001: Message edited by: Eskimo ]</p>
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