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09-14-01, 09:13 PM
I have swbell adsl with a dyn ip. I have set up my home network 3 sys plus a small linux box I will be using for a router it has freesco linux.What i was wondering was after i set this up how will I be able to log on thru my other computers because before I had the linux box I just logged on thru ethernet 300. I know my linux box will get the ip for me but how about the other computers.
Enternet 300, isn't that PPPoe software? Does freesco do PPPoe?
there are ppoe clients for linux you have to download them i use swbell dsl and there is a program called keepras it keeps the connection active in other words you wont need to login the linux bow will allways be loged in and all the other boxes will recieve ips from the linux box which will have to be runnning ip masq or proxy server
09-15-01, 01:30 AM
Ok pii you answered my question could you email me and give me more detail links and such.Please i want to use this box and dont want to buy a router from a store.please all help would be helpful.
I would like to use a distro that i can just boot to floppy like freesco that is why i want to use it.It is really a good bsd just wont use ppoe.
09-15-01, 02:16 AM
pii100 i did a search and found stuff on proxy ser and keepras.
let me ask you this would it just be better to go buy a router from bestbuy or somewhere else. I started reading this stuff and am not really sure on some of it. I like a good challenge but really dont want to get in over my head just yet. And would a store bought router use pppoe or what how do they work and how would i connect on them without enternet300????
09-15-01, 06:36 AM
i think routers have pppoe features built into them already
Yeah, most if not all store bought routers have PPPoe functionality. HOwever, I wouldn't recommend giving up with freesco. It's a valuable learning experience. Here's another linux distro for routers that runs on floppies http://www.gnatbox.com
09-16-01, 04:59 PM
netgear makes some pretty good routers that support ppoe and auto matic relogin so if swbell bumps you it will sign on when you start to surf again and has good tech support. personaly i would go with a hardware router simply because linux is out to get me. but if ur good with linux i would go for it. btw the netgear routers sell for about 100-150 at best buy so you can save some pretty good green by going with linux
You could try coyote linux it is a lot like freesco but has ppoe capability and a gui for windows to set it up
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