[oclug] Adding a router.

Brian's Linux Box b_mckee at myrealbox.com
Mon Apr 26 15:06:23 EDT 2004


On Monday, April 26, 2004, at 02:56  PM, Mike Kenzie wrote:
>
> I picked up a Linksys router on the weekend (Etherfast Cable/DSL Router
> BEFSR41).
>
> My main machine that was configured to make the connection on it's own
> using PPPOE.
>
> Can I use my own firewall in addition to the one provided by Linksys?
>
Yes

> If the router is running PPPOE  do I need it on my machines connected 
> to it
> as well ?

No - The router will negotiate with Bell.
Just set the machines hooked into the router to use DHCP and not PPPOE
and it should work fine.  You could also assign IP#'s manually to those
machines in a range used by the router if you preferred.

Brian




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