[ILUG] Eircom Broadband Setup
xcraft at eircom.net
Fri Oct 29 21:16:27 IST 2004
On Fri, 29 Oct 2004, Danny Browne wrote:
> Hi all,
> Have just installed FreeBSD on my laptop (dual boots WinXP).
> I have an ethernet network card and want to use it to connect to the internet via my eircom supplied Netopia Cayman 3300 modem.
> eircom say the don't support linux machines, but i should be able to do it this way shouldn't i????
Indeed, they don't support linux, but it will work on linux.
6 months of debian-connectedness confirms this :)
> I have gone to sysinstall to configure my network card but am unsure what to enter for fully-qualified host name and domain.
You will basically be on a private lan by connecting via the ethernet
connection. Unless of course you've enabled bridging in the modem, in
which case you'll have to do PPP stuff.
The simple way is to let the netopia handle the actual broadband
connection, and all you need to do is plug in the ethernet cable.
Set your conenction to use DHCP.
Host name is the name of your machine (anything you like)
domain name is blank.
> Am i going about this the right way??? I'm a relatively new linux usser, and any help would be appreciated.
> Danny Browne.
hope that helps,
sorry it's not a fuller reply, but i'm in a rush, as girlfriend is cooking
dinner, and will throw a wobbler if I'm late!
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