Re: network and dsl
From: Bit Twister (BitTwister_at_mouse-potato.com)
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 15:01:26 -0500
On Mon, 27 Jun 2005 19:46:02 GMT, geder s dorf wrote:
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> I have two computers, LINUX - XP, connected via a switch. I use
> static IP address set up on Linux.
> The network was working. Then I added a DSL modem, connecting it to
> the switch. I can get on the internet on the XP, but I lost the
> connection between the two computers.
Yes. XP used dhcp and received different ip address and routing
information. That prevents the linux box from seeing the XP box.
> I have not set up a internet
> connection with LINUX. When connected to the internet the modem
> assigns a IP address for the XP computer.
More like the modem gets an ip address from your isp.
>When I disable the internet connection, the connection between the
>computers is restored.
I do not know enough about windows to reply. Guessing you picked the
ip values which XP defaults to when it cannot access the net.
> How can get the internet connection and the two computer connection
>at the same time?
1. Buy another ip address from your ISP.
2. Buy a Network Address Translation (NAT) router. That allows all
boxes connected to it to use the one ip address supplied by your ISP.
3. Configure one of the boxes to be a gateway for the other box. For