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> >> in most instances, in order to share the connection to with a
> >> dsl provider, you need a ROUTER, not a HUB. the router will
> >> log in to hte provider, get an IP; each individual machine on
> >> the LAN will get an IP address from the router (192.168.x.x)
> >> you CAN use a hub, but you'll have to have one machine that
> >> is set up as a router.
> > This may be true in some or most instances but I have Verizon dsl(for
> > about 2 years now) and use a Netgear 4 port hub on 2 pcs and 1 laptop.
> > Pcs run Win98, SUSE 7.2 and Slackware, lappie Win98 and SuSE 7.2. No
> > router involved, just used netconfig for linux and yast 2 for Suse to
> > set up dhcp. At one time I heard that you need a port between your
> > uplink port and pc connections left open???? Not sure if this is true
> > but that is how mine is set up and works. The pcs usually get assigned
> > the same # from Verizone. Dont know if this helps but it's what works
> > in my house.
> so, let me understand this. you have a hub and have three different
> machines are connected to the hub (say, ports 1,2,3) and you have the
> dsl modem on the uplink port.
> what do you use to connect to verizon? do you use pppoe? static IP?
> when you say "same # from verizon", are you saying each machine
> gets the same IP address?
Sorry for maybe a bit of confusion on my answer here. My setup is from
the wall to my DSL modem provided by Verizon(at that time GTE), to the
uplink port on my 4 port hub. PC's and lappie in port 2,3,4 leaving an
open port between uplink and pc's. Each unit is assigned an ip
address, each address is different. When I refered to getting the same
# that meant every time I turn on the pc or lappie it gets assinged
the same address as it had the last time it was on. It was my
understanding that this was a dynamic ip not static so I would have
thought the address may change but it never does. It works and Im sure
I could put an 8 port hub on and connect more pcs and it would work.
Beats the hell outa me. I just remember talking to a guy that told me
to leave a port open between uplink and the other connected
ports>>>???? So I did.